Resolution J210-2013

Mourning the death of Arthur C. Hall, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the  death of Arthur C. Hall, distin-
guished 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, Arthur Hall died on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the age of
83; and
  WHEREAS, Arthur Hall was born on May  25,  1929,  in  Middletown,  New
York,  to  the late Richard O. and M. Dorothy Creeden Hall of Ridgebury;
having graduated from Middletown High School in 1947, Arthur Hall  began
his  career  with  GLF, now Agway, Inc.; a year later he enlisted in the
United States Army for a duration of three  years,  part  of  which  was
spent in Korea; and
  WHEREAS,  Arthur  Hall attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, and having
returned home after the military in 1951, he was transferred by  GLF  to
Oneida, where he met the love of his life, Edda Anne Zeppieri; they were
married in 1953 and had three children; and
  WHEREAS,  Arthur  and Edda Hall celebrated their 59th wedding anniver-
sary in August  of  2012;  his  professional  career  brought  him  many
promotions, culminating in his position of manager of the Agway Distrib-
ution  Center in Geneva; he retired from this position, having worked 41
years with Agway; during his  retirement,  he  owned  and  operated  the
Powder Horn Gun Shop in Waterloo; and
  WHEREAS,  A  lover  of his work and a servant of his community, Arthur
Hall was elected Alderman-at-Large  on  the  first  bi-partisan  mayoral
ticket  in  Port  Jervis,  New  York; locally, he served as president of
Geneva Growth and the International Managers' Council (IMC); and
  WHEREAS, Arthur Hall was a member of the Boards of Directors  for  the
National  Bank  of  Waterloo and Geneva General Hospital; for a time, he
was also a member of the  Finance  Committee  for  St.  Mary's  Catholic
Church; and
  WHEREAS, A dedicated sportsman and conservationist, Arthur Hall served
as  president  of the Beaverbrook Hunting Club in downstate New York and
later on the club's Board of Directors for many years; he was  an  early
member of the Waterloo Rifle and Pistol Club, a member of the Federation
of Sportsmen, and the NRA; and
  WHEREAS,  Strongly  advocating  for the protection of endangered wild-
life, Arthur Hall was a founding member and served as the  first  presi-
dent  of Seneca White Deer, Inc.; most of all, he was a true family man;
and
  WHEREAS, Arthur Hall distinguished himself in his  profession  and  by
his  sincere  dedication  and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and
  WHEREAS, Arthur Hall's commitment to excellence,  and  his  spirit  of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS,  Predeceased  by  his  son,  Mark Arthur Hall, Arthur Hall is
survived by his wife, Edda; daughters, Gail and  Linda;  beloved  grand-
children,  James, Matthew, Katherine, Daniel and Patrick; and his broth-
er, Frank; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued  with  a  sense  of
compassion,  Arthur  Hall  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 Arthur C. Hall,  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 Arthur C. Hall.

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