COBBLE HILL — In an emotional ceremony held in the day room at Cobble Hill Health Center on Henry Street in Brooklyn, Rear Admiral Rabbi William Kloner was presented with a special citation by members of the Navy League of the United States.
The admiral was recovering at Cobble Hill Health Center after a serious accident in which he fell from a stage as he was about to deliver a benediction at a coast guard event in Staten Island. Admiral Kloner, a Brooklyn resident, was a Jewish chaplain who served on the Intrepid, was the rabbi of the synagogue on Governors Island before the Coast Guard closed the base in 1996 and was the National Chaplain of the Navy League of the United States.
The recognition of Rear Admiral Kloner was an expression of appreciation for the 82-year-old’s many years of service. Daniel B. Branch Jr., national president of the Navy League, presented the citation as several members of the Navy League who had traveled to Cobble Hill Health Center to attend the ceremony, Admiral Kloner’s wife Elizabeth and Cobble Hill staff members looked on.
Cobble Hill Health Center is a not-for-profit long- and short-term care facility providing services to the disabled and elderly for over 30 years. Located at 380 Henry St. in Cobble Hill, the home has been at the forefront of innovative and progressive treatment for the frail elderly and disabled and offer a complete range of medical, nursing and rehabilitation services.