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Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade 50th Anniversary Journal


Honoring Grand Marshal Rich Loeschner



The Brentwood Parade Committee wishes to thank: Sponsors - Suffolk Transportation Services and a friend who wishes to remain anonymous All who participated in the planning of this annual event All our advertisers for their generous support St. Anne’s RC Church for offering the Mass of Peace Suffolk County for the assistance of the Police and Auxiliary Police The Town of Islip and especially the Parks Department The American Legion’s Joseph Loeffler Post #1006 Campbell’s Bakery for their delicious contributions Wenner Bread for their generous donations ViNardo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gino’s Fashion Tuxedos And a very special thank you to the men and women of the Brentwood Fire Department for the use of their facility on parade day and for the continuing help and support they generously give to this committee! Parade Committee Members Michael J. Grant, Chairperson Harry Allen Pauline Cuevas Heidi De Piazzy Ellen Edelstein Edward J. Kelly Jason Klosowicz Liam Lyons Bill Menendez Tom O’Hara

Joseph Pollachek Tim Pollack Bill Schwarz Tara Schwarz Mike Sgroi George Talley Manny Troche Sue Tully

Life Members Kay Schmidt Kathy Ryan Maria Scott

Richard Loeschner

2018 Grand Marshal

Richard Loeschner has been a part of the Brentwood School District for over seventeen years, serving in various administrative capacities. He was appointed Superintendent of Schools in July 2017. After teaching mathematics for fifteen years, Mr. Loeschner came to Brentwood High School as the Mathematics Department Head. He was promoted to Assistant Principal at North Middle School before returning to the High School as the Associate Principal. He later was named Principal of South Middle School before returning to the High School as Principal for seven years. In 2016, Mr. Loeschner was nominated for and received the New York State High School Principal of the Year award. He has been credited with leading the High School through significant challenges and turning the school culture around. Under his guidance, the graduation rate increased by 17 percent, with approximately 85 percent of the graduating class attending two or four year colleges. Mr. Loeschner is a strong believer in a trustful, happy and loving learning environment. He attends as many extracurricular and special events as possible. He makes himself available to administrators, faculty, staff and students. He has managed to succeed in doing his administrative work, as well as building relationships with students and the Brentwood community. Mr. Loeschner has been married to the love of his life, Annemarie, for over thirty years and he couldn’t be more proud of his three wonderful children; sons Richard and Christopher, and daughter Emily.

Brentwood Parade Committee PO Box 578 Brentwood, NY 11717 631-273-4443

Hon. Michael J. Grant Founder and Past Grand Marshal

Past Grand Marshals 1969 Hon. Edward U. Green, Jr. Esq

1970 Hon. John L. Barry

1971 Rev. Thomas A. Judge

1972 Most Rev. Bishop John R. McGann

1973 John B. Tyrell

1974 Hon. Michael J. Grant

1975 Sister Joan de Lourdes, CSJ

1976 James J. Duffy

1977 Rev. William Singleton

1978 Hon. Peter J. McGowan

1979 - 1980 John F. Middlemiss, Jr. Esq

1981 Marian Repetti

1982 Thomas J. Daly

1983 Thomas Murphy

1984 Sister John Raymond, CSJ

1985 Robert Matherson

1986 Bernard T. Callan

1987 John Fleming

1988 Hon. Patrick G. Halpin

1989 Thomas J. Hackett

1990 William A. Sharkey

1991 Kenneth Rourke

1992 Arthur J. Schiller

1993 James P. Melton

1994 Thomas W. Koyles

1995 Daniel G. Scott

1997 Anna K. Schmidt

1998 Hon. Michael J. Grant Georgia Grant

1999 Hon. Caesar Trunzo

2000 Hon. John Cochrane

2001 Hon. John C. Gallagher

2002 Augustin Medina David Medina

2003 Rev. Gerald Twomey Rev. Lawrence Duncklee

2004 Sisters of St. Joseph

2005 John Kennedy

2006 Michael J. Grant, Jr.

2007 George Roach, Esq

2008 John J. Carney

2009 George Talley

2010 Thomas O’Brien

2011 Lt. Col. Msgr. Thomas Malloy

2012 Maria J. Scott

2013 Hon. Steven J. Flotteron

2014 Thomas O’Hara

2015 Joseph Bond

2016 Edward Tully, Jr.

2017 Jay Satenstein

This page is dedicated to our dearly departed Past Grand Marshals

Founder and twice Grand Marshal Hon. Michael J. Grant (1974 & 1998)

1969 Hon. Edward U. Green

1970 Hon. John L. Barry

1971 Rev. Thomas A. Judge

1972 Bishop John R. McGann

1973 John B. Tyrell

1975 Sister Joan de Lourdes

1976 James J. Duffy

1977 Rev. William Singleton

1979-1980 John F. Middlemiss, Jr.

1981 Marian Repetti

1982 Thomas J. Daly

1983 Thomas Murphy

1984 Sister John Raymond

1985 Robert Matherson

1986 Bernard T. Callan

1989 Thomas J. Hackett

1990 William A. Sharkey

1992 Arthur J. Schiller

1993 James P. Melton

1994 Thomas W. Koyles

1995 Daniel G. Scott

1996 John T. Ryan

1997 Anna K. Schmidt

1999 Hon. Caesar Trunzo

2002 Augustin Medina

2002 David Medina

2005 John Kennedy

Congratulations! to our friend

Richard Loeschner Our Promise A staff that is courteous and helpful Facilities that are clean and comfortable Services handled with respect and dignity A price you can afford - Michael J. Grant, Jr. Michael J. Grant, Sr.

Georgia J. Grant

Founders Michael J. Grant, Jr.

Brian T. Casey Daniel Scott Directors

Amanda Fulton

“Turn to a friend�

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With loving thoughts we dedicate this page to

Michael J. Grant Sr. Husband, Father, Grandfather and Founder of the

Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1969

Georgia J. Grant Michael and Eileen Grant Michael & Kevin

Patricia & Robert Flynn Caroline, Stephen & Meghan

Colleen & Michael Kelly Caitlin, Brighid, Michael, Matthew & Daniel

Eileen & William Lyons Liam, Colin & Luke

Alison & Brian Casey Erin, Logan, Emmett & Gavin

Congratulations to 2018 Grand Marshal Rich Loeschner

from 2017 Grand Marshal Jay Satenstein

Congratulations Rich! Best wishes, Mick & Sue Tully

Congratulations to

Richard Loeschner 2018 Grand Marshal and

The Entire Parade Committee ______________________________________ Commemorating the 102nd Anniversary of the

Easter Rising of 1916 ______________________________________ Best Wishes George L. Roach, Esq. Past Grand Marshal 2007

Brentwood Teachers Association A Union Fostering Success Through Quality Education

Congratulations to Grand Marshal Rich Loeschner! Special thanks to the Brentwood Teachers who take part in the parade with enthusiasm and pride for our Brentwood schools and the wonderful Brentwood community. BTA Executive Officers Kevin Coyne, President Donna McStay, Executive Vice President Jerry Martusciello, Vice President Kris Curran, Vice President Bill VanderBeek, Vice President Robin Steneck, Secretary Dina Protus, Treasurer

Rich Loeschner


Sincerely, Brentwood Public Library

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Congratulations Rich Loeschner

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and Grand Marshal Richard Loeschner

From the Chiefs, Officers and Members of the Brentwood Fire Department and Explorer Post 150

The Rotary Club of Brentwood congratulates

Richard Loeschner May you continue to be a source of strength for our Brentwood community. An honor well deserved.

The Sisters of St. Joseph are proud to join the Brentwood community in honoring

Richard Loeschner at the 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Congratulations Rich Loeschner 2018 Grand Marshal

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Feb. 28, 2018 Proclamation honoring the 50th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Rich and Annemarie Loeschner

Suffolk County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band

Mass honoring the Grand Marshal Fr. Stanislaw Wadowski - Pastor, St. Anne’s RC Church

Thanks to the OďŹƒcers and Members of the Brentwood Fire

Department and to Ken Hughes & Fred Windsor for all you do.

Through the years

Michael J. Grant - Parade Founder

Roisin Dubh 1998 - still with marching with us!

Hon. Patrick G. Halpin - 1988 Grand Marshal Michael & Georgia Grant - 1998 Grand Marshals

Congratulations Grand Marshal

Rich Loeschner

Bruce Fabrizio Certified Public Accountant (631)273-0526


On The 50th St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Parade &

Richard Loeschner Grand Marshal

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Brentwood NY Islander Lions Club 42645 Jason Klosowicz: Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor

Patricia Klosowicz: Committee Chair

On behalf of the Scouts, Leaders, Committee and Parents of Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop and Venturing Crew 371,

Congratulations and Best Wishes to

Richard Loeschner On being the 2018 Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal In recognition of your devoted work to the community of Brentwood, Through your years of service with the Brentwood School District, and your tireless efforts to improve the lives of the youth in our community. Thank You!

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Congratulations to the

Brentwood Parade Committee and

Grand Marshal Rich Loeschner on the

50th Anniversary of the Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Congratulations to our 50th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

Rich Loeschner Brentwood School Superintendent

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2018 Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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