Resolution J2672-2013

Honoring John Lynch upon the occasion of his retirement as founding executive director of Suffolk County United Veterans after many years of distinguished service

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  • Jun 22, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 22, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  John  Lynch  upon the occasion of his
retirement as founding  executive  director  of  Suffolk  County  United
Veterans after many years of distinguished service

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of  this  Legislative Body to acknowledge
significant milestones in the distinguished careers  of  esteemed  resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is, furthermore, the sense of this Legislative Body that
members of the Armed Services from the  State  of  New  York,  who  have
served  so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's free-
dom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in  peacetime,
merit special recognition; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor John
Lynch  upon  the  occasion of his retirement after many years of distin-
guished service to  Suffolk  County  United  Veterans;  his  illustrious
tenure  was  celebrated  by  political  officials, Suffolk County United
Veterans alumni, staff, current residents,  and  many  friends,  with  a
joyous event at the AmVets Hall in East Islip, New York; and
  WHEREAS, For more than 25 years, John Lynch rendered faithful, consci-
entious  and valuable service on behalf of Long Island's homeless veter-
ans, earning the admiration, esteem and affection  of  all  those  whose
lives he touched; and
  WHEREAS,  A  resident  of  Wantagh,  New  York, John Lynch was born in
Ireland, one of three children; when he was 18  years  old,  his  family
moved to New York City where he began working at Irving Trust Company on
Wall Street; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1964, John Lynch entered the United States Army, serving
with honor in Vietnam; upon his return he became a small business owner,
operating a construction and  heavy  equipment  company  which  expanded
through the years; and
  WHEREAS,  John  Lynch's  pro-bono  work  with various veterans groups,
including The Vets Place in Babylon, New  York,  led  him  to  establish
Suffolk  County  United  Veterans  in  the late 1980s to assist homeless
veterans in their time of need; and
  WHEREAS, To memorialize the dedication of John Lynch to Long  Island's
veterans,  Suffolk  County  United  Veterans'  main housing unit will be
named in his honor; and
  WHEREAS, In his capacity as executive director, John Lynch served with
loyalty, honor and distinction; he was governed by a keen sense of duty,
and always demonstrated a unique grasp of human problems in his official
acts; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout has been his wife, Ester;  they  are  the
proud  parents  of two children, Karina and John, and the adoring grand-
parents of five grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a  part
of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Retirement will not be the end of John Lynch's work on issues
of import to veterans; his future endeavors include a project to build a
memorial in Ireland for all Irish born veterans that lost their lives in
Vietnam; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  John Lynch upon the occasion of his retirement as founding execu-

tive director of Suffolk County United  Veterans  after  many  years  of
distinguished service; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John Lynch.

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