Tuesday, April 17, 2012


We regret to inform the community of the passing of John DeLeo on April 11th, 2012. John was a distinguished Past President of the Peninsula Kiwanis and a distinguished Lt. Governor of the Long Island South West Division. John was the chair of the Peninsula Kiwanis bi-annual food drive to collect kosher and non kosher food and deliver those items to St Joachim's Church food pantry and the Jewish Community Center of Cedarhurst food pantry. Monsignor Paul F. Rahilly of St Joachim's spoke at the funeral about John breaking the wall that often exists between religions and always making sure he had collected enough kosher food for the JCC food pantry. Every year Msgr. Rahilly and Reva Zomber would meet at the Peninsula Kiwanis Thanksgiving eve meeting to thank John for his effort. The family has asked that all donations be sent to Kamp Kiwanis c/o the Peninsula Kiwanis PO Box 301 Hewlett NY to help send a special child in need to camp for 2 weeks in the summer. The John Deleo food drive will continue on May 19th and 20th from 9am-4pm at King Kullen in Hewlett.

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