Commending Hofert Jewelers for 90 years of service to the community of Kenmore

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Senate Resolution No. 2471

BY: Senator JACOBS

COMMENDING Hofert Jewelers for 90 years of service
to the community of Kenmore, New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those individuals and businesses which substantially
contribute to the economic vitality of their communities and the entire
Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend Hofert Jewelers for 90 years of outstanding service to their
community; and

WHEREAS, Truly the end of an era, the Hofert family devoted nine
decades and four generations towards a store which has become a part of
their life and history; and

WHEREAS, Hofert Jewelers opened in 1929, on Delaware Avenue, in the
heart of Kenmore's central business district; this quaint shop opened to
much fanfare, selling everything from wedding bands, engagement rings,
watches, clocks, necklaces and gold chains; as well as high school
rings, pewter and sterling silver plates and cups, marking the births of
children, and high school graduations; and

WHEREAS, Herbert Hofert Sr. and partner, Ed Moeloth, opened and ran
the shop together for many years; they met while working at a wholesale
jewelry maker before striking out on their own; and

WHEREAS, Following the death of Ed Moeloth, Herbert Hofert Sr.
passing the shop to his sons, Herbert Jr. and William; when they retired
in the mid-1990s, Herbert III, known as Pepper, took over until his
retirement in 2007; and

WHEREAS, William Hofert's son, Dominic Hofert took over the
business, working with his wife, Susan, their daughter Natalie and son
Andrew, until Dominic's untimely death in 2015; and

WHEREAS, A true staple in its community, Hofert Jewelers is quite
possibly the oldest continuously operated business in Kenmore; and

WHEREAS, Hofert Jewelers have weathered many storms, from the Great
Depression, to changes in fashion and taste, competition from national
retailers and the internet, and the unexpected death nearly five years
ago of the much beloved, Dominic Hofert; and

WHEREAS, Four generations of Hoferts have given tirelessly of their
time, enthusiasm, and guidance to lift its community to the highest
level possible; and

WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body
acknowledges this exceptional business and its contributions to the
local and State economies, and appreciate their admirable character, and
the respect and esteem in which they are held; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Hofert Jewlers and the Hofert family for 90 years of outstanding
service to the community; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Hofert family.


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