Steven Belasco, the head of Greenburgh’s zoning board, passed away this morning from organ failure due to an acute respiratory infection, his family said. He was 65.
Belasco was the chairman of the Greenburgh Zoning Board of Appeals for 12 years and also served on the town’s Comprehensive Planning Committee for 17 years.
Belasco had just returned from a three-week trip to China with his wife, Fran, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, which was May 3.
Judith Belasco, his 34-year-old daughter, said her father was dedicated to improving his community.
“It was the right thing to do, to help his community be a strong place for the family he was raising,” she said this afternoon from the family’s home in Greenburgh.
Before retiring, Belasco was the vice president of taxation and global real estate at Colgate Palmolive. A lifelong stamp collector, he served as executive director of the Philatelic Foundation, a not-for-profit that promoted the study of stamps and postal history.
“Steve was a very dedicated public servant,” Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said this afternoon. “He’s going to be greatly missed.”
Belasco is survived by his wife, Fran, his children, Judith, Daniel and Sara, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Temple Israel, 280 Old Mamaroneck Rd. in White Plains.