Mourning the death of John A. Black, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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Senate Resolution No. 2599

BY: Senator AKSHAR

MOURNING the death of John A. Black, 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 this
great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, John A. Black of Endwell, New York, died on Wednesday,
April 6, 2022, at the age of 78; and

WHEREAS, Born on January 21, 1944, in Poughkeepsie, New York, John
A. Black was a graduate of Scarsdale High School, Lafayette College,
and Dickinson School of Law; he settled in Endwell with his family in
1972; and

WHEREAS, John A. Black served his community as an attorney, a
Rotarian (President and an awardee of the Paul Harris Fellow for
service), an Elder of Northminster Presbyterian Church, a three-term
Broome County Legislator, and a Town of Union Justice; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, John A. Black served as a Board member of the
Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Broome County Library System, the Four
County Library System, and held volunteer positions with the Cub Scouts
and Boy Scouts; and

WHEREAS, He shared his love of skiing with members of the Triple
Cities Ski Club as well as with his family; and

WHEREAS, John A. Black distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and

WHEREAS, John A. Black's 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, John J. and Dorothy S. Black,
his parents-in-law, Graydon L. and Lucille S. Frazier, and
brother-in-law Gregory P. Frazier; John A. Black is survived by his wife
of 53 years, Judy Frazier Black, his one son, Douglas Black;
daughter-in-law, Amanda McClean; two grandchildren, Fiona and Garrett
Black; sister, Nancy Black; brother, Lyman Black; and brothers-in-law,
James Frazier (Brian McCarthy), Joel Frazier (Richard McCorkel), and Jon
Frazier (Julie Frazier); as well as numerous nieces, nephews,
grand-nieces, and grand-nephews; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, John A. Black 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; he will be deeply missed and truly merits the
grateful tribute of this Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of John A. Black, and to express its deepest condolences
to his family; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of John A. Black.


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