Resolution J490-2013

Honoring Andrew W. Lawrence, Grand Marshal of the 79th Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 10, 2013

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  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Andrew W. Lawrence upon the occasion of
his designation as Grand Marshal  of  the  79th  Annual  Huntington  St.
Patrick's Day Parade on March 10, 2013

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time for people of all nationalities and
generations  to  assemble and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of
Irish people throughout the United States; and
  WHEREAS, A St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records  the  ongoing
history  of  the  United States and Ireland, and provides an opportunity
for people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry;
and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Andrew W. Lawrence upon the occasion of his designation as Grand Marshal
of  the 79th Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March
10, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, For 79 years, the Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians  St.
Patrick's  Day Parade has remained dedicated to promoting Irish heritage
and culture, family, and patriotic values; and
  WHEREAS, Andrew W.  Lawrence  is  an  almost  lifetime  Huntingtonian,
having  moved  there  at  the  age  of seven with his father, Dr. Andrew
Lawrence; he spent seven years at St. Patrick's, four  years  at  Chami-
nade, and then four years at Marquette University; and
  WHEREAS,  He  went on to become a decorated Marine Captain in Vietnam;
after leaving active duty, he returned to Huntington to go to law school
at St. John's University, while at the same time, serving in the  active
Marine  reserves, serving as the Acting Commanding Officer of the Marine
Corps reserve unit in Halesite; and
  WHEREAS, After graduation from law school, he worked  in  the  Suffolk
County  District Attorney's office as a Senior Assistant District Attor-
ney in the Major Crimes Bureau, prosecuting  many  high  profile  cases;
since  the late 1970s, he has been a Special Assistant District Attorney
as well as a Village Prosecutor for the Village of Huntington Bay; and
  WHEREAS, Andrew W. Lawrence was a partner, for many years, in the  old
Huntington law firm of TOAZ, BUCK, MYERS; he has served as general coun-
sel  over  many years for many clients, including the Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory, the Visiting Nurse Service, Huntington Hospital, and various
area villages, fire departments, and public libraries; and
  WHEREAS, Active in his profession, Andrew W. Lawrence  has  served  on
the Suffolk County Bar Association's Grievance, Ethics, Court and Crimi-
nal Law Committees; and
  WHEREAS,  Active  in his community as well, he has served on the Board
of Directors of the St. Patrick's Parish Council,  Huntington  Hospital,
Huntington  Chamber  of  Commerce,  Family  Service  League,  Huntington
Historic Society, Huntington Housing Help, the  Townwide  Fund  and  St.
Johnland  Nursing  Center,  serving  each  as an officer, including Vice
President or President; and
  WHEREAS, Andrew W. Lawrence has fittingly been honored with Huntington
Hospital's Teddy Award and the Visiting Nurse Service's Man of the  Year
Award and has twice been honored by the Townwide Fund; and
  WHEREAS,  Andrew  W.  Lawrence and his wife Pam, a retired teacher and
lifetime Huntingtonian, are the proud parents  of  two  sons,  A.J.  and
Brendan,  and  a daughter, Kerry, and her husband Matt Ross, all of whom
feel privileged to be a part of his life and  rejoice  in  his  achieve-
ments; and

  WHEREAS,  Joining Andrew W. Lawrence in the parade, as his aides, will
be his lifelong friends and Huntingtonians, John "Jay" Cavanagh,  Andrew
J.  Schmitz and John Dooley; and
  WHEREAS,  Andrew  W.  Lawrence's distinguished record on behalf of his
family, profession, heritage and community merits  the  recognition  and
respectful tribute of this Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 79th Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade on March
10, 2013, and to honor Andrew W.  Lawrence  upon  the  occasion  of  his
designation as Grand Marshal of the Parade; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andrew W. Lawrence.

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