Resolution J3536-2013

Congratulating Floyd H. Coulter upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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  • Feb 27, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 27, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Floyd H. Coulter 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,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late Floyd H. Coulter of Frewsburg, New York, upon the occasion of cele-
brating his 100th Birthday; and
  WHEREAS,  Floyd  H. Coulter, affectionately known as "Dutch," was born
on December 22, 1913, in Onoville, New  York,  to  George  and  Emmaline
Coulter;  he was the third of six children, and attended grade school in
a one-room schoolhouse in Bone Run, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Once he completed the 8th grade, Floyd H. Coulter began work-
ing on various farms, as well as the railroad where his duties  included
unloading and loading railcars; and
  WHEREAS,  After 14 years of vigorous work, Floyd H. Coulter served his
country as a member of the United States Air Force, and working with the
Strategic Air Command installing communication towers; and
  WHEREAS, During his time in the military, Floyd H. Coulter  served  in
Germany with the peace-keeping forces after World War II; it was here he
met and married the love of his life, Lieselotte Dammel Coulter; and
  WHEREAS,  Floyd  H.  Coulter  retired  after 21 years of distinguished
service to the United States Air Force with the esteemed rank  of  Chief
Master  Sergeant;  he  returned  to  the  western part of the state, and
settled in Frewsburg, New York, where he built his home; and
  WHEREAS, Floyd H. Coulter worked  full-time  at  Crescent-Tool  Corpo-
ration  in  Jamestown, New York, as a machinist and maintenance electri-
cian, retiring at the age of 65; and
  WHEREAS, Floyd H. Coulter continued to work independently for the next
26 years performing electrical installation and repairs for local  farm-
ers, friends, and family; he officially retired at the age of 91; and
  WHEREAS,  Floyd  H.  Coulter and his wife, Lieselotte, together raised
two children, George and Barbara; they have been  further  blessed  with
three  grandchildren,  Erik,  Amber, and Adam; and five great-grandchil-
dren, Taren, Peyton, Olyvia, Hazen, and Aubree; and
  WHEREAS, Floyd H. Coulter  also  enjoys  hunting,  fishing,  vegetable
gardening,  and  raising livestock; in his younger years he was a square
dance caller, and played both the accordion and harmonica;  he  appreci-
ates  the  company  of animals and has owned many dogs and cats over the
course of his 100 years, including a horse named Bucky for his  daughter
Barbara; and
  WHEREAS,  Floyd  H.  Coulter  is a devoted family man who is extremely
trustworthy and committed to helping those in need;  he  enjoys  telling
stories  about  his  life  with  humor and zeal, and meets each day with
purpose and meaning; 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 Floyd H. Coulter upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th
Birthday; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Floyd H. Coulter.

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