MINEOLA, NY -- I was saddened to hear about the passing of former County Executive Tom Gulotta. Tom was a dedicated husband, father, and public servant. In his career in government that spanned over four decades, Tom served our residents with distinction. In recent years, I was lucky enough to become good friends with both Tom and his wife, Betsy. My heart goes out to Betsy and the whole Gulotta family for their loss. I have directed flags to be flown at half-staff in Tom’s honor, may he rest in peace.