Mourning the death of Michael A. Najarian, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Michael A. Najarian,
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, Michael A. Najarian of Binghamton, New York, died on May 19,
2013, at the age of 66; and
WHEREAS, Michael A. Najarian distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
WHEREAS, A consummate leader, Michael A. Najarian was a dedicated
firefighter, serving the Endicott Fire Department for over 36 years,
retiring with the esteemed rank of Captain, truly valuing every day of
his service; and
WHEREAS, Retiring from the fire department, Michael A. Najarian became
the Superintendent of the Binghamton State Office Building in 2007, and
fostered a successful work environment that led to many improvements to
the building, including the cooling water systems and the air condition-
ing chiller; and
WHEREAS, Michael A. Najarian demonstrated a shrewd and attentive work
ethic that bridged the gap between Albany and contractors, and insured
that these improvements were done efficiently and often at great savings
to New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attentive not only to improving the conditions of the Bing-
hamton State Office Building's systems, Michael A. Najarian built a
strong team and work environment through his "Open Door Policy" and his
personal character qualities of always being approachable and supportive
of employee ideas to overcome problems endeared him to those he worked
with; and
WHEREAS, During the Flood of 2011, Michael A. Najarian spent three
days in the Binghamton State Office Building making arrangements to
remove flood water, and personally cleaning, and removing damaged
contents alongside the other employees so that the building could
recover and reopen as quickly as possible; and
WHEREAS, As Democratic Chairman of Broome County, his fervor for poli-
tics was evident and appreciated by those he served, a passion only
superseded by his enthusiasm for golf; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his mother, Roberta Najarian, Michael A.
Najarian is survived by his father, Michael Najarian; son, Michael P.;
daughter, Cindy; sister, Bobbie (Bill) Burns; uncle, Walter Youlls;
niece, Marisa (Joel) Mane; great-niece, Kazmira; and two grandchildren,
Mariah and Josh Najarian; as well as beloved friends, Barbara Nojaim,
the Nojaim family, Marty and Jacki Gerchman; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Michael A. Najarian 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 Michael A. Najarian, 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 Michael A. Najarian.


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