State Senate honors memory of Bob Horan

Senator Kathy Marchione, left, holds a copy of the State Senate resolution honoring the life and legacy of the late Robert Horan Jr. Posing with her are Bobby Horan, Margie Horan, Patty Horan, Tommy Horan, Lydia Cappadonia, Lisa Agan, Sarah Agan, Lisa Mooney and Peter Mooney.


The life and legacy of the late Bob Horan, a Rotarian and  superintendent of the Schodack Central School District, was honored on the floor of the New York State Senate this week.

Bob died unexpectedly at the age of 52 last July 4 while vacationing with his family. State Senator Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, with Bob’s wife and three children in attendance, honored his life and legacy, specifically the six years he spent as head of the Schodack district.

“As superintendent, Bob distinguished himself through hard work and tireless dedication to his students, the community and the cause of education,” Marchione said on the Senate floor.

“One of the things I remember is that while other superintendents would complain — and maybe rightly so — that wasn’t Bob Horan,” Marchione said. “Bob Horan talked about nothing but how he could do more, how he could work with what he had, how he could help his students, and he did just that.”

Marchione also hailed Moran’s dedication to the community beyond the school district, citing his involvement as a board member for the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club and Kiwanis.


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