- Mar 1, 2012: ADOPTED
- Mar 1, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- Feb 23, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Hazel Fleegel upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and WHEREAS, Hazel Fleegel was born on April 9, 1912, in Minoa, New York; and
WHEREAS, In 1933, Hazel Fleegel married Donald Gallery and subsequent ly had two children, Donald and Joanne Gallery; and WHEREAS, Widowed when her children were young, Hazel Fleegel provided for her family by holding various jobs during the Depression which included working at Continental Can and later soldering televisions at the General Electric Plant in Syracuse; and WHEREAS, Years later, Hazel Fleegel married Earl Fleegel; together, the loving couple enjoyed many happy years together; and WHEREAS, Hazel Fleegel worked around the corner from her home for the Post Office in Minoa, New York; from this position, she became a well known and much beloved member of her community; and WHEREAS, Hazel's life was enriched with many hobbies which included playing cards, knitting, and bowling, which she continued well into her 80s; and WHEREAS, Today, Hazel Fleegel's family has grown to consist of 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; and WHEREAS, Hazel Fleegel currently resides at The Sedgwick Heights Assisted Living Facility in Syracuse, New York, where, despite the loss of her vision, she has remained fiercely independent and at the same time, a loving mother and grandmother to her entire family; and WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her zest for life, has inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and WHEREAS, This distinguished woman has experienced the incredible joys and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina and courage to savor a full life; and WHEREAS, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate Hazel Fleegel upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to Hazel Fleegel.