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Levittown Veteran Laid To Rest

The funeral for Levittown fire fighter Jason DeLauro, 32, was held on Sept. 13. DeLauro was killed in an accident that occurred on Sunrise Highway, near Horseblock Road in Yaphank at approximately 1 p.m. on Sept. 8. According to police, DeLauro pulled his 2005 Honda motorcycle over to the median; a car veered out of the westbound lane and struck him. DeLauro was pronounced dead at the scene. 

 

Emergency responders said the driver of the vehicle refused medical attention; the vehicle was impounded for investigation. Police said no charges had been filed. 

 

From the Levittown Fire Department: Jason DeLauro was born on June 6, 1982 and joined the Levittown Fire Department on June 7, 2000, the day after his 18th birthday, giving him 13 years in the Levittown Fire Department. 

 

During his 13 years of service Jason was a member of Ladder Company 1 and Engine Company 3 and served as company secretary for both companies. He joined the Air Force in October 2009 and graduated from Lackland Air Force Base with distinguished honors. 

 

Jason was then was stationed in West Hampton. During his time with the Air Force Jason attended tech school at Keesler Air Force Base and then returned to West Hampton. 

 

Jason will be remembered by his parents Bob and Pam and his younger brother Justin. 


News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Island Trees Board of Education - September 17

Mini-College Fair - September 17

All-Star Comedy Show - September 18


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