Mourning the death of Richard M. Giberson, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Richard M. Giberson,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor those indi-
viduals whose character and achievements best exemplify the ideals and
values cherished by this great State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to mourn
the death of Richard M. Giberson who passed away on Saturday, April 6,
2013; he was a man devoted to serving his community and his family; and
WHEREAS, Richard M. Giberson was born in Olean, New York, on August
18, 1964, to James and Carol Giberson; and
WHEREAS, After graduating from Hinsdale High School in 1982, Richard
M. Giberson volunteered to serve his country by joining the United
States Army; he served on active duty until 1985, and in the United
States Army Reserve until 1988; and
WHEREAS, After working for the Hinsdale Central School and the Hins-
dale Post Office, Richard M. Giberson took on a full-time role in 1989,
as a rural route carrier at the Cuba Post Office; and
WHEREAS, Demonstrating a deep commitment to his community, Richard M.
Giberson was a life member of the Hinsdale Maplehurst - Pleasant Valley
Volunteer Fire Department and served as an Assistant Chief; he was a
member of the Hinsdale American Legion Norton Chambers Post 1434, and
previously served as a member of the Hinsdale Youth Commission; and
WHEREAS, Richard M. Giberson played a vital role in many community
projects, including a project to make improvements at Hinsdale Memorial
Park; he also was a leader and driving force in the establishment and
continued success of the Don Kent Memorial Horse Pull and in the contin-
ued development of the Ischua Falling Leaves Regatta; and
WHEREAS, This year's horse pull is named the Don Kent and Rich "Pork"
Giberson Memorial Horse Pull in honor of Richard M. Giberson; Hinsdale
American Legion Post 1434 sponsors the horse pull which features some of
the top horse pulling teams throughout the Northeast; proceeds from the
event benefit veterans services including the LEEK Foundation - Wounded
Warriors and the Cattaraugus - Allegany Counties Joint Veterans Van
Service; and
WHEREAS, An avid outdoorsman, Richard M. Giberson participated in
hunting, fishing and sports including softball, golf and darts; and
WHEREAS, Richard M. Giberson was involved for more than 10 years with
the Hinsdale Adult Softball Tournament, and he took great delight in
being active with Hinsdale Youth Sports; he played an important role in
the youth baseball and football teams, and he worked on all the fields
and field buildings; and
WHEREAS, This devoted family man is survived by his wife, Darcy; they
shared 24 years of marriage; together Richard and Darcy have raised a
son, Cody, and a daughter, Shelby; and
WHEREAS, Richard M. Giberson was a terrific husband, father and friend
- a man known for his smile, for his laughter, and for his dedication to
the community; he will be missed greatly; and
WHEREAS, Observing that special recognition should be given to those
who work so assiduously for the betterment of their communities and for
their profound commitment to their fellow citizens in this great Empire
State and Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize and honor the contributions of Richard M. Giberson, and to
express deepest condolences to his family and friends; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Richard M. Giberson.


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