Congratulating Jane Lostumbo upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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  • 29 / Jan / 2013
  • 29 / Jan / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Jane Lostumbo upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this great Empire State to recognize those
individuals who have made a lasting impression on their communities, and
whose lives have been filled with many remarkable experiences and with
many individuals who love and respect them; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to hereby
congratulate Jane Lostumbo upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and
WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo was born on August 26, 1912, to Alexander and
Jennie Pasquale; and
WHEREAS, Raised in Syracuse, New York, Jane Lostumbo had nine
siblings: Samuel, Lucy, Mary, Joseph, Alex, Angie, Margaret, Michael,
and Rosemary; and
WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo, who attended Salina School and Grant School as
a child, started working in Jacob Shapiro Pants Factory at the young age
of 13; she worked her way up to "floor lady" by age 16 and then to the
company's payroll department; she later worked at the Remington Rand
Typewriter Company and for Bristol Meyers; and
WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo married the love of her life, Joseph Lostumbo,
on June 27, 1931, at Our Lady of Pompei Church in Syracuse, New York;
the couple enjoyed 39 years of marriage until Joseph passed away in
1970; and
WHEREAS, Jane and Joseph Lostumbo successfully owned and operated
Lostumbo Oil Company for 25 years; Jane also served as treasurer of the
family's full-service gas station on Crouse Avenue that catered to the
troops during World War II; during that time, Jane became a trailblazer
by being one of the first women in the Syracuse area to wear trousers;
WHEREAS, Together, Jane and Joseph Lostumbo had three wonderful chil-
dren, Francis Lostumbo, Ginnie Lostumbo, and Jean Lostumbo Radley;
today, Jane is the loving grandmother of four grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, During her full and accomplished life, Jane Lostumbo dedi-
cated countless hours to community volunteerism; she served as President
of St. Peter's Altar Society for 50 years, devoted her time and talents
to St. Joseph Hospital's annual wine tasting event, and provided local
seniors with support through the group Contact; she currently serves as
Treasurer of the Young at Heart Senior Group; and
WHEREAS, Devoted to her Italian heritage, Jane Lostumbo, along with
her supportive family, was instrumental in creating the first Italian
Festival held at the New York State Fairgrounds, as well as organizing
the first floats and volunteers from St. Peter's Church for the Columbus
Day Parade; and
WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo also volunteered her time at Syracuse's Festa
Italiana selling raffle tickets for 15 consecutive years, while always
lending her positive energy and dedication to various festivities; she
continues to be an active supporter of the annual event; and
WHEREAS, For the past 100 years, Jane Lostumbo has witnessed countless
events, innovations and achievements in this country, while personally
contributing to the progression and excellence of this great Empire
State and forever enriching the lives of those around her; and
WHEREAS, Jane Lostumbo, who is described by her family and friends as
an extremely loving, caring and hard-working person, has made a differ-
ence in countless lives; she has credited her longevity to positive

thinking, perseverance and to an outstanding circle of family and
friends; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
hereby honor and recognize Jane Lostumbo for a lifetime of accomplish-
ments, upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jane Lostumbo.


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