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

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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
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  • 15 / Jan / 2013

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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

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
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Donald L. McManus.


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