Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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  • 10 / May / 2013
  • 21 / May / 2013
  • 21 / May / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher
upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Douglas F. Fisher and Dorothy A. Stempel were united in
marriage on December 15, 1962; they will celebrate their Golden Anniver-
sary with an open house on May 19, 2013, with many family and friends in
attendance; and
WHEREAS, After meeting in 1960 as teenagers, the happy newlyweds lived
at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina while Douglas was honor-
ably serving in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot;
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher are the proud parents of two
daughters, Dona and Deanna, and loving grandparents of five grandchil-
dren, Aimee, Heath, Amber, Steven, and Dale, and three great-grandchil-
dren, Gage, Caden, and Alisa; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher 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, In 1965, the Fisher family moved to Westerlo, New York, where
Douglas worked at Hannay Hose Reels as a welder for nine years; he then
was employed at G.E. Plastics in Selkirk, New York, where he worked for
many years before retiring in 2001; and
WHEREAS, Dorothy began working as a waitress at Shepard Farms in 1975
until the business closed in 1996; she then started a successful craft
show, Grammy's Crafts, at the family's farm house in East Berne, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher have lived and continue to
live their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demon-
strating 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 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. Douglas F. Fisher 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. Douglas F. Fisher upon the occasion of cele-
brating their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Fisher.


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