Friends and family, business owners and other leaders mourn the loss of William R. Bohn, president of the Huntington Rotary Club, who was killed in an accident Saturday.
Bohn, who was in his third term as Rotary president, was president of Summit Graphics Inc.
The MTA Police Department confirmed Monday that Bohn, 69, was killed Saturday morning when a train bound for Penn Station hit his car at the Pulaski Road crossing. Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the MTA Police Department, said an investigation is underway but “at this time, there appears to be no suspicion of criminality, and crossing gates appear to be functioning as intended, with the barrier arm down on the roadway, the lights flash and the chimes sound.
State Assemblyman Keith Brown said “Huntington has lost a great man” and “Bill was such a great guy it’s a huge loss to our community.”
Bohn was also past president of the Townwide Fund and involved in many other organizations and projects around Huntington.
“The Huntington Rotary Club and the community of Huntington experienced a profound loss at the passing of our dear friend Bill Bohn last Saturday morning,” the club said.
“Bill was a man of great integrity, humility, and dedication to serving others. From his family to our communities of Huntington and Long Island, to international Rotary causes, Bill’s selflessness was immense.
“The Chamber of Commerce, Oheka Castle and countless other organizations have benefited from Bill’s commitment to Rotary’s motto ‘Serving Before Self’.
“We mourn with Bill’s wife, children, grandchildren and sisters, and thank them for sharing it with us.”
“A great loss for Huntington! Small in size, but huge in commitment to our community. Bill was truly a driving force for service to our community. The Kiwanis Club of Huntington sends its sincere condolences to Bill’s family, and to the Rotary Club of Huntington and its members,” Barbara Macchiaroli, secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Huntington, posted on Facebook.