Memorial Service For Basil Paterson Set For Later This Month At Riverside ChurchPaterson died April 17 at the age of 87, just 10 days shy of his birthday.
Basil Paterson, Father Of Former Gov. David Paterson, Influential NY Politician Dies At 87The Democrat served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor and New York's first black secretary of state. He was part of the influential "Gang of Four'.'
David Dinkins Reflects On Death Of Fellow Former Mayor Ed Koch"Shock, frankly, all though I knew that Ed was not well and I knew that we has in intensive care. Still, I was not quite prepared for that," Dinkins said. "He seems to be indestructible. I thought he'd go on forever."