Jan. 13, 2020 By Allie Griffin
A Glendale street was co-named Saturday after a lifelong resident and civic volunteer, the late John “Jack” Zwerenz, in honor of his decades of community service.
The corner of 82nd Avenue and Myrtle Avenue was co-named “Jack Zwerenz Way” at a ceremony attended by Council Member Robert Holden, the Glendale Property Owners Association and the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol.
Zwerenz lived in Glendale his whole life and volunteered for the betterment of the community for more than 30 years.
As a member of the property owners association, he led the fight against electrifying the Montauk branch of the Long Island Rail Road that runs through Glendale. He also co-founded G-COP, one of the largest civilian patrols in the city.
“Jack Zwerenz was a mainstay in the community and gave a great deal of his adult life to preserving the quality of life in Glendale,” Holden said in a statement. “His life truly made a difference, and it is my distinct pleasure to honor Jack’s legacy by ensuring his name has a permanent place on Myrtle Avenue.”