Dix Hills – Supervisor Chad A.
Lupinacci and officials from the Town of Huntington, New York State, Suffolk
County, Dix Hills Water District, and family and friends of Sheila Saks joined together for a dedication ceremony for the newly renamed Sheila Saks
Administrative Offices of the Dix Hills Water District to honor the late community advocate on her birthday, Sunday, October
Chad A. Lupinacci, Councilman Eugene Cook, Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Town Clerk
Jo-Ann Raia, Stephen Jimenez on behalf of Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli
represented the Town of Huntington at the ceremony. Former Supervisor Frank
Petrone, John Hennessey of the Dix Hills Water District, and Citizens Advisory
Committee for Dix Hills Water District members Steve Fulgoni, Marietta
Costa, June German, and Jay Hershkowitz were also in attendance.
Chad A. Lupinacci called upon Sheila Saks’ grandchildren to deliver the Pledge
of Allegiance; Ginelle Cantave performed the National Anthem.
Lupinacci, Councilman Eugene Cook and Councilwoman Joan Cergol spoke of Ms.
Saks’ devotion to the community, with Supervisor Lupinacci announcing that the
House Beautiful Dix Hills Civic Association, of which Ms. Saks was a founding
member and past president, would be donating a plaque to hang inside the newly
renamed Sheila Saks Administrative Offices honoring her dedication and service
to the Dix Hills Water District and the Dix Hills community.
Supervisor Frank Petrone recounted his experiences working with Sheila Saks
during his tenure as Supervisor.
Jim Gaughran, Assemblyman Andrew Raia, Assemblyman Steve Stern, Legislator
Susan A. Berland, and Legislator William Spencer were also in attendance,
representing New York State and Suffolk County, respectively.
Saks’ family, including husband Avi Saks, daughter Dawn Saks-Mintzer, and son Simon
Saks each spoke on behalf of the Saks family, while they were joined by Ms.
Saks’ grandchildren, extended family and friends from the greater Huntington
community for the birthday celebration honoring the longtime community
At its February 13 meeting, the
Huntington Town Board renamed the Dix Hills Water District Administration
Building in memory of Sheila Saks, the longtime Dix Hills resident and
community advocate who passed away in July 2018, as the Sheila Saks
Administrative Offices, formally recognizing Ms. Saks for her contributions to
the Dix Hills Water District and acknowledging her tireless efforts to improve
the quality of life for residents of Dix Hills.
In the photo (l-r): Members of
Sheila Saks' extended family at the unveiling of the Dix Hills Water District
Sheila Saks Administrative Offices with Legislator William Spencer; Simon Saks;
Legislator Susan A. Berland; Senator Jim Gaughran; Dawn Saks-Mintzer; Avi Saks;
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci; Councilman Eugene Cook; Councilwoman Joan Cergol;
Assemblyman Steve Stern; Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia; former Supervisor Frank
Petrone; Assemblyman Andrew Raia.