Resolution J103-2013

Mourning the death of Pastor Joseph Wesson Axtell, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the  death  of  Pastor  Joseph Wesson
Axtell, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph Wesson Axtell of Deposit, New York,  died  on  October
29, 2012, at the age of 54; and
  WHEREAS,  Born  in Hancock, New York, on March 25, 1958, Joseph Wesson
Axtell graduated from Deposit High School  in  1976;  he  continued  his
education  and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries
from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as a  Master  of
Arts  in  Biblical Counseling from the Masters College in Santa Clarita,
California; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph Wesson Axtell married Christel Ripley on July 7, 1979,
and spent 33 wonderful years together; and
  WHEREAS, Pastor Joseph Wesson Axtell  faithfully  served  for  31  1/2
years  as  leader  of Sherman Bible Chapel; his greatest passion in life
was His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to his  beloved  wife,  Christel,  Pastor  Joseph
Wesson  Axtell  is  survived by his five children, Rachel, Andrew, Josh,
Caylie, and Ben; three grandchildren,  Josiah,  Levi,  and  Alexis;  one
sister  and  three brothers, Elizabeth, Warren, Raymond, and Ronnie; and
numerous aunt and uncles, as well as many  nieces,  nephews,  and  other
family members and friends; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Joseph Wesson Axtell leaves behind a legacy which will  long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Pastor Joseph Wesson  Axtell,  distinguished  citizen
and devoted member of his community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Pastor Joseph Wesson Axtell.

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