Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. William Chase upon the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

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Senate Resolution No. 5701


CONGRATULATING Mr. and Mrs. William Chase upon the
occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes great pleasure in paying
tribute to those flourishing marriages that have stood the test of time
to serve as a paradigm for present and future generations; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to congratulate
Mr. and Mrs. William Chase upon the occasion of celebrating their 65th
Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 23, 2018; and

WHEREAS, William and Alexandra Chase met at Brooklyn College and
were united in marriage on June 23, 1953; the couple settled in Rockland
County where they raised their three children; today, their family has
expanded with the addition of two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and
four talented grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Throughout their 65-year marriage, William and Alexandra
Chase have enthusiastically supported each other's dreams and committed
themselves to making their community a better place to live, work and
play through their volunteer work, UU membership and professional
careers; and

WHEREAS, William Chase proudly served his country as a member of the
United States Army during the Korean War; later, he earned a master's
degree in City Planning and held the title of Commissioner of Planning
for Rockland County, where he helped make numerous positive
contributions for the county's future; and

WHEREAS, Alexandra Chase earned her master's degree in Social Work
and served as a Certified Social Worker for New York State; in this
capacity, she was instrumental with the successful
de-institutionalization of Letchworth Village, making lasting changes in
the lives of many; she also painted many works of abstract art which are
proudly displayed in their home; and

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. William Chase are and always have been a tower
of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;

WHEREAS, Their devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness to
their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. William Chase have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and

WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard
work and spirit this couple has invested in their marriage; and

WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. William Chase have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and

WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a
milestone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when an
occasion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should
be memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. William Chase upon the occasion of celebrating
their 65th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Mr. and Mrs. William Chase.


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

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