Resolution J1529-2013

Mourning the death of John Leddy, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community



  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning the death of John Leddy, 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, John "Jack" Leddy of Island Park, New York, died  on  Monday,
March 18, 2013, at the age of 84; and
  WHEREAS,  Affectionately known as Mr. Jack, he resided in Island Park,
New York, with his family for more than 40 years; and
  WHEREAS, Jack Leddy distinguished himself in his profession and by his
sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the  welfare  of  his
community; and
  WHEREAS,  Jack Leddy served as Vice President of H&G Industries, a toy
manufacturer which originated in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; as  the
company grew, it moved to several locations on Long Island before locat-
ing its International Headquarters in Long Beach, New York, where today,
it employs over 1,000 people; and
  WHEREAS,  For more than 50 years, Jack Leddy worked for this prominent
company, commencing at entry level employment and working his way to the
top with hard work and dedication; subsequently, he earned  a  well-res-
pected  name  for himself within the toy industry in not only the United
States but also abroad; and
  WHEREAS, Jack Leddy's commitment to  excellence,  and  his  spirit  of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS,  Constantly helping anyone who asked for or needed help, Jack
Leddy believed all people deserved a second chance; he also gave of  his
time and energies, assisting organizations with donations of merchandise
to benefit the needy; and
  WHEREAS,  In his spare time, Jack Leddy became involved in Island Park
Little League; having three sons and a love of baseball, he was a  life-
long Yankee fan, so it was a labor of love; and
  WHEREAS,  He  started out coaching the teams and eventually became the
League President; after several years in that capacity, he  was  elected
in 1975 to District Administrator for District No. 30 on the South Shore
of Nassau County; and
  WHEREAS,  Jack  Leddy  was responsible for overseeing many leagues and
truly enjoyed working with his colleagues and the youth of District  No.
30; this extraordinary man was a volunteer with the Little League organ-
ization for over 30 years before retiring in 2003; and
  WHEREAS,  Predeceased  by  his  wife,  Carol, of almost 61 years, Jack
Leddy is survived by his  five  children,  Carol  Anne  Denton,  Barbara
Rufie, Richard Leddy, Thomas Leddy, and Stephen Leddy, as well as numer-
ous grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Jack Leddy 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 John Leddy, 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 John Leddy.


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