Resolution J2106-2013

Congratulating Joseph A. Cuozzo on his 100th Birthday



  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 4, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Joseph A. Cuozzo upon the occasion
of his 100th Birthday

WHEREAS,  The  son  of Gabriel and Margaret Cuozzo, Joseph A. Cuozzo was
born in Herkimer, New York in 1913; his parents subsequently  moved  the
family  to  Fonda, New York, where he attended Fonda Fultonville Schools
and was active in the Fonda Men's Baseball and Basketball leagues; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph A. Cuozzo moved  to  Amsterdam,  New  York  after  his
marriage  to  Roberta Wilmot Cuozzo in 1954; he and his wife of 59 years
are the proud parents of three children, James Cuozzo,  Josanne  Reaves,
and Michelle Cuozzo, and the loving grandparents of three grandchildren,
Cara Reaves, Toren Reaves and Brennan Reaves; and
  WHEREAS,  He was, in addition, predeceased by a brother, Anthony and a
sister Mary Ann; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph Cuozzo worked in construction for several years  work-
ing  on many county and state paving construction jobs before serving as
a City Clerk in the city of Amsterdam from 1970  through  1974;  he  was
also  a  Committeeman  in Amsterdam's Fifth Ward for more than 40 years;
  WHEREAS, Joseph A. Cuozzo also served as the Treasurer  and  President
of  the  JFK Club in Amsterdam for several years and was active in Mont-
gomery County politics; and
  WHEREAS, He enjoys working outdoors and gardening and has been a life-
long fan of both harness  and  thoroughbred  horse  racing  at  Saratoga
Springs, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Joseph  A.  Cuozzo's home has been the Mohawk Valley for his
entire life and he is justly proud to have never  missed  voting  on  an
election day; and
  WHEREAS,  He  has  voted  in  14  Presidential elections since Herbert
Hoover's election in 1933 and in 13 Gubernatorial elections in New  York
State since Franklin Roosevelt's election in 1932; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph A. Cuozzo is known as a solid family man who has never
been  afraid of hard work; he has survived six wars, a great depression,
and the advent of talking pictures; he has watched 79  Kentucky  Derbies
and,  of New York State's population of 19.57 million, he is one of only
4,605 people statewide who is a member of the Centenarian Club; 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, who has experienced the incredible
joys and sorrows characteristic of  and  reserved  for  those  with  the
stamina  and courage to savor a full life, has inspired the lives of his
many friends and family; 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 Joseph A. Cuozzo upon the occasion of his  100th  Birthday;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph A. Cuozzo.


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