K1377

Honoring Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski for his lifetime of dedicated outreach, support and contributions to the community

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K1377


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski for his lifetime
of dedicated outreach, support and contributions to the community

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and ener-
gies to the service of their community and profession, participating in
civic affairs and enhancing the character and quality of life for all
citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
Joseph F. Karpinski for his lifetime of dedicated outreach, support and
contributions to the community; and
WHEREAS, Retired from the practice of dentistry and medicine in 1997
after 45 years as one of the foremost oral and maxillofacial surgeons in
New York State, during his career Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski had offices in
Auburn, Geneva and Ithaca, New York; and
WHEREAS, One of five brothers born in Auburn, New York, Dr. Joseph F.
Karpinski graduated from East High School in Auburn in 1942; he enrolled
at Boston College for pre-professional studies but his studies were
interrupted by active service in the United States Army during World War
II; and
WHEREAS, While in the Army, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski completed his
pre-professional studies at Cornell University and began his studies in
dentistry at Creighton University; he also attended the University of
Minnesota and the Western Reserve Dental School; he received his Doctor
of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana University School of Dentis-
try; and
WHEREAS, Subsequently, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski enlisted in the United
States Public Health Service and served at United States Coast Guard
bases in Curtis Bay, Maryland, and from Brownsville, Texas, to Key West,
Florida, and up to Savannah, Georgia; and
WHEREAS, During the Korean War, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski was assigned
as the only United States Public Health Service Officer in the Alaska
area, treating Coast Guard personnel, Eskimos, Indians and other Alas-
kans; and
WHEREAS, After his Korean War service, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski
attended the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylva-
nia for oral and maxillofacial surgery; he also studied at the Jersey
City Medical Center, New York University School of Dentistry, Columbia
School of Dentistry and Tufts University Dental School; and
WHEREAS, A Founding Fellow of the International Association of Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski was President of the
American Society of Psychosomatic Medicine in Dentistry in 1964; he was
President of the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeons in 1970, and President of the Cayuga County Dental Society; in
1975, he was elected President of the American Association of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgeons; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski was an active member of
numerous professional societies and authored many essays and papers on
oral and maxillofacial surgery and related topics; in 1964, he became a
Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Hypnosis and in June 2002 he
was awarded Diplomate status on the National Dental Board of Anesthe-
siology; and
WHEREAS, In November 1993, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski became the second
American citizen to be knighted and made a member of the Knights of the
Black Madonna at Jasna Gora; in 1982, he was elected Polish-American Man

of the Year for the Finger Lakes, as well as Man of the Year by the
National Medical Dental Advocates Association; and
WHEREAS, Among his extensive community activities, Dr. Joseph F.
Karpinski served as Commissioner of the Auburn Housing Authority, a
member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of Fleet Bank, a
member of the Board of Trustees of Cayuga Community College and Presi-
dent of the Cayuga County College Foundation; he also served on the
Board of Trustees of both Alliance College and the University of New
England; and
WHEREAS, In 1975, Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski was awarded distinguished
alumnus honors from the Indiana University School of Dentistry; and
WHEREAS, Married to the late Floryanna (Honey) Lesczynska, Dr. Joseph
F. Karpinski is the father of three sons and three daughters; and has
11 grandchildren and 20 nephews and nieces; he is a communicant and
active member of St. Hyacinth's Catholic Church; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Dr. Joseph F. Karpin-
ski has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski has
displayed throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the-well being and vitality of their profession and community,
and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence, certainly
have earned the recognition and applause of all citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski for his lifetime of dedicated outreach,
support and contributions to the community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski.

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  • 23 / May / 2012
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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