On Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 the Lansingburgh Post Office at 2-116th St. will be renamed in honor of Marty Mahar a lifelong resident of Troy, NY. Marty was a Letter Carrier for the US Post Office and my own Postman when my Hair shop was at 106th & Fifth. You could always hear him coming, by his Whistle. Marty was also a Councilman in Troy and our Mayor. Marty also served as Branch President of the local National Association of Letter Carriers.
A variety of speakers will be there for the dedication including:
Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Scott Murphy
Former Congressman Mike McNulty
State Senator Roy McDonald
Count Executive Kathy Jimino &
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is tentatively scheduled to speak.
Emcee will be William Cook who is President of Branch 358 National Association of Letter Carriers. John Reilly the Senior Manager of Post Office Operation for the Postal Service's Albany District will speak for the Postal Service.
For those of you unfamilar with Marty's career he work ed as a Letter Carrier for almost 30 years, he retired in 1983. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, District President for six years, Local President Branch 416 eight years and State Officer Delegate at Large two years, Secretary two years and State Treasurer for 25 years. He was National Legislative Liaison Officer for 14 years and served as Trustee, Local Branch 358, a very busy man indeed!
Here in Troy Marty was a City Councilman for 12 yrs and served as Mayor of Troy from 1990-1991.
Also very involved in the community, Marty was a founding member of the Uncle Sam Parade Committee, Uncle Sam Monument Committee, the Troy Patriots Pop warner Football League and the Troy Flag Day Parade, member of the Board of Tibbitts Cadets and past Commander of the Trojan Post 469 VFW. He was a former National Sevice Officer and Past State Legislative Director for the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Albany.
The Ceremony will start at 10 AM. Traffic on the street in front of the Post Office will be restricted.
He would be honored to have you there to join his Family for this great occasion!