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Mourning the death of Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr., distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr.,
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, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr. of Vestal, New York, died on Satur-
day, November 24, 2012, at the age of 62; and
WHEREAS, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr. was born on December 16, 1949, in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; after serving as a corpsman in the United
States Army, he graduated from the University of Maryland; and
WHEREAS, In 1979, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr. graduated from Thomas
Jefferson Medical University in Philadelphia and joined his first pedia-
tric practice in Utica in 1982; and
WHEREAS, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr. moved to Binghamton, New York, in 1989
to join a group practice; and
WHEREAS, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr. distinguished himself in his profes-
sion and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
WHEREAS, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr.'s commitment to excellence, and his
spirit of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, includ-
ing charitable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, The private practice of Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr., Footprints
Pediatrics in Johnson City, began in 2001, and would not have been
successful without the love, support and patience of his caring and
dedicated staff; and
WHEREAS, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr.'s 30-year practice of pediatric medi-
cine touched the lives of countless children and their parents; stories
about Dr. Maerz emphasize his genuine kindness, steadfast dedication to
helping children and their parents, his love for animals and his unique
and wonderful sense of humor; and
WHEREAS, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr. was especially proud of his children
and grandchildren, and was named "Paw-Paw" by his oldest grandson, Jack;
and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents, Mildred (Midge) and Dr. John C.
Maerz, Sr.; and his brother-in-law, Bob Marchese, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr.
is survived by his wife, Debbie; stepmother, Barbara; siblings, Sandi,
Mark (Norma), Drew (Cindy), Pam (Kelly), Kevin ( Shannon) and Kim; chil-
dren, John, Jennifer, Jacqui, James and Margeaux; grandsons, Jack,
Robert, Garrett, their mother Lori; and granddaughter, Isabella; as well
as many nieces and nephews; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr. 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 Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr., 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 Dr. John C. Maerz, Jr.

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