A Coney Island sanitation worker who suffered a fatal heart attack on duty was honored for his municipal service when his agency renamed his base in memory of the departed Strongest.
Allen Gormely, who worked out of Brooklyn South District 13 and died on September 11, 2006 while making his rounds, was immortalized in front of his peers by Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty, who presided over a ceremony, renaming the base on Neptune Avenue, between West 20th and West 21st streets, the “Allen Gormely Garage.”
The pomp-filled rites featured a Sanitation honor guard and a solemn serenade by the department’s Emerald Society Pipes & Drum Band.
©2008 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.