YONKERS, NY — February 10, 2019 —The Yonkers City Council is saddened to hear of the passing of Leonard N. Spano. Mr. Spano was a true public servant, serving Westchester County as a legislator and clerk in a career that spanned decades. He leaves behind his wife Josephine, 16 children including Mayor Mike Spano, 42 grandchildren and 18 grandchildren.
Below are the statements from each Yonkers City Councilmember.
“While I am saddened by this news, I am comforted to hear that Mr. Spano passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family,” said City Council President Mike Khader. “Mr. Spano lived an incredibly fulfilling life, and has left behind a legacy to be proud of. In the end, that’s all any of us could ever hope for.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Spano family during this difficult time.”
“On behalf of Robert and myself our sincere condolences to the entire Spano family,” said Majority Leader Michael Sabatino. “Thank you Mr. Spano for your many years of public service and for setting the example for your family and others to do the same. Your legacy will be ever present here in Yonkers and Westchester County. We will miss your presence and your friendship.”
“Leonard Spano was a great man who always showed a tremendous kindness to all. While a respected leader in the County of Westchester a City of Yonkers he was most proud of his family,” said Minority Leader Mike Breen. “A loving husband to Josephine and the proud patriarch to his family of 16 children, 42 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, Mr. Spano’s legacy will live on in them all. My family will pray that the Spano family can find peace in knowing their beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather lived a fulfilled life that few are able to achieve. I will miss my friend.”
“Mr. Spano was respected by members of all political parties. He was fair with everyone. We lost an icon. I will miss him,” said Councilman Anthony Merante.
“To the Spano family, may hope sustain you, friends surround you, and may love give you strength,” said Councilwoman Corazón Pineda Isaac. “During this most difficult time, remember all that your father gave you and your family and know that his legacy lives on in each and every one of you. God bless you and may he Rest In Peace.”
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to the entire Spano Family,” said Councilman John Rubbo. “Mr. Spano was a successful entrepreneur, dedicated elected official and devoted family man. May God Bless him and his entire family. He will be missed.”
‘On behalf of the entire first district I want to express my condolences to the Mayor and the entire Spano family,” said Councilwoman Shanae V. Williams. “I knew Mr. Spano and respected him and I know he will be missed dearly not only by his family but by the entire community that he served while he was in office. I will keep the entire Spano family in my prayers.”
SOURCE: Briggette Sayegh, Communications Director, Yonkers City Council President