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(J.R.H. 2)

Offered by: The entire membership of the House of Representatives.

Whereas, former Representative Gerald P. "Gerry" Krasnow first entered the legislature as the representative from Charlotte and Shelburne in January 1995, and

Whereas, Gerry brought his 20-plus years of expertise as a teacher and much respected guidance counselor at Winooski High School to the House, and was promptly assigned to the House Committee on Education where he diligently and passionately strove to mold legislation that would benefit the scholastic opportunities and experiences of all the young persons in this state, and

Whereas, his humor and good cheer were much appreciated in committee and on the floor of this legislature, and

Whereas, Gerry's path to a seat in the Vermont General Assembly began in New York City by way of Hobart & William Smith College and was laid on a solid foundation of public service, and

Whereas, he worked as a crew person on the Charlotte Volunteer Rescue Squad, and served as both a member and chair of the Charlotte School Board, and

Whereas, as President of the Council for Children and Families, Gerry sought to improve the stability and viability of Vermont's families, and

Whereas, the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation recognized his special efforts on behalf of Vermont's youngsters by naming him its 1996 Legislator of the Year, and

Whereas, beyond all else, Gerry Krasnow treasured and took great pleasure in the lives of his own family including his wife, Susan, and three children, Alysia, Aaron and Emilie, and

Whereas, despite struggling courageously against cancer, he continued to faithfully serve in the legislature, once again typifying his zest for life, and

Whereas, Gerry will be missed by his family and many friends in the General Assembly and community at large, 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 Gerald P. Krasnow, and be it further

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