KEENE - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has sent its condolences to the family of longtime Saranac Lake village Department of Public Works Superintendent Robert Martin.
Martin, 52, died at his home Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Darrell Aubertine referenced Martin's passing during a press conference in Keene Wednesday morning.
Robert Martin in 2000
(Enterprise file photo)
"I'd just like to pause, just for a minute, to offer, on behalf of myself and Gov. Cuomo, our condolences to the family of Robert Martin," he said. "From myself and Gov. Cuomo, we certainly want to offer our condolences."
Martin served as DPW chief for 13 years and had been an employee of the village for more than two decades. Others involved in village government said they remembered his commitment to the job, his caring attitude and his knowledge of village infrastructure.