2005-09-14 / Obituaries

Edward A. Vrooman

Edward A. Vrooman of Garrison, NY passed away on September 9, 2005. Ed is survived by his wife Lynda. He is also survived by his sister Dorothy Evangelista, his daughter Heather and her husband Neal Zuckerman with their daughter Madeline and his daughter Katrina and her husband Brian Roos and their daughter Lydia.

Edward built a life on his three passions: family, the law and public service. He dedicated himself to building up his children, supporting their needs and ambitions. For over forty years, Ed practiced tax and real estate law in Manhattan, White Plains and Fishkill, in part, as a partner in Aitken Irvin Berlin & Vrooman. Finally, Ed served the greater New York community steadfastly in numerous capacities.

Among his commitments throughout his lifetime, president of the Garrison School Board, president of Garrison’s Landing, trustee of the Holland Society of New York, and for the past sixteen years, as a board member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the chair of Metro-North.

A memorial service was held in Garrison on Monday, September 12th, at St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Putnam County Historical Society at 845-265-4010.

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