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Posted on: March 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Street Renamed in Honor of Father and Son Killed in Crash

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Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory for a street-renaming ceremony in honor of Ravi and Brandon Maharaj. On June 13, 2015, Ravi Maharaj and his son Brandon were tragically killed in a car accident in Farmingdale. Ravi and his wife Amanda, along with their two children Brandon and Crystal, were one of the first families to buy a home in the new Oaks development on Dr. Reed Blvd in North Amityville. Ravi was also a founding member of the Oaks Civic Association, which has been a vital part of this community’s success since its inception in 2013.

“They were the perfect neighbors, and the Oaks community as a whole suffered an inconsolable loss,” said Rodney McRae, President of the Oaks Civic Association.

Joining Supervisor Schaffer and Presiding Officer Gregory were dozens of friends, family, and neighbors of the Maharaj family, including Ravi’s MTA coworkers and Brandon’s teachers from the Copiague School District. The Babylon Town Board recently passed a resolution authorizing the ceremonious renaming of Dr. Reed Boulevard between Fowler Lane and Albany Avenue to “Ravi & Brandon Memorial Way.”

Supervisor Schaffer and Presiding Officer Gregory are seen pictured with friends and family of Ravi and Brandon Maharaj.
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