ASTORIA, N.Y. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris issued the following statement upon hearing of the passing of lifelong Astorian and civic activist Luke Gasparre.
“Luke Gasparre was a friend to everyone in Astoria. He shared his love of the Mets, public service, and his community with every person he encountered. We will all miss Luke’s warm presence and constant smile. As Luke’s State Senator, I was proud to induct him into the Senate Veterans Hall of Fame in 2016 and was even prouder to call him my friend.”
Luke Gasparre was a member of the United States Army who fought in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He was a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service and among the longest-serving ushers in the history of the New York Mets organization. Senator Gianaris inducted Gasparre into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame in 2016.
For more information about Luke Gasparre from his 2016 induction in the Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, click here.