Jack M. Martins' Constituent stories

Walter Blum

Private Walter Blum of Great Neck was among the bravest Americans to storm the beaches of Normandy in the fight to liberate millions of people from the evils of tyranny.

Mr. Blum joined the United States Army in 1943, at the age of 18. As a member of the Corps of Engineers’ First Amphibious Engineers Brigade, he was among the fi rst Americans to land at Utah Beach on D-Day. Under fierce enemy fire which killed half the men in his brigade, he cleared enemy mines from the path of American landing boats, layed down steel mats to give Allied tanks a clear path to the beach and built field hospitals for wounded American soldiers.

May 17, 2014
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Rose Marie Walker

Rose Marie Walker is a pioneer for women in government and her accomplishments are impressive. A dedicated elected official, Ms. Walker embodies community service. She is not only a beloved mother and proud grandmother, she also manages to devote countless hours to residents and businesses in Nassau County.

A lifelong resident of Hicksville, Ms. Walker was first elected to represent the 17th Legislative District in 2009; residents  recognized her commitment and dedication by re-electing her in 2011 and again in 2013.

May 13, 2014
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Walter Hobbs

Lieutenant Walter Hobbs served in the United States Naval Air Corps. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Walter Hobbs was away at college, attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon coming home for vacation to Manhasset, where his father worked taking care of the famed Whitney Estate, Walter enlisted in the United States Naval Air Corps. 

After completing basic training in North Carolina, Walter started flight training in Florida. After spending some time in Oklahoma, Walter was assigned to the Pacific Theater, flying PBY amphibian planes for search and rescue missions. Walter helped patrol the waters surrounding the Pacific islands, where some of the fi ercest battles of the war in the Pacific took place.

May 20, 2013
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Palmira M. Cataliotti

Palmira M. Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Winthrop-University Hospital, a 591-bed major regional healthcare provider in Mineola.

Ms. Cataliotti joined the Winthrop Finance team in 1997 as Accounting Manager. As her responsibilities involving the diverse financial obligations of the Hospital continued to expand, Ms. Cataliotti was promoted to Assistant Controller, Controller, and in 2005, Director of Finance for the Hospital. In 2008, Ms. Cataliotti was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – a prestigious achievement that designated her as the first female CFO at a hospital on Long Island.

May 13, 2013
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James John Regan

Sergeant Regan’s patriotism, dedication and willingness to sacrifice his life for his country serve as perfect reminders of what makes the United States the greatest country in the world. Although his life may have been lost fighting for his country in a faraway land, he will forever serve as a role model and symbol for freedom and for love of family, friends and country. 

May 18, 2012
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Jean-Marie Posner

Jean-Marie Posner embodies the true spirit of volunteerism. Through her commitment and dedication, she has worked tirelessly to enrich the lives of others while displaying an unwavering support of the beautification of her community and the education of all children. 

May 15, 2012
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John S. Davanzo

On June 8, 1944, during the invasion of Normandy, the U.S.S. Glennon, a Gleaves-class destroyer, struck a mine off Normandy and was eventually sunk by shore batteries. Among the survivors was John S. Davanzo.John returned to his hometown of Mineola after his service in World War II. Those who came to know him over the years marvel at his involvement in his community and the care and compassion he shows for others.

June 9, 2011
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Leslyn Stewart

Leslyn Stewart’s life changed forever when her husband, New York City Police O­fficer Dillon Stewart, was fatally shot while trying to pull over a driver in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Though devastated, Ms. Stewart channeled her grief and turned it into something that would help others.

Ms. Stewart continues to honor her husband’s memory by being an active volunteer in promoting police safety. She served as an inspirational speaker and volunteer in the New York Police Department’s Brooklyn South Patrol Borough Base Training and as the Chairperson of the Health and Wellness Committee for the National Organization of Black Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) New York Chapter.

May 11, 2011
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Willis Avenue School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Willis Avenue School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

May 2, 2011
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Meadow Drive School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Meadow Drive School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

May 2, 2011
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Jackson Avenue School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Upper Room Christian School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

May 2, 2011
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Hampton Street School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Hampton Street School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

May 2, 2011
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Cross Street School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Cross Street School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

May 2, 2011
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John Philip Sousa Elementary School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank John Philip Sousa Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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St. Catherine of Siena School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank St. Catherine of Siena School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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Manor Oaks School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Manor Oaks School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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Long Island Hebrew Academy Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Long Island Hebrew Academy and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 27, 2011
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