Mourning the death of Audrey Rose Harlow, renowned educator, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

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Senate Resolution No. 2716


MOURNING the death of Audrey Rose Harlow, renowned
educator, distinguished citizen and devoted member
of her community

WHEREAS, It is with profound sorrow that this Legislative Body,
representing the people of the State of New York, is moved this day to
pay tribute to an eminent woman of indomitable faith and dedication
whose public service and countless accomplishments will forever stand as
a paradigm and inspiration for others; and

WHEREAS, Audrey Rose Harlow died on October 12, 2019, at the age of
85; and

WHEREAS, The daughter of Arthur and Julia (Keeler) Rose, Audrey Rose
Harlow was born and raised in White Plains, New York; she attended White
Plains schools until 1949, when the family moved to Elmsford, New York;

WHEREAS, A 1951 graduate of Alexander Hamilton High School, Audrey
Rose Harlow went on to earn both her Bachelor of Science degree and
Master of Science degree from the State University of New York at New
Paltz; and

WHEREAS, Audrey Rose Harlow distinguished herself in her profession
and by her sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of her community; and

WHEREAS, With an illustrious career in education which traversed
nearly five decades, Audrey Rose Harlow spent 48 years with the Yorktown
Central School District where she taught both primary and intermediate
grades, and was selected to be an Instructional Specialist to assist new
teachers; and

WHEREAS, Audrey Rose Harlow lived and worked in Yorktown Heights,
New York, until she and her husband, Ed, retired and moved to
Fearrington Village, North Carolina in 2008; and

WHEREAS, Audrey Rose Harlow's commitment to excellence, and her
spirit of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise,
including charitable and civic endeavors; she was a member of St. Mark's
Episcopal Church in Mount Kisco, New York, before becoming a member of
the Congregation at Duke University Chapel where she participated in the
Local Missions' Committee and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by her first husband, Douglas, Audrey Rose
Harlow is survived by her husband, Ed; her two children, James and
Carolyn; and six grandchildren, David, Beth, Ellen, Katelyn, Ethan and
Aaron; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Audrey Rose Harlow leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Audrey Rose Harlow, renowned educator, distinguished
citizen and devoted member of her community; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Audrey Rose Harlow.


  • 29 / Jan / 2020
  • 04 / Feb / 2020
  • 04 / Feb / 2020

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