5/24/2011: Janice Sara Reiff Resolution

May 26, 2011

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Janice Sara Reiff,distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, it is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute toCitizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavorserved to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the greatState of New York; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to mourn the death of JaniceSara Reiff, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community;And

WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 8,1949, to Lillian Boshes and William Reiff; and

WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff attended elementary, junior, and highschools within the New York City public school system located in Queens,New York; and

WHEREAS, She furthered her education and graduated from CW PostCollege of Long Island University, with a Bachelor of Science degree inEarly Childhood Education; and

WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff taught as a first grade teacher in theBronx from 1972 to 1976, as well as at Public School 82 in District 28,in Queens; from 1977 to 2010; and

WHEREAS, This outstanding teacher, who was named UFT District 28Representative in 2005, distinguished herself in her profession and by hersincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare ofher community; and

WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff's commitment to excellence, and her spiritof humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charitableand civic endeavors; and

WHEREAS, She served as President of her Tenants Association, and was amember of the Jewish Labor Committee, educators chapter, as well as theCrohns and Colitis Foundation of America, and the Cancer Research Foun-dation; furthermore, she was a union activist and a member of theConservative Synagogue of Jamaica Estates in Queens; and

WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff is survived by her sister, Arlene Kwartowitz;one brother-in-law, Alan; and her beloved nephew, Laurence; and

WHEREAS, armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense ofcompassion, Janice Sara Reiff leaves behind a legacy which will longendure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to allshe served and befriended; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations tomourn the death of Janice Sara Reiff, distinguished citizen and devotedmember of her community; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-smitted to the family of Janice Sara Reiff.