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NO. R-59. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF DR. FREDERICK W. CSIZMESIA.

(J.R.H. 46)

Offered by: Representatives Barbieri of Wallingford, Baker of West Rutland, Carmolli of Rutland City, Dakin of Colchester, DePoy of Rutland City, Deuel of West Rutland, Flory of Pittsford, Helm of Castleton, Kreitzer of Rutland City, Mazzariello of Rutland City, Molloy of Arlington, Moore of Rutland City, Mullin of Rutland Town, Pike of Mendon, Pratt of Castleton, Waite of Pawlet and Weiss of Northfield.

Whereas, Dr. Frederick W. Csizmesia was an outstanding and highly respected educator in Rutland County, and

Whereas, as a youngster in his native Providence, Rhode Island, he was stricken by infantile paralysis, and

Whereas, despite the potential for this dread disease to permanently disable an individual, Frederick W. Csizmesia valiantly fought back and emerged as a star athlete at Rhode Island College of Education from which he earned his bachelor's degree, and

Whereas, after earning graduate degrees at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Keene State College and New York University, and service in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, he settled in Wallingford where he was appointed principal of the Wallingford Junior/Senior High School, as well as the town's elementary school, and

Whereas, Frederick W. Csizmesia continued his career as a professional educator at Rutland High School and ultimately at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, and

Whereas, always an eager student, at age 52 he earned his doctorate from Walden University in Naples, Florida, and

Whereas, the College of St. Joseph honored Frederick W. Csizmesia's lifetime commitment to education when it awarded him an honorary doctoral degree, and

Whereas, he will be greatly missed driving down Route 7 at 35 miles per hour in his white convertible with his wife Eleanore at his side and his son in the back seat, and

Whereas, he was devotedly married for 54 years to his wife Eleanore and at the time of his death they had nine children, 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere sympathy to the family of Dr. Frederick W. Csizmesia, and be it further

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