— Queens County GOP (@QueensCountyGOP) October 9, 2018
Former State Senator Frank Padavan passed away yesterday.
He represented neighborhoods in northeast Queens, including Flushing, Whitestone, Bayside and Queens Village, from 1973 to 2010.
He was succeeded by State Senator Tony Avella, who had this to say about Padavan:
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former State Senator Frank Padavan. He will be well remembered as someone who fought diligently for Northeast Queens and served our community well.
— Tony Avella (@TonyAvella) October 9, 2018
Other Republican elected officials weighed in on Padavan’s contributions over decades to Queens and New York City at large.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former NYS Senator Frank Padavan. Sen. Padavan was a staunch advocate for his NE Queens district and a fighter for the forgotten middle class. Overall, he was an absolute gentleman and raised the bar for public service. RIP Frank
— Eric Ulrich (@eric_ulrich) October 9, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of former New York State Senator Frank Padavan. He served the people of Queens with distinction representing the neighborhoods of Queens Village, Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Douglaston, Little Neck, and more for 37 years. Rest in Peace.
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) October 9, 2018
Padavan was 83 years old.