Chairman Crowley Statement on John Garvey

July 2, 2018
Press Release

(Queens, NY) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on the passing of John Garvey:

“Today, my thoughts and prayers are with John Garvey’s family. John was a tremendous advocate for the Irish experience in the United States and he’ll be deeply missed by all those who considered him a friend.

“A devoted school teacher, a Vietnam-era veteran, and an honored member of the Bronx Gaelic League, John, along with his wife Ann, was instrumental in helping to ensure that New York students were taught the injustice and legacy of the Great Hunger. I was deeply proud to work alongside him on this effort.”