Resolution J120-2013

Mourning the death of former Broome County Executive Donald L. McManus, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of former Broome County Execu-
tive  Donald L. McManus, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his
community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Donald Leo McManus of Endicott, New York,  died  on  Tuesday,
November 20, 2012, at the age of 79; and
  WHEREAS,  Donald L. McManus was a kind and compassionate man who had a
devout love for God, church, family and his country; he was a member  of
St.  Anthony  of Padua Church in Endicott, New York, serving as a Parish
Trustee and in the funeral ministry; and
  WHEREAS, He served his country as a member of the United  States  Army
during the Korean Conflict; and
  WHEREAS, Donald L. McManus distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and
  WHEREAS, He was the owner and proprietor of McManus Press in Endicott,
New York; as a dedicated public servant, he was a Town of Union Council-
man,  Supervisor  and  elected  Broome  County's first Democratic County
Executive; his commitment to public service elevated him  to  the  state
level  as  a  Regional  Ombudsman, Director of Regulatory Affairs of the
Department of State before serving as active Secretary  of  State  under
former Governor Hugh Carey; and
  WHEREAS,  Donald  L. McManus retired as the Deputy Director of the New
York State Thruway Authority; and
  WHEREAS, His commitment to excellence, and  his  spirit  of  humanity,
carried  over  into  all  fields of enterprise, including charitable and
civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents,  Edwin  and  Doris  McManus;  his
in-laws,  Thomas  and  Antoinette  Gleeson;  brothers,  Matthew McManus,
Joseph McManus and Jerome McManus; sister, Sharon Mang; brothers-in-law,
Michael Fiorelli and William Kostun; Donald L. McManus  is  survived  by
his  wife  of  57  years, Kathleen Gleeson McManus; daughters, Kim (Jim)
Crandall, Kathleen (Ron)  Nowak;  sons,  Donald  (Gina)  McManus,  Kevin
(Rebecca) McManus, Matthew (Jennifer) McManus, Edwin (Jennifer) McManus;
14  grandchildren,  Ryan (Taylor) Crandall, Allison McManus, Donald (DJ)
McManus, Amy Crandall, Ashley Crandall, Amber McManus, Stephanie Pruden,
Eric Pruden, Elyssa McManus, Edwin McManus,  Kevin  McManus  Jr.,  Jacob
McManus,  Aileen  McManus  and Taylor McManus; four great-grandchildren,
Anthony McManus, Hayden Strope, Alana McManus, and Harlow Crandall; four
brothers, William McManus, David  (Patricia)  McManus,  Michael  (Terri)
McManus,  James (Linda) McManus; four sisters, Marcella Fiorelli, Joanne
(Richard) Nolan, Helen Kostun, Kathleen (Charles) Porter;  and  brother-
in-law, Robert Mang; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Donald L. McManus leaves behind a  legacy  which  will  long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of former Broome County  Executive  Donald  L.  McManus,
distinguished  citizen  and  devoted  member of his community; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Donald L. McManus.

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