Resolution J1784-2013

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary



  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Mr.  and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher
upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Douglas F.  Fisher  and  Dorothy  A.  Stempel  were  united  in
marriage on December 15, 1962; they will celebrate their Golden Anniver-
sary with an open house on May 19, 2013, with many family and friends in
attendance; and
  WHEREAS, After meeting in 1960 as teenagers, the happy newlyweds lived
at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina while Douglas was honor-
ably  serving  in  the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot;
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher are the proud parents  of  two
daughters,  Dona  and Deanna, and loving grandparents of five grandchil-
dren, Aimee, Heath, Amber, Steven, and Dale, and three  great-grandchil-
dren, Gage, Caden, and Alisa; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Fisher  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, In 1965, the Fisher family moved to Westerlo, New York, where
Douglas  worked at Hannay Hose Reels as a welder for nine years; he then
was employed at G.E. Plastics in Selkirk, New York, where he worked  for
many years before retiring in 2001; and
  WHEREAS,  Dorothy began working as a waitress at Shepard Farms in 1975
until the business closed in 1996; she then started a  successful  craft
show,  Grammy's  Crafts,  at  the family's farm house in East Berne, New
York; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher have  lived  and  continue  to
live  their  lives  with  great dignity and genuine grace, always demon-
strating 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 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. Douglas F. Fisher  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. Douglas F. Fisher upon the occasion of cele-
brating their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher.


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