Around Town: News from your neighbors

Around Town: News from your neighbors
Jorge Mejía
Peter Julian

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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town!

Notable Passings

The Throggs Neck Benevolent Association wishes to inform the community of some notable passings:

Diane McSwigin

• Matthew Kuhl, who passed away after a valiant battle with illness.

• Dave Sheehan, was the beloved husband of his wife Marie for over 50 years. He was the father of Elizabeth, Noreen and David Sheehan, and father-in-law to Kevin and Brenda.

Dave was an amazing grandpa to seven loving grandchildren.

Dave emigrated from Ireland and worked his whole life.

Dave helped pave the way for so many others who came after him, and he instilled a strong work ethic in his children.

He was a loving son, brother and uncle to so many and he was a good countless friend to others.

Dave was a proud Kerryman and Bronxite, a United States Army veteran who fought for his country.

His wonderful sense of humor and Irish wit entertained all who were lucky enough to know him.

He adored his wife Marie, his partner in life, and had a kind word for everyone.

He will be sorely missed.

Scholarship Winner

A student at Boston College who comes from Kingsbridge and is a graduate of The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice has won one of the college’s top scholarships.

Jorge Mejía, was awarded the college’s 2018 Oscar A. Romero Award, which covers 75 percent of the senior-year tuition and is given annually to a Boston College junior who has demonstrated leadership, academic achievement and involvement in the Hispanic/Latino community, both on and off campus.

Mejía’s parents, Patricia Guerrero and Jorge Mejía, were in attendance at a recent ceremony where the scholarship was awarded.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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