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5/24/2011: Janice Sara Reiff Resolution

 
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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Janice Sara Reiff,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of her 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, This Legislative Body is moved to mourn the death of Janice
Sara Reiff, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community;
And


WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 8,
1949, to Lillian Boshes and William Reiff; and


WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff attended elementary, junior, and high
schools within the New York City public school system located in Queens,
New York; and


WHEREAS, She furthered her education and graduated from CW Post
College of Long Island University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Early Childhood Education; and


WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff taught as a first grade teacher in the
Bronx from 1972 to 1976, as well as at Public School 82 in District 28,
in Queens; from 1977 to 2010; and


WHEREAS, This outstanding teacher, who was named UFT District 28
Representative in 2005, distinguished herself in her profession and by her
sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
her community; and


WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff's commitment to excellence, and her spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charitable
and civic endeavors; and


WHEREAS, She served as President of her Tenants Association, and was a
member of the Jewish Labor Committee, educators chapter, as well as the
Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, and the Cancer Research Foun-
dation; furthermore, she was a union activist and a member of the
Conservative Synagogue of Jamaica Estates in Queens; and


WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff is survived by her sister, Arlene Kwartowitz;
one brother-in-law, Alan; and her beloved nephew, Laurence; and


WHEREAS, armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Janice Sara Reiff leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Janice Sara Reiff, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of her community; and be it further


RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Janice Sara Reiff.