NEW WINDSOR – State Senator William Larkin, who ended a four-decade political career with his retirement last December, passed away Saturday. He was 91.
His family released a statement on Sunday announcing the passing.
“”It is with a heavy but full heart that we announce our beloved Bill Larkin has passed away. America and the State of New York have lost a dedicated public servant, soldier, and statesman. Our family lost a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and so much more. We appreciate your thoughts, prayers and best wishes. It is our hope that all of the people whose lives Bill touched in some way over the years will join us in celebrating his life over the coming days.”
Prior to his career in politics, Larkin, a veteran, served with honor in World War II and Korea.
Larkin, a Republican, was elected to the Assembly in 1979. He won election to the Senate in 1991.