The Responders Run Motorcycle Rally presented a check to Randy Derzinga of Woodcliff Lake, the father of Sgt. First Class Michael Goble, a Green Beret killed in action in December. The check was for 7-year-old Chloe Goble, who is Mr. Goble’s daughter and Mr. Derzinga’s granddaughter. Chloe lives in Florida with her mother, Jennifer Albuquerque. Mr. Goble, who once lived in Westwood, was a highly decorated soldier and had served several tours in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Seventh Special Forces Group after his training and parachute qualifications.
Responders Run is incorporated as a non-profit; it raises funds for the families of first responders: police, fire, EMTs, and members of the military who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Funds are raised through an annual motorcycle rally and generous sponsors.
Bob Nesoff and Howard Cohn, both of New Milford, are past presidents of the former New Milford Jewish Center. They now belong to the JCC of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah.
Responders Run was canceled this year because of the pandemic but it is slated for August 15, 2021.