J5729

Mourning the death of Lance M. Reyes, Sr., General Field Elder of the Glorious Church of God in Christ, and devoted member of his co...

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Senate Resolution No. 5729

BY: Senator PARKER

MOURNING the death of Lance M. Reyes, Sr., General
Field Elder of the Glorious Church of God in Christ,
and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life
in this noble Empire State are nourished and fulfilled through the
faithful concern and selfless devotion of those who commit their
energies and purpose to the ministry of others; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full
recognition and just tribute to individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and

WHEREAS, Elder Lance M. Reyes, Sr. died on February 21, 2018, at the
age of 46; and

WHEREAS, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. was born to Juan Pedro and Yvette
Elaine Reyes on November 8, 1971, in Brooklyn, New York; he attended PS
5, JHS 57, and Erasmus Hall High School; and

WHEREAS, After graduating in 1989, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. proudly
served his country as a Cannon Crew Member in the Army Reserves; for his
meritorious service, Private 1st Class Reyes, Sr. was the recipient of
several decorations highlighting his skills as Rifle M-16 and Hand
Grenade Marksman; and

WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service, Lance M.
Reyes, Sr. returned to Brooklyn to pursue a career in barbering; he
attained his Master Barber License and worked in several establishments
before realizing his lifelong dream of opening his own business and
becoming an entrepreneur; and

WHEREAS, In 1996, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. opened MiShaeLanique, lovingly
named after his wife and two sisters, on 558 Halsey Street; the business
thrived and soon was moved to a larger facility on 1226 Broadway, where
he and his devoted mother, Yvette, worked side-by-side; the business
continued to flourish as it attracted customers and staff from across
the city; and

WHEREAS, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. was well-liked for not only his talent,
but also his humble spirit, infectious personality and tremendous smile;
he truly was a friend to everyone; and

WHEREAS, On November 10, 1993, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. married the love
of his life, the former Michelle McClendon; together, the couple were
blessed with three children; and

WHEREAS, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. was raised in the Glorious Church of
God in Christ, under the leadership of his late Uncle, Bishop Perry
Lindsay, Sr.; he was baptized on October 15, 1993, by his cousin, Bishop
David Lindsay, Sr.; and

WHEREAS, Through the years, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. held several
positions including President of the Local YPUW, and church treasurer;
he also served on the trustees and general board, and the National YPUW
Committee; and

WHEREAS, In 1997, Lance M. Reyes, Sr. was ordained minister in the
Glorious Church of God in Christ, and continued his education by
enrolling in the CBI Bible Institute where he studied Biblical
Principles; in 1999, he was ordained as an Elder, and six years later,
he was ordained as a General Field Elder; and

WHEREAS, General Field Elder Lance M. Reyes, Sr. is survived by his
wife, Michelle; three children, LaKwan (Sylvia), Lance Jr., and Tiyahna;
two grandchildren, Ronnie and Aubrey; his parents, Yvette (Ronald), and
Juan; two sisters, Alesia (Jason), and Selina (Cedric); six brothers,
Curtis, Tyler, Xzavier, Ronald Jr. (Ruby), Michael (Leslie) and Daniel
Stewart; second mother, Elaine Lindsey; godmother, Maudell Lewis; two
god brothers, Chad and Maurice; two special daughters, Lauryn and
Taylor; and 10 godchildren, Shakeya, David Jr., Isaiah, Knaqui,
Christian, Raquel, James, Zion, Angelo Jr., and Jonniece; as well as
many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; and

WHEREAS, General Field Elder Lance M. Reyes, Sr. will always be
remembered as a comedian, who truly loved to make people laugh; he was
also a barbecue master and an avid fan of the New York Knicks; and

WHEREAS, Above all, General Field Elder Lance M. Reyes, Sr.
cherished his beloved family; affectionately known as "PaPa" by his
granddaughter, he was an unassuming young man who stood tall in the eyes
of all who knew him; and

WHEREAS, General Field Elder Lance M. Reyes, Sr. brought to his
ministry an overwhelming spirit of charity and compassion, acting from
vision and enlightenment in conducting his administrative and spiritual
duties, while always displaying the highest standards of personal and
professional integrity and dedication; and

WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God always gave enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and administered
abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of all;
and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, General Field Elder Lance M. Reyes, Sr. leaves behind a
legacy which will long endure the passage of time and will remain as a
comforting memory to all he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the life and accomplishments of General Field Elder, Lance M.
Reyes, Sr., and to express its deepest condolences to his family,
colleagues and friends who mourn his passing; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of General Field Elder Lance M. Reyes, Sr.

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  • 08 / Jun / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • ADOPTED

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J5728

Congratulating the Goshen High School Mock Trial Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2017-2018 New York State Trial Tournament C...

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Senate Resolution No. 5728

BY: Senator BONACIC

CONGRATULATING the Goshen High School Mock Trial
Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2017-2018
New York State Trial Tournament Championship

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend and
pay tribute to those young people who have inspired and brought pride to
our majestic Empire State by achieving outstanding success in
educational competition; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate the Goshen High School Mock Trial Team upon the occasion of
capturing the 2017-2018 New York State Trial Tournament Championship;
and

WHEREAS, The New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament, one
of the largest in the country, has been administered by the Law, Youth
and Citizenship Committee of the New York State Bar Association since
1982; and

WHEREAS, The Goshen High School Mock Trial Team defeated Brooklyn
Technical High School in an intense competition held at the James T.
Foley Federal Courthouse in Albany, New York; it was Goshen High
School's fourth year in the semi-finals and its first time in the
finals; and

WHEREAS, Over the course of the two-day tournament, eight teams,
representing the regional winners from throughout the state, argued the
fictional criminal case of People v. Carson Conners; The Honorable Mae
D'Agostino presided over the final round of competition on Tuesday, May
15, 2018; and

WHEREAS, The remarkable talent displayed by this team is due in
great part to the efforts of Faculty Adviser of 20 years, Robert
Karchawer and Attorney Coach Mark D. Stern, skilled and inspirational
tutors, respected for their ability to develop potential into
excellence; and

WHEREAS, The Goshen High School Mock Trial Team's overall record is
outstanding, winning 15 of the last 16 county contests, and the team
members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large; and

WHEREAS, Adviser Robert Karchawer and Coach Mark D. Stern have done
a superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring these young debaters
toward their goals; and

WHEREAS, The Goshen High School Mock Trial Team has proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting
favorably on their school; and

WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose,
these scholars now stand honorably, with just pride in their

accomplishments and in eager anticipation of future challenges,
understanding and appreciating the caring counsel and support provided
by their teachers, coaches and parents; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the members of the Goshen High School Mock Trial Team:
Jessica Bailey, Rachel Blustein, Arrington Brendle, Kareena Chhabra,
Zachary Constantine, Giannamarie Diaz, Michael Ehling, Liam Higgins,
Sara Higgins, Caitlin Hough, Aleena Jacob, Sydney Jessup, Olivia
Klugman, Ava Kunis, Maggie Larsen, James Lindeman, Anya Malhotra,
Domenico Pasquini, Jay Jung, Nazya Ahmed, Fattum Abbad, Ashley Rivera,
Robert Siracuse and Robert Winslow; Faculty Adviser Robert Karchawer;
and Attorney Coach Mark D. Stern; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the members of the Goshen High School Mock Trial Team,
Faculty Adviser Robert Karchawer, and Attorney Coach Mark D. Stern.

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  • 08 / Jun / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • ADOPTED

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J5727

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr. upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary

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Senate Resolution No. 5727

BY: Senator BONACIC

CONGRATULATING Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr.
upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding
Anniversary

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. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr. upon the occasion of celebrating
their 70th Wedding Anniversary; and

WHEREAS, Louis and Colleen were united in marriage on May 25, 1948,
at St. Joseph's Church; and

WHEREAS, This extraordinary couple built their home and raised seven
children while still managing to enjoy skiing in the winters, traveling
around the world to faraway places, including Russia, China and Europe,
and cheering on the New York Giants; and

WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of seven children, and the
loving grandparents of 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr. are and always have been
a tower of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their
family; and

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. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr. 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. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr. 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. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr. upon the occasion of
celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Lofrese, Sr.

actions

  • 08 / Jun / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • ADOPTED

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