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We were shocked and saddened by the recent death of our neighbor, Civic Association president, and conscientious civic activist Lillian Gallo Kane, on June 1, 2000.

Those of us in the North Salem Civic Association, and indeed all Port Washington civic groups, who worked closely with her were always grateful for her devotion to our town and her unceasing efforts on our behalf.

Among her other accomplishments, she saved Salem School from being sold by the board of education. She forced herself onto the Task Force that was designed to bury this wonderful space and she would not remain silent. She was the rallying point around which the community gathered until we got Salem School back.

While she was a wonderful person, she was so much more. She was an elemental force, a hurricane perhaps.

Our sympathies go out to her family on their loss. We shall all miss her.

Robert Wood

James S. Gerson

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