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From the left: Alert Fire Company Chief John Purcell; Lobodzic’s wife, Debbie, and daughter, Jennifer Lobodzic ; and Alert Fire Company President James Neubert

Honoring The Memory Of Great Neck Alert Firefighters Zachary Lobodzic And Thomas Madigan

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company recently gathered at the Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park to honor the lives of Zachary Lobodzic and Thomas Madigan, who both passed away after succumbing to 9/11 related illnesses. In recognition of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice, their names have been added to the park’s memorial wall, ensuring their legacy of commitment and faithful service to the community will never be forgotten.

Against the blue sky, above and behind where the dedication took place, the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department graciously flew an enormous American flag arch, a symbol of dignity and respect, in remembrance of these fallen members.

Zack was a 47-year member of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company and Tom, a 55-year member. During their long tenure with the Company, they each served as Trustees to the Board for many years. Zack and Tom grew up in Great Neck, becoming lifelong residents of the community where they worked, volunteered and raised their families.

From the left: Alert Fire Company Chief John Purcell; Madigan’s sons, Thomas Madigan, Jr., and Kevin Madigan; Alert Fire Company President James Neubert (Contributed photos)

—Submitted by the Great Neck Alert Fire Company

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