Resolution J1023-2013

Mourning the death of Gus Lanzo, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the death of Gus Lanzo, distinguished
citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Gus Lanzo of Rockville Centre, New York, died on February  1,
2013, at the age of 88; and
  WHEREAS,  Gus  Lanzo was born on October 21, 1924, and raised in Rock-
ville Centre; when he was of age, he was drafted to  serve  his  country
during  World  War II but, because his brother, Frank, was killed in the
Battle of the Bulge, he was never deployed outside of the United States;
  WHEREAS, After the war, the Lanzo family traveled  to  Italy;  it  was
there  he  met  and  married  Julie  Prochilo, in Calabria, in 1947; the
couple returned to America and started  a  life  together  in  Rockville
Centre; and
  WHEREAS,  Gus Lanzo distinguished himself in his profession and by his
sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the  welfare  of  his
community; and
  WHEREAS,  Gus  Lanzo  spent  his life working as a contractor, working
from the time he returned to America until  approximately  three  and  a
half years ago; and
  WHEREAS,  Gus  Lanzo's  commitment  to  excellence,  and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, An active member in his community, Gus  Lanzo  served  as  an
usher  at  St.  Agnes  for  25  years  before he changed parishes to St.
Anthony's in Oceanside, New York, to be  closer  to  his  family;  while
there, he also served as usher; and
  WHEREAS,  Gus  Lanzo was the Commander of the American Legion Post No.
303 in Rockville Centre for about eight years, and also served as  Grand
Knight  of  the  Knights of Columbus in Oceanside, the country's largest
Knights of Columbus chapter; and
  WHEREAS, More than anything, Gus Lanzo was a true family man;  it  was
when his family was around him, he was the happiest; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Gus Lanzo leaves behind a legacy which will long endure  the
passage  of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all he served
and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the  death of Gus Lanzo, distinguished citizen and devoted member
of his community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Gus Lanzo.


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