It is with a great deal of heartbreak and sorrow that we mourn the tragic loss of John Kehoe. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kehoe family. His untimely death leaves our Lindenhurst community with a deep feeling of sorrow for the loss of such a valued and dedicated employee, and friend.
John was appointed Village Horticulturist on May 15, 1985. He was an exceptional public employee, and always there when help was needed. John was at all times courteous, considerate of the welfare of others, and performed his work faithfully and efficiently. Over his 35 years of service, the Village took on a new, and beautiful, atmosphere. Through John’s efforts, a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers were expertly planted, watered, and meticulously maintained.
John will be remembered as a highly respected and appreciated member of our Lindenhurst family. He will be missed by all of us, but will never be forgotten. His memory will live on every Spring as the Village blooms with all the vibrant colors and beauty of his works.
On April 13th, as Lindenhurst Department of Public Works and Lindenhurst Fire Department trucks lined the streets, a motorcade of family and friends led John to his final resting place in honor. As a further mark of respect, the flags at all Village of Lindenhurst buildings were displayed at half-staff.
As the Mayor of Lindenhurst, and on behalf of the Lindenhurst Board of Trustees, all of our residents, I would like to publicly recognize the significant and lasting contributions made by John Kehoe to our Lindenhurst community. We offer his family and friends this sincere expression of condolence.
– Michael A. Lavorata, Mayor