Mourning the death of John Russell Palmiter, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • 02 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of John Russell Palmiter,
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, John Russell Palmiter of Vestal, New York, died on Thursday,
March 28, 2013, at the age of 48; and
WHEREAS, Born on Christmas Eve, in 1964, John Russell Palmiter gradu-
ated from Owego Free Academy in 1984, and the Culinary Institute in Hyde
Park, New York, in 1988; and
WHEREAS, John Russell Palmiter distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
WHEREAS, He served as the Director of Operations for AFV at the Broome
County Veterans Memorial Arena, and his gift of cooking was enjoyed by
all who knew him; and
WHEREAS, John Russell Palmiter's outstanding leadership in operating
food and beverage services at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
and Forum Theater greatly benefited thousands of guests at those facili-
ties, major tenants like the Broadway Theater League, Tri-Cities Opera
and Binghamton Senators Hockey Club, and the entire Greater Binghamton
community; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable man had a generous and loving spirit and his
enthusiasm was contagious; he will be missed by many; and
WHEREAS, John Russell Palmiter is survived by his parents, Duane Sr.
and Virginia Palmiter; his wife of 18 years, Carol (Maui) Palmiter;
cherished son, Christian Palmiter; two brothers, Duane Jr. (Lisa) Palmi-
ter and David (Deborah) Palmiter; seven nieces and nephews, AJ, Dylan,
Jourden, Stephanie, Danielle, Matthew, and Andrew; and his Aunt Helen
Cole; as well as two cousins, Russ and Chris Charlier and families; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, John Russell Palmiter 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 John Russell Palmiter, 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 John Russell Palmiter.


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