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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Donovan Introduces Bill to Rename Post Office After Superstorm Sandy Victim

May 3, 2016
Press Release
Leonard Montalto, a long-time postal worker, drowned in his home during the storm

Staten Island, NY—May 3, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) last week re-introduced legislation renaming a South Shore post office in honor of Leonard Montalto, a postal worker who passed away tragically during Superstorm Sandy. Former Congressman Michael Grimm introduced the legislation originally in 2012 and again in 2013.

Congressman Donovan said, “Staten Island lost an honest, hard-working family man when Superstorm Sandy took Lenoard Montalto. He earned this simple gesture to honor his life and memory.”

Angela Montalto, Leonard’s daughter, said, “Many in his personal life looked to my father for advice and guidance. He was well-liked and admired, and his daughters often confided in him. He had an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor. Thank you to Congressman Donovan for re-introducing this bill.”

Montalto worked for 28 years as a clerk at a mail processing station in Tottenville before he passed at age 53. He also served as secretary and treasurer of the American Postal Workers Union, and was running for union president when he passed. Montalto was known for helping employees with their grievances and always standing behind the “little man.” A dedicated father and family man, Montalto also took pride in his home life. His daughters adored him and are proud to continue their push to rename the South Shore Annex in their father’s memory.

Every member of New York State’s Congressional delegation supports the bill as an original cosponsor.