Friends and family, business owners and other leaders are mourning the loss of William R. Bohn, president of the Huntington Rotary Club who was killed in a crash on Saturday.
Bohn, who was serving his third term as Rotary president, was president of Summit Graphics Inc.
The MTA police department confirmed Monday that Bohn, 69, was killed Saturday morning when a train bound for Penn Station struck his car at the Pulaski Road crossing. Aaron Donovan, spokesperson for the MTA Police Department, said an investigation was ongoing but that “at this time, there does not appear to be any criminality suspected, and the crossing gates appear to be functioning as intended, with gate arm down across the roadway, lights flashing and chimes sounding.”
State Assemblyman Keith Brown said, “Huntington lost a great man,”and “Bill was a such a great guy it is a huge loss for our community.”
Bohn was also formerly president of the Townwide Fund, and involved in numerous other organizations and projects around Huntington.
“The Huntington Rotary Club and Huntington community have experienced a profound loss in the passing of our dear friend Bill Bohn this past Saturday morning,” the club said.
“A great loss for Huntington! Small of stature, but huge of committment to our Community. Bill was truly a driving force for service to our community. The Kiwanis Club of Huntington sends sincere condolences to Bill’s family, and to the Rotary Club of Huntington and its members,” Barbara Macchiaroli, secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Huntington, posted on Facebook.