Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr. upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr.
upon the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Martin R. Luther, Sr. and the former Barbara Foster were united
in marriage on January 26, 1963, at St. Francis Solanus Church in
Harrisville, New York; and
WHEREAS, Martin Luther is the son of the late Roy and Ruth Atkinson
Luther, and Barbara Luther is the daughter of the late Earle and
Florence Foster; and
WHEREAS, Martin and Barbara Luther celebrated their 50th Anniversary
with a dinner at Maggie's on the River, followed by a reception at Hill-
top Towers in Watertown; and
WHEREAS, Martin Luther graduated from Harrisville High School in 1943
and served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946; he worked for
the St. Regis Paper Company in Harrisville, Jones & Laughlin Steel
Company, in Star Lake, and the New York Airbrake Company, in Watertown,
along with Harrisville Central School; and
WHEREAS, A member of the American Legion and the Harrisville Rod and
Gun Club, Martin Luther also served as mayor of Harrisville from 1969 to
1971, Town of Diana assessor from 1973 to 1978, and was a member of the
Harrisville Central School Board of Education from 1984 to 1989; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Luther is a Class of 1954 graduate of Vincentian
Institute in Albany; she worked for the State of New York in Albany as
well as a supervisor of youth recreation in Harrisville; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Luther is a past president of both the American
Legion Auxiliary and the Harrisville Rod and Gun Club; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther also owned the Harrisville Laun-
dromat and Car Wash, as well as B & M Bookkeeping; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of four children, John ("Jack"),
Craig, Martin R., Jr., and Laura, and have five grandchildren as well as
one great-granddaughter; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther are and always have been a tower
of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr. upon the occasion of
celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Luther, Sr.


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