Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stone upon the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

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Senate Resolution No. 1287

BY: Senator GRIFFO

CONGRATULATING Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stone 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. Henry Stone upon the occasion of their 65th Wedding
Anniversary; and

WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion was celebrated on Saturday, July
10, 2021, with more than 120 family members and friends in attendance:
great food, a memory video, and fireworks completed the eventful
evening; and

WHEREAS, Henry Stone and the former Barbara LaShomb of Norwood, New
York, were united in marriage on July 28, 1956, at the Potsdam Methodist
Church with the Reverend Brown officiating; members of the wedding party
included the late Arlington and Loretta Ploof, Barbara's maternal aunt
and uncle; and

WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of eight children, Susan (Ron),
Steven (Robin), William (Paula), Michael (Belinda), Timothy (Emily),
Richard (Sheila), Laura (Michael), and Henry (Michele), and the loving
grandparents of 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his illustrious career, Henry Stone built
thousands of miles of highways across the State of New York; Barbara
would often assist her husband as a flag woman on highway construction
sites, but the role she most enjoyed is that of a homemaker; and

WHEREAS, An avid gardener, Henry Stone enjoys woodworking, hunting,
golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends; Barbara
loves to read, enjoys canning pickles and hot peppers, and spending time
with family; and

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stone 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. Henry Stone 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 doing
so, 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. Henry Stone 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. Henry Stone 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. Henry Stone.


  • 30 / Aug / 2021

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