Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement:
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Greenstein, the husband of our colleague and friend Senator Linda Greenstein. Michael was a true partner for Linda as a husband, a parent and a supportive confidant in Linda’s service to the public. He was active in her campaigns, supportive in her work as a legislator and he was always by her side.
“Michael also made important contributions to others as a professor at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the College of New Jersey where his passion for knowledge and his belief in the timeless value of education served as an inspiration for his students, his colleagues and the college community. He put his skills and abilities to work in a life that was well lived.
“His passing is a terrible loss to his family, his students and to all of us who knew him. On behalf of all my colleagues in the Senate, I offer my sincere condolences to Linda, their son Evan and the entire Greenstein family during this incredibly difficult time.”
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement:
“On behalf of all Senate Republicans, I want to offer our deepest condolences to Linda, their son Evan, the Greenstein family, and all who knew and loved Michael. Please know that you and Michael will be in our prayers.”