HARTSDALE, N.Y. — Greenburgh community activist and Hartsdale resident Mark Tenzer, 62, died Saturday of cancer.
Tenzer was a former president of the Edgemont Community Council and hosted a Greenburgh public access television show in the early 1990s called "Community Concerns with Mark Tenzer." Recently, he had begun a television show called "Fighting Cancer" that helped cancer patients and their families cope with the disease.
Tenzer, who was diagnosed with stage-four squamous cell carcinoma in 2005, died in his Hartsdale home Saturday. He was the president and chief executive officer of Tenzer Partners, Ltd.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner had been friends with Tenzer for years and said he was a "model citizen," always doing what he could to better his community.
"When I think of the ideal community activist, he represents the type of person you really want to see more of," Feiner said. "His motives were always considerate. He always advocated for things that he believed in."
A memorial service for Tenzer will be held Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ballard-Durand Funeral and Cremation Services, 2 Maple Ave. in White Plains.