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Posted on: December 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] In memory: former Assistant Building Inspector Bill Tibbs (COVID victim)---more info about Covid

In memory of former Assistant Building Inspector Bill Tibbs (due to Covid)
info about Covid

Our nation is mourning the more than 300,000 Americans who no longer are with us due to COVID-19. Last week Greenburgh lost a great man- Bill Tibbs.   Bill was an Elmsford Village Trustee from 1984 to 1990. He was also a former Assistant Building Inspector for the Town of Greenburgh. He cared deeply about the town and village during his years of service and after he served. He was an exceptionally nice person who was very well liked. He will be missed. He made our community a better place.

Bill was born February 25, 1935 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bill attended Tulsa schools and Booker T. Washington High School and then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Building Construction in 1958. During his time there, he became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He then joined the United States Army Reserve where he served for six years, then received an honorable discharge in 1964. Years later, Bill enrolled in graduate school and received a Master of Science in Secondary Education from Western Connecticut State University in 1977.
 Bill married Emma Marie Gaskins on July 4, 1957 and moved to Westchester County, New York in 1958. From this union, of 63 years, a son was born, William Henry Tibbs V.  After arriving in New York, he became a carpenter and eventually started a construction business while building his family home.  Once completed, Bill and Marie welcomed all from near and far throughout the years as they continuously sought to enhance their home with love and compassion.  Bill and Marie always looked forward to family visits from their son and daughter-in-law, especially when their grandchildren, Celia and Will, were born. Bill went on to teach at Alexander Hamilton High School for 20 years in Elmsford, New York and served as Assessor of the Village of Elmsford for two years. He also was elected Trustee for the Village of Elmsford and served in that position for six years. Bill continued to serve in local politics as Vice President of the Westchester County Elected Village Officials Association. He also served six years as Deputy Fire Commissioner of the Village of Elmsford. Bill was a Westchester County Democratic District leader for the 28th Election District for many years.  He remained committed to his passion for construction by becoming the Assistant Building Inspector with the Town of Greenburgh, New York. In later years, Bill was an avid family historian and an important participant at the Alford family reunions. His wife Emma and son William Henry TIbbs V now reside in Kernersville NC

Westchester COVID Data --this is from yesterday's report


Westchester Cases: 59,431 (+594 overnight)
Westchester Tests: 1,250,533 (+9,287 overnight)
Westchester Fatalities: 1,568 (+34 over the last week)


New York State Cases: 784,204 (+9,044 overnight)
New York State Tests: 222,122,139 (+159,844 overnight)
New York State Fatalities: 26,747 (+485 over the last week)


 CE Latimer indicated that the first priority will be high-risk health care workers in roles critical to pandemic response. Early shipments will also likely be earmarked for especially vulnerable nursing home residents and staff. Following these populations, first responders, teachers/school staff, frontline workers that interact with the public (grocery store workers, pharmacists, transit workers, etc), residents and staff of congregate care facilities, and members of the population with high-risk health conditions will next receive the vaccine. Finally, those over 65/under 65 but have high-risk health conditions, all other essential workers, and then healthy adults and children will receive the vaccine. 

WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS -- risks posed by scammers towards vulnerable residents throughout the upcoming vaccine distribution program. Calls, texts, emails or knocks on their doors promising early access to the vaccine would be scams.


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