Town of Dickinson honors Maria Zobniw

By Keith Zubrow

July 21, 2014 Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Town of Dickinson honors one of its fallen civil servants.

Community members celebrated the fifth annual Maria Zobniw Day at her memorial plaque next to the Prospect Terrance Fire Company.

Zobniw was one of 13 people shot and killed at the American Civic Association on April 3, 2009. She worked there as an immigration counselor.

The day Zobniw was killed she was off from work, but went to the ACA to help two families.

"When an immigrant from Iraq still expresses appreciation for Maria's assistance in helping to unite an infant child, then we see we can make a difference by helping someone during a time of turmoil," said Maria’s husband Lubomyr Zobniw.

The Town of Dickinson has celebrated Maria Zobniw day on her birthday, July 21, for the last five years.

She would have turned 65 years old Monday.

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