Mourning the death of William J. Dauscher, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • 08 / Mar / 2013
  • 12 / Mar / 2013
  • 12 / Mar / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of William J. Dauscher,
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, William J. Dauscher of Lynbrook, New York, died on March 5,
2013, at the age of 94; and
WHEREAS, Also known as Pop Dauscher, William J. Dauscher was born on
April 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York; he grew up in Queens and was the
oldest son of 14 children; he was proud of his large family which, at
one point, was voted the largest family on Long Island; and
WHEREAS, William J. Dauscher attended Jamaica High School; after grad-
uation he worked for Equitable Life Insurance Company, and played base-
ball alongside Whitey Ford on the Equitable Life baseball team; and
WHEREAS, In 1941, William J. Dauscher entered the United States Army,
served proudly in World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1945;
WHEREAS, William J. Dauscher married the love of his life, Muriel V.
O'Connor, and together raised five children, Patricia, Maryanne, Noreen,
William and Thomas; and
WHEREAS, William J. Dauscher distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
WHEREAS, He began his illustrious career as a New York City Fireman in
1948, serving for 20 years as a devoted member of FDNY Engine Company
No. 293; after retiring in 1968, he spent 30 years working with his
brother, Paul T. Dauscher and Company; and
WHEREAS, William J. Dauscher's commitment to excellence, and his spir-
it of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including
charitable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, A devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Parish for 58
years, William J. Dauscher served his church in many capacities; he was
also a proud honorary member of the Tally-Ho Engine Company No. 3 of the
Lynbrook Fire Department for the last 20 years; and
WHEREAS, Cherished husband, father, grandfather, and brother, William
J. Dauscher was predeceased by his beloved wife, Muriel; four siblings,
Frances, Marie, Anne and John; he is survived by his five children,
Patricia (Jaime) Price, Maryanne (Tom) Creegan, Noreen (Tim) Morris,
William (Janet) Dauscher, and Thomas (Sheila) Dauscher; 11 grandchil-
dren, Claire, Sean, Erin, Kristen, Timmy, Mark, Kelly, Kerry, Rory, Kim,
and Shannon; and seven great-grandchildren, Maeghan, Gavin, Caitlin,
Emma, Graeme, Kaiden, and Nora; as well as nine siblings, Rose, June,
Andrew, Paul, Theresa, Joan, Thecla, Margaret and Alice; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, William J. Dauscher 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 William J. Dauscher, 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 William J. Dauscher.


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