Young Newburgh community activist dies after complications from flu

Rebekah Grohl, fourth from left, in this undated photo

NEWBURGH – Rebekah Grohl was a fierce 22-year-old community activist in Newburgh.

She died Sunday after being diagnosed with the flu on Friday.

The vibrant young woman had been the campaign manager for Orange County Legislator Kevindaryan Lujan and also volunteered on the campaigns of State Senator James Skoufis and Congressman Antonio Delgado.

Rebekah Grohl died Sunday from complications from the flu

Lujan called Grohl “brilliant, courageous, fierce, beautiful and always humble. I can’t understand how such a bright light could have been extinguished.”

He wrote on Facebook that “I miss my friend, my sister, our community advocate. Love you so much. Rest in power my dear.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up in her memory.

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