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Volunteer rescue workers feted at Buckley’s Restaurant

Thanks for the service: Fred Wilken, captain of the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps, presents Robert Parisi a recognition award for 35 years of dedicated service to the corps.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Flatbush

Thanks for the service

Three cheers to Robert Parisi, past captain, first lieutenant, and volunteer di tutti volunteer, at the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The life-saving rescue worker was rewarded for 35 years of exemplary and dedicated service during a ceremony at Buckley’s Restaurant. Captain Fred Wilken, Sr., bestowed honors on our pal Robert, as well as the following recipients: Past Captain Joseph Marcellino, 35 years; Dan Evans and Sal Caruso, 30 years; Anthony Farula and Arthur Berkovitz, 20 years; Nathan Reisman, Peter Bojmal, Kevin Tse, and Michael Mora, 10 years; and Matthew Dean, Theresa Blumenthal, and Yitzchok Freund, five years.

Other awardees included: Eli Tovey, “Mentor of the Year;” Justin Eagle, “Junior Member of the Year;” Gary Hui, Sheldon Zalesky, and Anthony Baisden, “Achievement” awards; Stu Weiselberg, “Member of the Year;” Kharell Leslie, “Dispatcher of the Year;” Samantha Liu and Jean Kenson Dorlouis, “Ambulance Attendants of the Year;” Fred Wilken Jr., “Ambulance Driver of the Year;” Mendy Moskowitz, “Crew Chief of the Year;” and Mendel Levin, “Rookie of the Year.”

Standing O shouts out a sincere “Thank You” to all the recipients for their dedicated service — the community appreciates it.

Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps [4623 Avenue N at Schnectady Avenue in Flatbush, (718) 338–0434].

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