Life is an intelligence and
ethnic tree that
sometimes shades the growth of a civilization
in local and global terms.
People are shaped by people-intentions.
Though I am not a finished product I was
in my imagination by this man
and so many of his introductions.
He was a people person and he was
handsome, charismatic, wise and kind.
Many people know Sinatra and
the camaraderie of “rat packs” to presidents;
many understand the issues, platforms,
social contracts from Columbo to the Cuomos.
May there be a strong and relevant
yet familiar song remaining in our
hearts for the swagger and
memory and friendship of Mayor Frank J. Garito Sr.
May a living legislative
soul be available for constituents of
his beloved community in and beyond
Westchester. La Rochelle, France and New Rochelle
life is a carefully crafted intelligence
and ethnic tree that
shades the continuous growth
of a civilization
in local and
global terms when
men pay simple attention
to their callings.
Former President of New Rochelle High School General Organization and Mayor's Junior Council City of New Rochelle 1973