by Thom Kleiner
Eliot Tozer, longtime resident of Tappan, died last week at the age of 95. As Deputy Supervisor of Orangetown from 1996-2009, he chaired the Orangetown Labor-Management Committee, designed to resolve disputes between town employees and management. More than anyone else involved in that committee over the years, Eliot enjoyed the full respect and affection of employees and management alike. More often than not, his calm presence and sincere desire and ability to avoid controversy resulted in a positive resolution of disputes.