Resolution J303-2013

Congratulating Jane Lostumbo upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday



  • Jan 29, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Jane Lostumbo upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this great Empire State to recognize those
individuals who have made a lasting impression on their communities, and
whose lives have been filled with many remarkable experiences  and  with
many individuals who love and respect them; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern,  and in full accord with long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is  justly  proud  to  hereby
congratulate  Jane  Lostumbo  upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and
  WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo was born on August 26, 1912, to  Alexander  and
Jennie Pasquale; and
  WHEREAS,  Raised  in  Syracuse,  New  York,  Jane  Lostumbo  had  nine
siblings:  Samuel, Lucy, Mary, Joseph, Alex, Angie,  Margaret,  Michael,
and Rosemary; and
  WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo, who attended Salina School and Grant School as
a child, started working in Jacob Shapiro Pants Factory at the young age
of  13;  she worked her way up to "floor lady" by age 16 and then to the
company's payroll department; she later worked  at  the  Remington  Rand
Typewriter Company and for Bristol Meyers; and
  WHEREAS,  Jane Lostumbo married the love of her life, Joseph Lostumbo,
on June 27, 1931, at Our Lady of Pompei Church in  Syracuse,  New  York;
the  couple  enjoyed  39  years  of marriage until Joseph passed away in
1970; and
  WHEREAS, Jane and Joseph  Lostumbo  successfully  owned  and  operated
Lostumbo  Oil Company for 25 years; Jane also served as treasurer of the
family's full-service gas station on Crouse Avenue that catered  to  the
troops  during World War II; during that time, Jane became a trailblazer
by being one of the first women in the Syracuse area to  wear  trousers;
  WHEREAS,  Together, Jane and Joseph Lostumbo had three wonderful chil-
dren, Francis Lostumbo,  Ginnie  Lostumbo,  and  Jean  Lostumbo  Radley;
today,  Jane  is  the  loving  grandmother of four grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS, During her full and accomplished life,  Jane  Lostumbo  dedi-
cated countless hours to community volunteerism; she served as President
of  St. Peter's Altar Society for 50 years, devoted her time and talents
to St.  Joseph Hospital's annual wine tasting event, and provided  local
seniors  with support through the group Contact; she currently serves as
Treasurer of the Young at Heart Senior Group; and
  WHEREAS, Devoted to her Italian heritage, Jane  Lostumbo,  along  with
her  supportive  family,  was instrumental in creating the first Italian
Festival held at the New York State Fairgrounds, as well  as  organizing
the first floats and volunteers from St. Peter's Church for the Columbus
Day Parade; and
  WHEREAS,  Jane  Lostumbo also volunteered her time at Syracuse's Festa
Italiana selling raffle tickets for 15 consecutive years,  while  always
lending  her  positive energy and dedication to various festivities; she
continues to be an active supporter of the annual event; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 100 years, Jane Lostumbo has witnessed countless
events, innovations and achievements in this country,  while  personally
contributing  to  the  progression  and  excellence of this great Empire
State and forever enriching the lives of those around her; and
  WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo, who is described by her family and friends  as
an  extremely loving, caring and hard-working person, has made a differ-
ence in countless lives; she has  credited  her  longevity  to  positive

thinking,  perseverance  and  to  an  outstanding  circle  of family and
friends; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
hereby honor and recognize Jane Lostumbo for a lifetime  of  accomplish-
ments, upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jane Lostumbo.


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