Former NYC Councilman Lew Fidler Dies at 62

NEW YORK (AP) -

Lew Fidler, a former New York City Councilmember who was active for many years in Democratic politics, has died. He was 62.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said Fidler died on Sunday.

Fidler had been working in the borough president’s office until his passing, and Adams issued a statement calling him “a man of high integrity and strong moral values.”

Fidler had been part of the New York City Council from 2002 until 2013, representing neighborhoods in southeastern Brooklyn.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Fidler was a “passionate champion for runaway and homeless youth” who had made the lives of thousands of young people better.

He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Shiva will be observed at the Fidler home:
2182 East 27th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
on the following days/times:
Tuesday: After funeral until 9 PM
Wednesday: 12 noon until 9 PM
Thursday: 12 noon until 9 PM
Friday: 12 noon to 5 PM
Saturday: 9 PM until 11 PM


Updated Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:59 pm Added Shiva information