St. John's University, New Yorkers Mourn the Passing of Former Mayor Ed Koch
February 01, 2013
John’s University joins the New York community in mourning the
passing of one of our city’s great leaders, Mayor Edward
Koch. St. John’s is proud to call New York City home and we
are grateful for all of his tireless work and dedicated
leadership. Mayor Koch’s legacy will always be cast as a true
fighter for his beloved city in saving New York from financial ruin
and bankruptcy during his tenure in office.
We fondly remember celebrating our 1985 Men’s Basketball Final Four
appearance and our NIT Championship in 1989 with Mayor Koch at City
Hall, as he united New Yorkers in support of St.
The entire St. John’s community sends its heartfelt condolences to
Mayor Koch’s family in their time of sorrow.