Milestones

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2022
June 10

IN MEMORIAM: Cleo Oliver, Fairview Area Chair

Dear Greenburgh District Leaders & Activists, It is with great sadness that I inform you that Fairview Area Chair Cleo Oliver died Friday morning.  Cleo was a longtime friend to many of us.  She served on the Greenburgh Democratic Executive Committee for decades.  She was always fighting for progressive causes, Democratic candidates, and town issues that impacted her neighborhood. I had spoken to Cleo on Thursday. She was healthy and in good spirits. We planned to see each other on Friday.  When I called there was no answer.  Her son Mark returned my call with the news she died of..Read More
May 28

IN MEMORIAM: George J. Lederer (1920-2022), Father of Catherine Lederer-Plaskett

May 17

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Henry C. Weinstein (1934-2022), husband of Roz Weinstein

“A nationally distinguished psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, educator, and scholar, Henry spent an extraordinary career working at the intersection of law and medicine… He was passionate about the mental health of the incarcerated; a leader in defining the ethical dimensions of his profession; and a mentor to a younger generation of practitioners. For all those lucky to have known him, he will be missed.” Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/henry-weinstein-obituary?id=34870297
April 27

IN MEMORIAM: Michael Stolzar (1948-2022), White Plains District Leader

Mike had a long history of political and civic involvement in New York City and in Rye Brook before he and his wife, Karen, moved to White Plains, where he served as a Democratic District Leader and as a member of the Conservation Board. Michael was very active in the Democratic Party, campaigning for Hillary Clinton and George Latimer and many other local elected officials. He also served as President of Community Synagogue in Rye, and was an avid runner. Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/nytimes/name/michael-stolzar-obituary?id=34490695
March 11

IN MEMORIAM: Judge Gilbert Rabin (1923-2022), father of Marni Rabin-Marron

“‘The Judge,’ as he became affectionately known by everyone, was elected as a City Justice in 1969 serving in that office for 12 years. In 1982, he was sworn in as a Yonkers City Court Judge. Unfalteringly diligent and fair-minded, he continually received endorsements from all political parties until his retirement as Chief Judge of the Yonkers City Court in 1993. His retirement was short lived when in 1993 he was appointed as a Judicial Hearing Officer in the Westchester County Supreme Court, an appointment which continued each year until 2019, when he retired from the bench. The Judge wore..Read More
January 15

IN MEMORIAM: Reginald Lafayette (1952-2022), former Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee

Reginald LaFayette, a longtime Democratic leader in Westchester County who was a veteran of local politics and elections, died Saturday morning. He was 69. LaFayette was the former longtime chairman of the Westchester County Democratic Committee, which announced his passing on its Facebook page. It said the cause of death had not been released. LaFayette became the party’s county chairman in 2004 and held the post until 2020, when he dropped out of a race for re-election in August of that year. He was currently the Democratic commissioner of the Westchester County Board of Elections and chairman of the Mount Vernon..Read More
2021
December 9

IN MEMORIAM: Marjorie Gaffney, former State Committeewoman, WCDC Vice Chair, and Greenburgh District Leader

Obituary: https://www.springgrove.org/obituary/marjorie-gaffney/
November 14

IN MEMORIAM: Ann P. Kearns (1936-2021), mother of Ellen Kearns

Obituary: https://clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/676/Ann-Kearns/obituary.html#tribute-start
November 12

IN MEMORIAM: Chief Judge Arthur “Mike” Doran Jr. (1941-2021)

“Among his proudest achievements is the founding of the Yonkers Drug Court. He was an active member of many organizations and was proud to have served on many, many Boards. He is the only person in history to hold the title of Grand Marshall at both of the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parades, one on South Broadway and the other on McLean Avenue. He is most remembered for his wisdom, patience, kindness and generous spirit.” Obituary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/yonkers-ny/arthur-doran-10443275
November 8

IN MEMORIAM: Anne C. Wheeler (1929-2021), mother of Leslie Chervokas

Obituary: https://www.edwardsdowdle.com/obituaries/Anne-Wheeler-2/#!/Obituary