Former New Windsor Town Supervisor George Green passed away at the age of 76 on Monday morning.
Green had been a civil servant for over 50 years. Green served 21 years in the New Windsor Police Department retiring at the rank of Administrative Sergeant in 1987. He later did his first tenure at New Windsor Town Supervisor, from 1988 to 1993.
He also served as an Orange County legislator from 1998 to 2005 and as New Windsor and Orange County Republican Commissioner.
Green unseated then- Supervisor George Meyers in a 2005 Republican Primary for town supervisor, only to return the office to Meyers 14 years later.
“He dedicated his entire life to civil service,” said Meyers over the phone on Monday.
Green had contracted pneumonia in 2019. The pneumonia led to a series of other health issues that led to a prolonged absence from town hall.
“George was a dedicated and hard-working man and took great pride in representing the residents of New Windsor,” said Neuhaus in a statement. “You always knew where you stood with George, which I always appreciated. He will be deeply missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt also released a statement on Green’s passing.
“George was a legend the likes of which we will never see again,” said Schmitt. “He dedicated himself to his beloved New Windsor for more than half a century, whether it be as a police officer, county legislator or town supervisor.”
He is survived by his wife, former Town Clerk Deborah Green; brother David Green of New Windsor, sister-in-law Arlene Randall of Rock Tavern; niece Stephanie Randall; nephew Johnathan Randall; and great nieces Taylor and Jordyn Sanchez.
Due to coronavirus occurrence services will be held privately.