Mourning the death of Albert Mamary, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Albert Mamary, distin-
guished 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, Albert Mamary of Binghamton, New York, died on February 23,
2011, at the age of 78; and
WHEREAS, Albert Mamary received his bachelor's degree from Mansfield
State Teachers College, his master's degree from the University of
Minnesota, and studied at Stanford University before earning his Doctor
of Education degree from Columbia University; and
WHEREAS, Albert Mamary distinguished himself in his profession and by
his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and
WHEREAS, A math teacher and visionary academic, Albert Mamary served
as Superintendent of Johnson City Central Schools, New York, from 1982-
1992; in this capacity, he stood behind his belief of doing what was
right for children, and his belief that every child can learn, given
enough time; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, this remarkable educator co-authored numerous
successful math textbooks and trained educators in every state through-
out the United States, as well as in other nations including Italy,
Spain, China, and Australia; and
WHEREAS, Albert Mamary's commitment to excellence and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, His love of community was evident in his involvement in
countless local organizations, including the Johnson City Senior Citi-
zens Center, Planned Parenthood, and the Broome County Arts Council,
which he helped to found; he served as Chair of the Roberson Museum and
Science Center Board of Directors and was President of the Hoyt Founda-
tion Board; and
WHEREAS, Albert Mamary is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his chil-
dren, Anne and James; step-children, Kristin, Scott, and Peter; grand-
children, Gabrielle, Jonah, Joshua, Alice, Hannah Rose, Lea, Lily Ruth,
Matthew and Sophia; two brothers, Joe and Andy; his sisters-in-law, Mary
and Linda; one cousin, Cassie; daughters-in-law, Celia and Mary, and his
son-in-law, Lew; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews;
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of
compassion, and comforted by a loving family, Albert Mamary 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 Albert Mamary, 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 Albert Mamary.


  • 15 / Mar / 2011
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
  • 22 / Mar / 2011

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