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Legislature bids farewell to long-time colleague

Legislature bids farewell to long-time colleague

Author: Douglas Hoover/Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Categories: General, Legislature

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LOCKPORT― It is with great sadness that the Niagara County Legislature announces the passing of Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster, First District Niagara County Legislator, after a lengthy illness.     
 
Vice Chairman Burmaster, R-Ransomville, was a highly valued and respected member of the Niagara County Legislature since 1994 and will be sorely missed.  Throughout his 25-year tenure, Burmaster served as vice chairman for 18 years, serving as chairman for three.  
 
He also chaired the public works committee for seven years and was a tireless advocate for the environment and those he represented.  In 1999, Burmaster was appointed as a member of the Niagara Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation (NTASC) and served as president of the board of directors. 
 
In addition to his work as a public official, Burmaster held the rank of E-5 Sergeant in the U.S. Army 4th Division, 22nd Infantry, 2nd Battalion, and Headquarters Company during the Vietnam era.  He was also a member of the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. 
 
Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature Keith McNall, expressed sympathy and praise for his long-time colleague and friend.
 
“Clyde was a highly respected county legislator who was measured by his use of common sense and fair play.  He always put the interests of the people he represented first,” said McNall.  “My colleagues and I offer our deepest condolences to Clyde’s family and friends.” 
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