April 11, 2012
I just received this note from Joan Bodenlos Lewis.
Mal Bodenlos – “PAL” director and coach
Many of you are aware that as a result of the reconstruction of the 17th street Park located on Seagirt Ave. in Far Rockaway, Mal’s memorial plaque had to be removed. Thanks to the watchful eye of the resident engineer, Tyler McLeete, the plaque was noticed and saved. It has recently been placed in an area chosen by his family behind the basketball court and paddleball court between 10th and 11th streets facing the ocean that Mal loved so much.
The family is planning a rededication ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the park by his plaque. All who wish to attend are welcome. Please spread the word about this ceremony. We hope to meet some of you at that time.
The family is in awe that even though 33 years have passed since our dad retired from the “PAL”, “his boys”( as the family refers to all who participated in the “PAL “programs) are still expressing verbally or in writing warm appreciative thoughts about our dad. All of “his boys” have honored him. Thank you to all of you.
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memories of Mal.