It is with great sadness that I share with you all the passing of a lifelong member of our community – Mr. John Linz. The Linz family has been a part of the Rockaway Beach Community for close to 100 years – calling the community their family’s home for the summer since around the 1920’s. John was 90 years old when he passed away early last week.
Mr. Linz was a former board member for the Improvement Association- serving as our Vice President for a number of years. He was also a strong advocate the acquisition and preservation / improvement of our Association’s “field” property. John’s biggest achievement for our community however, affected every member of our community- and still continues to do so today. In the 1990’s John was instrumental in petitioning and advocating for the extension of public water and sewerage to the Turkey Point Peninsula.
In honor and remembrance of John Linz and his service and contributions to our community – we have draped the Rockaway Beach Sign in black as the community mourns the loss of such a beloved resident.
Kevin M. McDonough
Secretary – Fundraising Coordinator – Web Administrator
Rockaway Beach Improvement Association Inc.
Turkey Point Improvement Association