Congratulating Fordyce Post upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Fordyce Post upon the occasion of
celebrating his 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, Son of Catherine and Robert Post, Fordyce Post was born on
January 30, 1913 in Kingston, New York; and
WHEREAS, Fordyce Post honorably served his country as a member of the
Civilian Conservation Corps while stationed in Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, In 1936, Fordyce Post married Virginia Freer at Holy Trinity
Church, a loving union of over 70 years; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his life Fordyce Post wore many hats; he was a
self-employed shad fisherman, he worked for C.M. Clay running the gas
station, and worked at the Rathgeb Knitting Mill where he ran the steam
boilers; and
WHEREAS, Fordyce Post also worked on building the Mid-Hudson Bridge;
he was a rivet jack and a climber and was atop the high towers of the
bridge on several occasions; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Fordyce Post worked for the New York Central
Railroad and spent the majority of his working years at Schatz Federal
Bearing Company in Poughkeepsie; he retired in 1974; and
WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of his community, Fordyce Post
is a past member of the Highland Fire Department; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with his zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man has experienced the incredible joys
and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina
and courage to savor a full life; and
WHEREAS, This beloved man has enriched the lives of those around him
through his joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Fordyce Post upon the occasion of his 100th Birthday; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Fordyce Post.


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