Resolution J801-2013

Mourning the death of William J. Dauscher, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 8, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the  death  of  William  J. Dauscher,
distinguished 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, William J. Dauscher of Lynbrook, New York, died on  March  5,
2013, at the age of 94; and
  WHEREAS,  Also  known as Pop Dauscher, William J. Dauscher was born on
April 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York; he grew up in Queens and  was  the
oldest  son  of  14 children; he was proud of his large family which, at
one point, was voted the largest family on Long Island; and
  WHEREAS, William J. Dauscher attended Jamaica High School; after grad-
uation he worked for Equitable Life Insurance Company, and played  base-
ball alongside Whitey Ford on the Equitable Life baseball team; and
  WHEREAS,  In 1941, William J. Dauscher entered the United States Army,
served proudly in World War II, and was honorably  discharged  in  1945;
and
  WHEREAS,  William  J. Dauscher married the love of his life, Muriel V.
O'Connor, and together raised five children, Patricia, Maryanne, Noreen,
William and Thomas; and
  WHEREAS, William J. Dauscher distinguished himself in  his  profession
and  by  his  sincere  dedication  and  substantial  contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
  WHEREAS, He began his illustrious career as a New York City Fireman in
1948, serving for 20 years as a devoted member of  FDNY  Engine  Company
No.    293;  after  retiring in 1968, he spent 30 years working with his
brother, Paul T. Dauscher and Company; and
  WHEREAS, William J. Dauscher's commitment to excellence, and his spir-
it of humanity, carried over into all fields  of  enterprise,  including
charitable and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS,  A  devoted  parishioner  of  Our Lady of Peace Parish for 58
years, William J. Dauscher served his church in many capacities; he  was
also a proud honorary member of the Tally-Ho Engine Company No. 3 of the
Lynbrook Fire Department for the last 20 years; and
  WHEREAS,  Cherished husband, father, grandfather, and brother, William
J. Dauscher was predeceased by his beloved wife, Muriel; four  siblings,
Frances,  Marie,  Anne  and  John;  he is survived by his five children,
Patricia (Jaime) Price, Maryanne (Tom)  Creegan,  Noreen  (Tim)  Morris,
William  (Janet)  Dauscher,  and Thomas (Sheila) Dauscher; 11 grandchil-
dren, Claire, Sean, Erin, Kristen, Timmy, Mark, Kelly, Kerry, Rory, Kim,
and Shannon; and seven  great-grandchildren,  Maeghan,  Gavin,  Caitlin,
Emma,  Graeme,  Kaiden,  and Nora; as well as nine siblings, Rose, June,
Andrew, Paul, Theresa, Joan, Thecla, Margaret and Alice; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued  with  a  sense  of
compassion,  William  J. Dauscher 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  William  J.  Dauscher,  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 William J. Dauscher.

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