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The Long Island Home Honors John C. Mesloh with their highest honor, The Tapestry of Life Award

(January 23, 2009) The Long Island Home's 8th Annual Tapestry Event, the President's Cocktail Reception, being held on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at The Carltun in East Meadow will honor John C. Mesloh. The Tapestry of Life Award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by The Long Island Home. Recipients of this award have all demonstrated advocacy in quality healthcare as well as outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication to the services provided by South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. This year, the funds raised for our Tapestry Event will be utilized to defray the cost of the Intergenerational Day at the Cradle of Aviation on November 20, 2008 and augment the many ongoing programs for kids and seniors.

Robert E. Detor, President and CEO, for The Long Island Home stated, "He welcomed the opportunity to honor John Mesloh for his outstanding accomplishments, dedication and commitment to quality healthcare as well as his personal advocacy for individuals who need mental health services and long term care. Mr. Mesloh is an esteemed member of our Board of Directors serving as both Secretary and Treasurer. He is indeed a leader and valued resource and has earned our admiration and respect.�

Mr. John C. Mesloh, a long time Garden City resident and a distinguished citizen of Long Island, is an outstanding choice for this award. Mr. Mesloh is a retired Vice President of Pfizer, Inc, and presently, serves on the Board of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, a Board Member and Treasurer of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Garden City, a member of the Board of Wartburg Lutheran Services, Inc., the operator of several senior care facilities and a member of the Board of the Bethlehem Foundation. His former service includes a Board Member of Winthrop Hospital, a Trustee of the Board of Education of the Garden City Public Schools and a Board Member of Roosevelt Savings Bank.

A Certified Public Accountant since l960, Mr. Mesloh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University. Mr. Mesloh and his wife, Lillian, who passed away in 2006, were married forty-seven years and raised three children all who attended Garden City Public Schools. There are six grandchildren, four residing in Garden City and two in Melville. He is a Past President of the Garden City Athletic Association and Friends of the Garden City High School Band. Mr. Mesloh's hobbies include restoration of collectible cars and stamp collecting.

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