Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today issued a statement, following the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, at age of 94:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of President George H. W. Bush, and extend my deepest condolences to his family. America has lost one of her brightest points of light. It was the privilege of a lifetime to work with him in my time at the National Constitution Center, and a joy and blessing to have him as a friend and mentor in the years that followed. His decency, kindness, and grace were—and are—an inspiration.
He was kind when he didn’t have to be, generous when it wasn’t required. His example taught me to be good, and then he personally taught me to be better.
I hope all Americans—especially those with the privilege of serving, as he did, in office—will honor his memory by living up to his values, and bringing more of his compassion and sense of honor into our public life. Thank you, President Bush, for your extraordinary lifetime of service, and your indelible example."
Pennsylvania Treasurer, Joe Torsella