Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship 2019
|Philip L. Williams|
Merrick Post No. 1282 will be awarding a Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Bellmore/Merrick high school senior who best exemplifies the qualities of Philip L. Williams.
Phil's core values were focused on Strong Morals: Patriotism, Family Values, Community Service and a strong Work Ethic. Phil was an inspiration because he took every opportunity to exhibit and incorporate these morals in his life. He made a difference to his fellow veterans, his co-workers, as well as his family and friends by reminding us to integrate these beliefs into everyday life.
In Memoriam - Vincent J. Gabriele
|Vincent J. Gabriele, PC|
|June 5, 1927 - January 10, 2019|
Dear Post Members, on Thursday, January 10, 2019, Past Post Commander, Vincent J. Gabriele, passed away and reported to Post Everlasting., If any Post member is interested in attending the Merrick Post 1282, American Legion, solemn ceremony for Post Member, Vincent, we are going to meet at the Bellmore Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm American Legion ceremony., Bellmore Funeral Home is located at 2340 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore, New York., For more information call the Post phone at 516-521-6989 or the Funeral Home at 516-781-2022. Thank you.
Obituary of Vincent J. Gabriele (courtesy of Newsday)
Vincent J. Gabriele of North Merrick passed away in his home on January 10, 2019, the age of 91, after a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Adele. Loving Fatherof Michael (wife Joanne), Donald, and the recently deceased Judy Pinney (Chuck). Cherished Granfather of Christine and Michael (wife Kathleen) and 3 Great-Grandchildren Vanessa, Samantha and Patrick. Loving husband to the late Susan, loving Stepfather to the late Gary Wisniewski and step-grandfather to Theodore, Elijah and the late Evan. A proud Navy Veteran of WWII and a man of may talents. Vinny worked 32 year for WNBC-TV as a videotape engineer and ultimately Supervisor of video-tape central at 30 Rock. As a member of the South Shore Power Squadron, he served on the Board of Governors and as an Instructor and Chaplain. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5253, he also served as Commander of the American Legion Merrick Post No. 1282 from 2001 to 2005. He was loved and adored by all and forever remembered in our hearts.
Family and Friends may visit the Bellmore Funeral Home, 2340 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore on Tuesday, January 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in North Merrick. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
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In Memoriam - John B. Tonn
|John B. Tonn
|December 10, 1931 to December 19, 2018|
Dear Post Members, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Post Member, John B. Tonn, passed away and reported to Post Everlasting., If any Post member is interested in attending the Merrick Post 1282, American Legion, solemn ceremony for Post Member, John B. Tonn, we are going to meet at N. F. Walker's Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm American Legion ceremony., N. F. Walker's Funeral Home is located at 2039 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, New York., For more information call the Post phone at 516-521-6989 or the Funeral Home at 516-378-0303. Thank you.
John Tonn was a good man! He loved to play cards at poker and he would make you laugh. I remember on Memorial Day, when when the Post had its Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion parade and ceremony, he would be able to fit into his uniform that he wore when he was in service. John helped the Post in many of its projects. He will be missed.
Specialist 4 Tom Garvey, U.S. Army Lesson from Vietnam: Glad to be Alive
Dear Reader, this article was submitted to our Post by Post Member Thomas J. Garvery. Courtesy of Thomas J. Garvey.
|Specialist 4 Tom Garvey|
Think of your most stressful day on the job—looming deadlines, unhappy bosses, sales quotas, late nights, and people who can’t get along. Then consider what Specialist 4 Tom Garvey went through every day during his tour in Vietnam from 1967-1968—fire missions with high explosives, incoming mortar fire, rocket and artillery attacks, and the constant possibility of his unit being overrun. Listening to Tom’s story helped me view my life’s experiences from a different perspective. I hope his story will have the same effect on you.
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