Resolution J313-2013

Congratulating Fordyce Post upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday



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


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating Fordyce Post 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, Son of Catherine and Robert Post, Fordyce Post  was  born  on
January 30, 1913 in Kingston, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Fordyce Post honorably served his country as a member of the
Civilian Conservation Corps while stationed in Mississippi; and
  WHEREAS, In 1936, Fordyce Post married Virginia Freer at Holy  Trinity
Church, a loving union of over 70 years; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  his  life  Fordyce Post wore many hats; he was a
self-employed shad fisherman, he worked for C.M. Clay  running  the  gas
station,  and worked at the Rathgeb Knitting Mill where he ran the steam
boilers; and
  WHEREAS, Fordyce Post also worked on building the  Mid-Hudson  Bridge;
he  was  a  rivet jack and a climber and was atop the high towers of the
bridge on several occasions; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Fordyce Post worked for  the  New  York  Central
Railroad  and  spent the majority of his working years at Schatz Federal
Bearing Company in Poughkeepsie; he retired in 1974; and
  WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of his community,  Fordyce  Post
is a past member of the Highland Fire Department; 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 Fordyce Post upon the occasion of his 100th  Birthday;  and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Fordyce Post.


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