NO. R-54. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF JOHN MITCHELL SPENCER.
( J.R.H. 41)
Offered by: Representatives Snyder of Pittsford, Klopchin of Clarendon and Waite of Pawlet.
Whereas, John Mitchell Spencer, who was know to friends and family alike as "Mitch" was a Rutland native, and
Whereas, he was a U.S. Army veteran, and
Whereas, while he was vocationally the proprietor of Amelias Canteen Restaurant at the Rutland State Airport, he was avocationally a man of diverse talents and interests, and
Whereas, among his many activities were artistry, aviation, farming, old home restoration, photography and teaching, and
Whereas, Mitch was a teacher of gifted children at the Hayes Foundation, and
Whereas, at the time of his sudden death, Mitch was lovingly restoring a World War II PT 17 biplane that had been used to train the Tuskegee Airmen and that was scheduled for display at an upcoming exhibit on African-American airmen that will be held in 1998 at the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum, and
Whereas, innumerable persons both in Vermont and elsewhere treasured his friendship and warmly remember his many personal kindnesses, and
Whereas, Mitch inspired countless others with his enthusiasm, quirkiness and most of all the generosity of his spirit, and
Whereas, he was most certainly a true Vermont hero, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly notes with sadness the passing of John Mitchell Spencer, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his sister, Dee Dee Erb in Cuttingsville, Vermont.