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Gwirtzman Triangle

Beach 144 St, Cronston Ave., and Beach Channel Dr


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This triangle honors Leroy H. Gwirtzman (1927-1992), a World War II patriot and an active community member who contributed many years of dedicated service to this neighborhood.

A Brooklyn native, Gwirtzman attended P.S. 99 and Midwood High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II (1939-1945), returning to study at New York University, where he graduated in 1949. After settling in Neponsit with his wife Sally, he worked with his father, Saul, at the accounting firm of “Gwirtzman and Gwirtzman,” and later continued his accounting practice alone after his father’s death in 1972.

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