The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:
Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
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April 2022 Honor A Deceased Veteran – Henry E. Leavitt
April 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
HENRY E. LEAVITT
Henry “Pat” E. Leavitt was born on March 30, 1921 in Montpelier, Vermont to the late Henry and Lily Leavitt. He was the brother of Joseph Leavitt, Catherine Atchinson and Isabella Swartz.
Pat grew up and lived in East Greenbush, New York, until he later moved to Saratoga Springs, New York. He attended Philip Schuyler High School, Carnegie Institute of Technology for Civil Engineering and Stout Institute for Industrial Arts.
Pat was drafted into the United States Army, and was set to report to Camp Upton in New York on November 11, 1942. He was a member of the 20th Armored Division, U.S. 7th Army, B Company, 220th Engineer Battalion, which was one of three Divisions to liberate the Dachau Concentration Camp during the Battle of Munich in 1995.
For his service, Pat was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal, and on November 24, 1945, he was honorably discharged from the United States Army at Camp Cooke in California.
Pat married his loving wife, Irma Kemmy Leavitt, on January 16, 1943 at Camp Gruber in Oklahoma. They were married for 74 years, until sadly Irma passed in 2015. Together they have children: Judy, John, Sally and Susan; grandchildren: Pat, Matt, Joe, Heather, Brooke, Damian and April, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Pat worked for many years for New York Telephone, later Verizon in Albany, as a lineman, installer and a test board technician. Prior to that, he had been dairy farmer.
Always kind and giving, Pat was an avid gardener and loved sharing his good fortune with family and friends.
Sadly, on November 25, 2018 Pat passed away.
Special sessions may also be convened at the request of the Chairman.
The agenda for a regular session is available on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Members of the public have the opportunity to speak on issues contained in the agenda for one-half hour prior to the opening of the meeting.
We also have a Public Forum night; this is a great opportunity for the Public to make comments to the full Legislative Body. It is held on the Wednesday of the week preceding our regular monthly meeting in Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.
At the request of local interpreters, if an interpreter is needed at any meeting in the Legislature they require 2 weeks advance notice. Thank you for your cooperation.