Resolution J1192-2013

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Michael Flavin upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Michael Flavin
upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Thomas Michael Flavin and Elfriede Erika Glasner were united in
marriage  on  March 8, 1963, in the Munich City Hall in Munich, Germany;
  WHEREAS, Thomas Michael and Elfriede Flavin will celebrate their  50th
Anniversary with a spring or summer trip; and
  WHEREAS,  Thomas  "Mike"  Flavin  is the son of the late Thomas M. and
Thelma Pharoah Flavin, and Elfriede Flavin is the daughter of  the  late
Karl and Johanna Herrmann Glasner; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. Flavin graduated from Watertown High School and served in
the  United States Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of Sergeant 1st
Class, and remains a member of American Legion Post 61; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. Flavin worked for Frink Snow Plows in Clayton,  New  York
and  the  Miller Brewery in Fulton, New York; he also served as civilian
administrator at the Leso-Leano Army Reserve Center in Watertown, before
retiring in 2002; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. Flavin enjoys reading, writing  science  fiction  novels,
and spending time at his cottage on Griffin's Bay; and
  WHEREAS,   Mrs.  Flavin  graduated  from  German  Grammar  School  and
completed a three year apprenticeship as a weaver,  working  at  Cheseb-
rough-Ponds  and Stature Electric Company in Watertown until her retire-
ment; and
  WHEREAS, Mrs. Flavin is currently a part-time teacher's aide  for  the
Watertown  City  School  District, and takes pride in her home; she also
enjoys trips to local casinos and visiting with family and friends; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Flavin are the proud parents of three  children,
Michael,  Erika  and  Angela, and the loving grandparents of four grand-
children; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Flavin 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. Flavin 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,  They  have  passed  these  same  values 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.  Thomas Michael Flavin 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.  Thomas Michael Flavin 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.  Thomas Michael Flavin.


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