Mourning the death of Emanuel Axelrod, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Emanuel Axelrod, 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, Emanuel "Manny" Axelrod, of Newburgh, New York, a man full of
passion, integrity, courage, and pride in his family, died on March 21,
2013; and
WHEREAS, This extraordinary gentleman, who was born in Brooklyn, New
York, in 1938, lived in Newburgh for 34 years where he served as Orange
County, New York District Superintendent of Schools and Executive Offi-
cer of B.O.C.E.S. for 19 years; and
WHEREAS, Emanuel Axelrod distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and
WHEREAS, Emanuel Axelrod was an educational leader who worked tire-
lessly for the children and adults of Orange County; he significantly
enhanced programs for children with special needs and for those in occu-
pational education, as well as spearheaded the drive to build world
class facilities on the B.O.C.E.S. campus in Goshen, New York; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Emanuel Axelrod pioneered a program for pregnant
and parenting teens, inmate education programs in the county jail, and a
self-funded insurance plan for all school districts in Orange County;
WHEREAS, After retiring from public education, Emanuel Axelrod became
a consultant with Arthur Anderson, where he specialized in reengineering
troubled school districts; and
WHEREAS, Emanuel Axelrod's commitment to excellence, and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Emanuel Axelrod served as a board member for Hospice of
Orange County, Occupations Inc., St. Luke's Hospital, and the United
Way; and
WHEREAS, An avid golfer, Emanuel Axelrod was a member of the Powelton
Club in Newburgh, New York; and
WHEREAS, As significant as his professional achievements were, Emanuel
Axelrod regarded his family as his greatest legacy; he instilled in them
his values of family, education, and service; and
WHEREAS, Emanuel Axelrod is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine;
and three daughters, Sheryl (Zanne), Ellyn (Pat), and Sue (Ed); as well
as four grandchildren, Matthew (Casey), Jessie, Lizzy, and Johnny; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Emanuel Axelrod 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 Emanuel Axelrod, 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 Emanuel Axelrod.


  • 19 / Apr / 2013
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  • 23 / Apr / 2013

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