Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Michael Flavin upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Michael Flavin
upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Thomas Michael Flavin and Elfriede Erika Glasner were united in
marriage on March 8, 1963, in the Munich City Hall in Munich, Germany;
WHEREAS, Thomas Michael and Elfriede Flavin will celebrate their 50th
Anniversary with a spring or summer trip; and
WHEREAS, Thomas "Mike" Flavin is the son of the late Thomas M. and
Thelma Pharoah Flavin, and Elfriede Flavin is the daughter of the late
Karl and Johanna Herrmann Glasner; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Flavin graduated from Watertown High School and served in
the United States Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of Sergeant 1st
Class, and remains a member of American Legion Post 61; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Flavin worked for Frink Snow Plows in Clayton, New York
and the Miller Brewery in Fulton, New York; he also served as civilian
administrator at the Leso-Leano Army Reserve Center in Watertown, before
retiring in 2002; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Flavin enjoys reading, writing science fiction novels,
and spending time at his cottage on Griffin's Bay; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Flavin graduated from German Grammar School and
completed a three year apprenticeship as a weaver, working at Cheseb-
rough-Ponds and Stature Electric Company in Watertown until her retire-
ment; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Flavin is currently a part-time teacher's aide for the
Watertown City School District, and takes pride in her home; she also
enjoys trips to local casinos and visiting with family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Flavin are the proud parents of three children,
Michael, Erika and Angela, and the loving grandparents of four grand-
children; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Flavin 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. Flavin 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, They have passed these same values 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. Thomas Michael Flavin 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. Thomas Michael Flavin 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. Thomas Michael Flavin.


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