On April 8, the first Newburgh town meeting held since the passing of town clerk Andrew Zarutskie, the town board took time to honor Zarutskie for his more than 18 years of public service. He passed away April 2nd at the age of 69.
“I could go on and on about Andy Zarutskie,” said town supervisor Gil Piaquadio. “He really tried to serve the public the best he could, and he’s done a pretty good job at it. We’re going to miss him.”
Piaquadio invited Zarutskie’s brother Steve Zarutskie to help him hang a photograph of Andrew on the wall in the town hall. The photograph features the town clerk smiling.
“I just want to say that the past couple of days these ladies and gentlemen have been a profound help, and a profound support for me and for anybody that loved and cared for Andrew. I think we owe them a round of applause and a thank you. I would be proud to have these people represent me,” said Steve Zarutskie.
Councilman Scott Manley added his thanks to the public for coming out in support.
“I just want to thank not only all the fellow employees that came out for Andy Zarutskie, but the amount of public that came out and we see coming in here, and the comments that were given about Andy and how helpful he was to a lot of people…the amount of public that came out was very impressive,” said Manley.