Resolution J3922-2013

Congratulating Thelma B. Klas upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday



  • Mar 13, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 10, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Thelma B. Klas upon the occasion
of celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body  to  commemorate  and
recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great Nation
and Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate the 100th Birthday of Thelma B. Klas of Allegany, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Thelma B. Klas was born on February 24, 1914, in North Tona-
wanda, New York, to Walter and Clara Follick; she attended grade  school
in Tonawanda, until her junior year when she moved to Delevan, New York;
  WHEREAS, After graduating from high school in Delevan, New York, Thel-
ma  B.  Klas  worked as a secretary to the commissioner's office for the
Cattaraugus County Welfare Department; a year later, she met and married
her first husband, Walter D. Barton, who worked  for  Metropolitan  Life
Insurance in Olean, New York; the couple and their six children, Walter,
Gary, Timothy, Karen, Ann, and Emily, lived in Olean, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  After Walter's retirement in 1965, the couple moved to Alle-
gany, New York; they enjoyed each other's company, and spent the winters
together in Ormond Beach, Florida, until Walter passed away in 1979; and
  WHEREAS, After the death of her first husband, Thelma met Norman  Klas
while  eating  dinner at a restaurant with her daughter in Orchard Park,
New York; they married in 1981; unfortunately, Norman  passed  away  two
years later in 1983; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition  to  her wonderful children, Thelma B. Klas has
been further blessed with  several  grandchildren,  great-grandchildren,
and great-great grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS,  Thelma  B.  Klas  enjoys  going  to  garage sales, doing the
Jumbles Word Game in the OLEAN TIMES HERALD, feeding  the  squirrels  in
her backyard, and watching "Fox News" and "The Price is Right;" she also
loves  spending  time with her children and grandchildren, and attending
St. Bonaventure Church on a regular basis; and
  WHEREAS, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her
through her smile, jubilance, and through the  charm  and  wisdom  which
comes only from fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize and honor the lives of beloved citizens who have reached a  remark-
able age and who have witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural
developments,  and  awesome achievements of this country during the last
century; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Thelma  B. Klas upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thelma B. Klas.


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