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Posted on: September 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Neuhaus Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for State Senator Bill Larkin


Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has ordered that flags at all County buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th to honor State Senator William Larkin, Jr., who died on Saturday. He was 91.

Larkin spent 39 years in the New York State Legislature, serving in the Assembly from 1979-90. He was first elected to the New York State Senate in November of 1990 and retired in December of 2018. A veteran with 23 years of active military service, Senator Larkin retired from the United States Army in 1967 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He served in many key positions, both in the United States and overseas, and saw combat in World War II while serving in the Philippines operation, and again in the Korean War. During his military service, Senator Larkin was the recipient of the Legion of Merit and seven Army Commendation Medals, and was also awarded one Battle Star for the Philippines and six Battle Stars for the Korean War.

Visitation for Senator Larkin will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4th at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in the William and Pat Larkin Education Center in Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5th at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson.

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or


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