October 1, 2013

Three former town supervisors pass away


“Dorothy Madden was a dear friend to my entire family,” Randy Douglas said. “She served as my dad’s deputy supervisor from from 1998 to 2000.”

He said Mrs. Madden was well respected and loved by the entire community.

“I never heard anyone say a bad word about Dot Madden. She will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with her.”

Mrs. Madden was also a member of the Jay Town Council in the 1970s and was the longtime director of the Essex County Public Health Department before becoming supervisor.


Adolph “Dolph” Diskin, 97, was Ticonderoga town supervisor from 1982 to 1987.

His services were held Monday at the Regan-Denny-Stafford Funeral Home in Queensbury.

Mr. Diskin was Essex County Republican election commissioner from 1989 to 1999 and was a Ticonderoga Village Board trustee in the 1960s.

He received the Liberty Bell Award from the Essex County Bar Association for his work as election commissioner.

“Dolph was a wonderful man,” Ticonderoga Town Supervisor Debra Malaney said. “He had such a gentle nature. He will be missed by the entire community.”

Mr. Diskin operated the Diskin Scrap Metal Co. in Ticonderoga for more than 60 years before his retirement.

Resolutions to honor all three individuals were unanimously passed Monday by the Board of Supervisors.

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