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Former Commissioner Thomas J. Murray

Former Port Washington Water Commissioner and NSWCA member Thomas J. Murray has passed away.

Tom led a life of service to his community and to his nation. In his 22 years as a Port Washington Water District Commissioner he presided over numerous changes, dealt with issues confronting the District including saltwater intrusion, and ensured the future of the area’s water supply through preventive maintenance programs.

His service to the community at large was extensive. Tom was a member of the Port Washington Fire Department for 47 years, Flower Hill Hose Co. #1, serving as Chief and Assistant Chief for six years. He also held the position of Chairman of the Nassau County Fire Commission and President of the Nassau County Fireman’s Association. Tom was on the Nassau County Vocational Education and Extension (VEEB) Board for a number of years.

A U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War, and Purple Heart recipient, Tom proudly served his country with distinction and honor in combat.

His guidance and professionalism will be greatly missed.