Resolution J327-2013

Mourning the death of Robert Deemie, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the  death  of Robert Deemie, 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, Robert Deemie of Johnson City, New York,  died  on  Saturday,
June 30, 2012, at the age of 81; and
  WHEREAS,  Robert Deemie distinguished himself in his profession and by
his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to  the  welfare  of
his community; and
  WHEREAS,  A retired quality assurance manager with 37 years of service
at IBM Corporation, Robert Deemie was a member of the company's  Quarter
Century  Club; he was a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the
United States Navy; and
  WHEREAS, Robert Deemie was a member of the  Johnson  City  Knights  of
Columbus Council 2953 holding many offices within the council, including
Grand Knight; he was past President of the Ancient Order of the Hiberni-
ans,  member  of  the  Johnson City American Legion Post 758, former CYO
basketball coach, women's basketball coach, and basketball referee; and
  WHEREAS, A member of St. James Church in Johnson City,  Robert  Deemie
was  a  Scoutmaster  for Troop 103; he was also Grand Marshal of the St.
Patrick's Day Parade in 2009; and
  WHEREAS, Robert Deemie's commitment to excellence, and his  spirit  of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS,  Robert  Deemie  is  survived  by his loving wife, Meryl, his
children, Gregory, Steve, and Joann; ten grandchildren, Bob, Chris, Tim,
Dan, Justin, Ashley, Jessie, Donna,  James  and  Michael,  three  great-
grandchildren,  Evan,  Scarlett and Renner, his brother, Arthur, several
nieces, nephews, and cousins; close friends, Roger and  Carolyn  Doolit-
tle, Jim and Carol Ryan; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Robert Deemie 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  Robert  Deemie, 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 Robert Deemie.

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