Announcement & Highlight Board
Lott House 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting
MPCA Halloween Fall Festival 2021
- Ralph V. Pugliese (former MPCA President, 1981-1992)
Passed away on July 19, 2020 at the age of 95. Ralph Pugliese was a former President of the MPCA (then known as Marine Park Civic Association) from June 1981 to June 1992. He loved the community and neighborhood, where he lived from 1963 to 2003. We remember several of the programs and initiatives he worked on with other members of the community and local politicians to improve the quality of life of the residents. These include, a program he worked on with Community Board 18 to resolve the graffiti that had become prevalent at that time, the improvement project to revitalize Marine Park, when the fields were redone, and the bocce court was added, and in initiating the relocation of the sanitation trucks which were being double parked on Avenue S., which was also a safety concern. Ralph was a teacher at P.S. 207, the school he retired from after a thirty- three year teaching career. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus (fourth degree), the Lion’s Club, and the Catholic Teachers Association. He was a former parishioner, usher, and member of the parish council at St. Columba. He was born in Brooklyn in 1925, raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section, graduated from Boy’s High School, and St. John’s University, which was located in Brooklyn at the time. He always loved his Marine Park neighborhood, and the many friends, neighbors, and students he knew there.
Former City Councilman
1956 - 2019
It is with heartfelt sadness that we have learned of the passing of our former City Councilman Lew Fidler. Lew was more than a City Councilman – he was a neighbor who cared about his community and all those who needed his assistance. He was passionate about many problems in our City, as we can attest to when he attended our Marine Park Community Association monthly meetings. Through the years he was an advocate for our community and supported many projects in Marine Park and the Hendrick I. Lott House. His presence will be greatly missed.
Our sympathy goes out to his wife Robin, their two sons, family and friends. May the love that surrounds you be a source of comfort during this difficult time.
The Funeral for Lew Fidler will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 11:00am, at IJ Morris Funeral Home, located at 1700 Coney Island Avenue. (Between Avenue M and Avenue N).
Shiva details will be shared as they become available.
— Marine Park Community Association