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Babylon announces passing of beloved Mayor Ralph Scordino

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Babylon Village officials announced this morning that Mayor Ralph Scordino has died. He was 71.

Scordino was beloved by his community which he served as mayor for over 16 years — and before that as a village trustee.

As a leader, he was heavily involved in local events, businesses, and was known to maintain an open-door policy with his residents.

“I don’t go back 30-40 years like many people with Mayor Scordino, but I have so much respect for him and am very sad like many about his passing,” said John Murray, III, owner of Kilwins in Babylon Village. “I first met him in late 2011 when we applied to open Kilwins first New York State location here in Babylon. The mayor made me feel so welcome from the very first day. He also made it clear what a special place Babylon Village is. So special that I now can call it my home.”

Some of the mayor’s accomplishments include earning an environmentalist of the year award for his support of Save the Great South Bay, leading the charge of the restoration of Argyle Lake, expanding the area’s stormwater drainage program, and many more.

Check back with GreaterBabylon for details on arrangments, as well as a full tribute on Mayor Scordino’s life and his impact on the Babylon Village community.