Resolution J148-2013

Congratulating Roy Laine upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday



  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Roy  Laine upon the occasion of
celebrating his 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Roy Laine upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th  Birthday,  to
be  celebrated  on  Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Wading River Fire
House; and
  WHEREAS, With his mother being born in Finland and his father in Swed-
en, Roy Laine was born on February 8, 1913; and
  WHEREAS, Roy Laine married the late Mary Binger in  1940,  and  served
during  World War II in the United States Navy from 1943-1945; after the
war, he entered civil service; and
  WHEREAS, After  having  served  as  Postmaster  of  several  different
Offices  in  Queens, New York, Roy Laine was appointed Postmaster of the
Wading River Post Office, where he served from 1960-1973; and
  WHEREAS, Soon, Mary and Roy Laine became members of the  Wading  River
Congregational  Church,  where he has served as a deacon and is still an
active participant; he is especially known for singing hymns in a  beau-
tiful tenor voice; and
  WHEREAS, Although Mary and Roy Laine did not have any biological chil-
dren  of  their own, they were Godparents to several children, including
Arlene Baer, Walter Binger and the late Dawn Bascomb; today,  Roy  is  a
loving uncle and a wonderful example for at least 19 nieces and nephews,
30 grandnieces and nephews, 37 great-grandnieces and nephews, along with
three great-great-grandnieces and nephews; and
  WHEREAS,  This  exceptional  centenarian,  with his zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of his family and friends; and
  WHEREAS, This distinguished man 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 man has enriched the lives of those  around  him
through his 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 Roy Laine upon the occasion of his 100th Birthday;  and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Roy Laine.


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