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(J.R.H. 91)

Offered by: Representatives Voyer of Morristown and Marron of Stowe.

Whereas, Sydney C. Mander was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania and permanently relocated to Vermont where he resided for half a century, and

Whereas, he served his nation in the United States Navy during World War II and subsequently desiring to continue militarily serving his state and nation, he enlisted in the Vermont National Guard where he rose to the rank of State Command Sergeant Major, and

Whereas, after being honorably discharged from his war time naval duties, Sydney C. Mander commenced to work in the asbestos industry, and

Whereas, beginning in 1966, he embarked on a quarter-century tenure as the Morristown Town Clerk where he was known for his industriousness, integrity and commitment to improving the quality of local government, and

Whereas, believing his years of municipal governmental experience would prove to be an excellent foundation for representing his community in the General Assembly, in 1991 Sydney C. Mander accepted an appointment to fill a vacant seat in the House of Representatives to which he was successfully reelected in 1992, and

Whereas, beyond his governmental duties, he had been both a deacon and trustee of the First Congregational Church of Morrisville as well an enthusiastic member of various fraternal organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Masons, and

Whereas, he was devoted to his wife Ida to whom he was married for 54 years, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its deepest sympathy to the family of former Representative Sydney C. Mander, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ida Mander.