J2234

Commending William J. Rentz, Jr. posthumously upon his special recognition by Rensselaer County at its Honor a Deceased Veteran Cere...

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J2234



Senate Resolution No. 2234

BY: Senator BRESLIN

COMMENDING William J. Rentz, Jr. posthumously upon
the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by Rensselaer County at its Honor a
Deceased Veteran Ceremony on January 13, 2020

WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services from the State of New York,
who have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this
country's freedom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace
in peacetime, deserve a special salute; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend William J.
Rentz, Jr. posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by Rensselaer County at its Honor a Deceased Veteran
Ceremony to be celebrated on Monday, January 13, 2020; and

WHEREAS, William J. Rentz, Jr. was born on January 9, 1938, in
Albany, New York, the son of William and Mary (Fitzmaurice) Rentz; he
attended Columbia High School in East Greenbush, New York, graduating
with the Class of 1955; he later attended Siena College for two years;
and

WHEREAS, On December 8, 1960, William J. Rentz, Jr. enlisted in the
United States Army and proudly served his country as a unit medic at the
364th General Hospital; and

WHEREAS, He was honorably discharged upon the completion of his
military service on December 7, 1966, William J. Rentz, Jr. was employed
with the New York State Department of Labor for 34 years, before
retiring with the esteemed position of Manager of Technical Services in
the Data Processing Department; and

WHEREAS, In his free time, William J. Rentz, Jr. known
affectionately by friends and family as Bill, took an interest in golf,
bowling, skiing, and carpentry as well as playing the drums and bugle
for the Interstatesmen Drum and Bugle Core, the Crusaders and
Grenadiers; and

WHEREAS, William J. Rentz, Jr. died on January 13, 2019, at the age
of 81, and is buried at St. John's Cemetery in Schaghticoke, NY; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by his father, William J. Rentz; and by his
mother, Mary; William J. Rentz, Jr. is survived by his loving wife of 53
years, Anne; his son Stephen (Libby); and his two grandchildren, Matthew
and Laura; and

WHEREAS, Residents of this great State must never forget the courage
with which these men and women served their country, and must recognize
that no greater debt is owed than that owed to those who gave their
lives for their beloved Nation and to those who continue to be missing
in action; and

WHEREAS, Having exhibited his patriotism both at home and abroad,
William J. Rentz, Jr. demonstrated his love for his country and merits
forevermore, the highest respect of his State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans deserve to be recognized, commended
and thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and
for their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend William J. Rentz, Jr. posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by Rensselaer County at its Honor a
Deceased Veteran Ceremony on January 13, 2020; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of William J. Rentz, Jr.

actions

  • 15 / Nov / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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