Resolution J4999-2013

Congratulating Nora Zinner upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday



  • May 13, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 9, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Nora Zinner 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 fully in accord with its long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th birthday of Nora Zinner of Wellsville, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Nora Zinner was born on May 1, 1914, in Vienna,  Austria,  to
Dr.  Franz  and  Marie Colmers; she attended a traditional German school
which included four years of elementary school and nine years of second-
ary school; after graduating at the age of 19, she came  to  America  by
boat in May of 1937; and
  WHEREAS,  After  settling in New York City, Nora worked as a secretary
for an export/import company where she met the love  of  her  life,  Dr.
Kurt Zinner, a cardiologist; and
  WHEREAS,  The  couple  learned that there was a shortage of doctors in
Salamanca, New York, and bought a Buick for $65 in order  to  travel  to
the  area;  however, their car broke down in Wellsville, New York, where
the town was in need of a doctor, and Nora Zinner has lived  there  ever
since; and
  WHEREAS,  Nora  Zinner  took  a job at the David A. Howe Library while
earning her Master's degree in Education  from  Alfred  University;  she
then  began  working  at Wellsville Central School District as a teacher
for 18 years; and
  WHEREAS, Nora Zinner and  her  husband,  Kurt,  raised  two  children:
Peter  and Barbi; they have been further blessed with two grandchildren,
Reed and Tate; and
  WHEREAS, Nora Zinner enjoys skiing, golf, literature, and is a skilled
artist and pilot; she earned  her  pilot's  license  at  the  Wellsville
Airport,  and  has flown a few solo flights over the years; she has also
painted landscapes and still  lifes  for  which  she  has  won  numerous
awards; 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 a fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense 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 Nora Zinner 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 Nora Zinner.


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