Resolution J1098-2013

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr. upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr.
upon the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Martin R. Luther, Sr. and the former Barbara Foster were united
in  marriage  on  January  26,  1963,  at  St. Francis Solanus Church in
Harrisville, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Martin Luther is the son of the late Roy  and  Ruth  Atkinson
Luther,  and  Barbara  Luther  is  the  daughter  of  the late Earle and
Florence Foster; and
  WHEREAS, Martin and Barbara Luther celebrated their  50th  Anniversary
with a dinner at Maggie's on the River, followed by a reception at Hill-
top Towers in Watertown; and
  WHEREAS,  Martin Luther graduated from Harrisville High School in 1943
and served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946;  he  worked  for
the  St.  Regis  Paper  Company  in  Harrisville, Jones & Laughlin Steel
Company, in Star Lake, and the New York Airbrake Company, in  Watertown,
along with Harrisville Central School; and
  WHEREAS,  A  member of the American Legion and the Harrisville Rod and
Gun Club, Martin Luther also served as mayor of Harrisville from 1969 to
1971, Town of Diana assessor from 1973 to 1978, and was a member of  the
Harrisville Central School Board of Education from 1984 to 1989; and
  WHEREAS,  Barbara  Luther  is  a  Class of 1954 graduate of Vincentian
Institute in Albany; she worked for the State of New York in  Albany  as
well as a supervisor of youth recreation in Harrisville; and
  WHEREAS,  Barbara  Luther  is  a  past  president of both the American
Legion Auxiliary and the Harrisville Rod and Gun Club; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther also owned the  Harrisville  Laun-
dromat and Car Wash, as well as B & M Bookkeeping; and
  WHEREAS,  They  are the proud parents of four children, John ("Jack"),
Craig, Martin R., Jr., and Laura, and have five grandchildren as well as
one great-granddaughter; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther are and always have been  a  tower
of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
  WHEREAS,  Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are  their  hallmark  and
tradition; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and  Mrs. Martin Luther have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human  values  and  ideals,  and  in  so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
  WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
  WHEREAS,  These  same  values  they  have  passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of  its  individual
members,  public-minded  in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther have touched the  lives  of  their
family  and  many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which  they  possess
for one another; and
  WHEREAS,  The  longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  an  occa-
sion  of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and  emulation  of  others;  now,
therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr.   upon the  occasion  of
celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr.


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