New York Leaders Mourn The Passing Of President George HW Bush

December 1, 2018

From Governor Andrew Cuomo:
President George H. W. Bush was a statesman and patriot who dedicated his life to serving his country. In World War II, he answered the call of duty and became a decorated Navy pilot, and in the decades that followed, he helped to shape the largely peaceful world that we have enjoyed since 1945. His greatest legacy may be the successful end of the Cold War, which occurred on his watch. His leadership was an important factor in the three decades of stability Europe has enjoyed since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

“He was also a great unifier of Americans at home, always willing to put country before party. President Bush showed the compassion, decency and good humor that is often lacking in our politics today. He understood that our values, no less than wealth and power, are the source of America’s stature in the world. On behalf of the New York Family, we are forever grateful for his service, mourn his passing and will keep his family in our prayers.”

From State Senator Tom O’Mara:
Our deepest condolences, and thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family of former President George H.W. Bush. What a remarkable life. What a great American 🇺🇸. May he Rest In Peace.

From State Senator Cathy Young:
A war hero, accomplished statesman, great President, supporter of charitable endeavors, enthusiastic adventurer (skydiving at age 90) and a true American patriot — we are grateful for your life and devotion to serving our Nation. Rest In Peace.

From Congressman Tom Reed:
From one of the youngest aviators in the United States Navy during the Second World War to Commander in Chief, President Bush served our nation with a diligence, honor and sense of integrity rarely seen. The United States owes him our gratitude for his humble leadership which gave our country a clear and prosperous sense of direction.

Jean and I join in with the rest of the people of the United States in holding up the entire Bush family in prayer.