The Stewart Manor–New Hyde Park Republican Committee will honor Stewart Manor Fire Chief of Department Thomas Skinner and teacher Eileen Sullivan, wife of County Court Judge Dave Sullivan with a dinner on Wednesday, October 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Umberto’s Restaurant in New Hyde Park.
Chief Skinner was born and raised in New Hyde Park. After Skinner and his wife Madeline purchased their home in 2002, he rapidly involved himself in the Stewart Manor community, joining the Stewart Manor Fire Department and serving as Lieutenant, Captain, assistant Chief and now as Chief of Department.
He has been awarded Firefighter of the Year and is an avid supporter and coordinator of the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior organization (www.ncff-oww.com).
Chief Skinner volunteered for several months at Ground Zero during the recovery efforts in 2001 and personally constructed the 911 Memorial at the Stewart Manor Village Hall.
Eileen Sullivan has taught kindergarten at Saint Aidan School in Williston Park for 21 years and is part of the staff of the New Hyde Park Funeral Home. Sullivan is a Girl Scout Leader and the mother of three: Katherine, Dave, Jr., and Megan. She is married to the Honorable David P. Sullivan, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Nassau County Court Judge, Supervising Judge of the Town and Village Justice Courts, and former Village Justice of New Hyde Park.
Her dedication to her family, kindergarten children, the Girl Scouts, the Republican Party and our community are a testament to her good nature and good heart.
A commemorative journal in honor of Tom and Eileen will be displayed at the dinner and distributed throughout our community.
For information on purchasing dinner tickets and placing an ad in the journal, please contact Dinner-Journal Chair Ed Powers at 516-354-5429.