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J02599 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 925
BY: M. of A. Lupardo
        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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