Congratulating Shirley Decker upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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Senate Resolution No. 5699


CONGRATULATING Shirley Decker upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to commemorate
and recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great
Empire State; and

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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate Shirley Decker upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday to
be celebrated at a Kiddush held in her honor on Saturday, June 30, 2018,
at the Rego Park Jewish Center in Queens, New York; and

WHEREAS, Shirley Decker was born on July 10, 1918; she is truly an
Ayshit Chayil, a Woman of Valor who is hard to find; and

WHEREAS, Throughout her meritorious life, Shirley Decker has
faithfully served her community as a volunteer for the Rego Park Jewish
Center, Hadassah and her sisterhood, family and friends; she is always
available to lend a helping hand to anyone and has proudly taken care of
her family as its matriarch; and

WHEREAS, In addition to her synagogue and her family, Shirley Decker
enjoys rooting for her beloved Yankees and takes great pride in her high
quality clothing; and

WHEREAS, Shirley Decker, with her zest for life, has inspired and
enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and

WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian 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, Shirley Decker has enriched the lives of those around her
through her 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
recognize 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 Shirley Decker upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Shirley Decker.


  • 08 / Jun / 2018
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
  • 12 / Jun / 2018

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