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K00496 Summary:

MLTSPNSRGlick, Thiele
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K00496 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 496
BY: M. of A. Seawright
        MOURNING  the  death  of  Caroline  Joyce  Whitby,
        distinguished citizen  and  devoted  member  of  her
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens  of  the  State  of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
served to enhance the quality of life  in  their  communities  and  this
great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  We  honor  the  life  of Caroline Joyce Whitby who died on
April 22, 2023, at 88 years old; and
  WHEREAS, Born on September 24, 1934,  in  Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania,
Caroline  Joyce  Whitby  obtained  her  Bachelors of Science Degree from
Carlow University and her Masters of Social  Work  Degree  from  Fordham
University; and
  WHEREAS,  Later  becoming  a  psychoanalyst,  Caroline  Joyce Whitby
received her training from The New York Psychoanalytic Institute; and
  WHEREAS, A community activist, Caroline Joyce  Whitby  served  as  a
member  of  her  local  East Hampton Library, Secretary of the Executive
Board and parishioner of St. Michaels  Lutheran  Church  in  Amagansett,
Secretary  and  former  President  of the Hampton Waters Property Owners
Association, Inc., and as a member of the National Association of Social
Workers, delivering a paper at its distinguished conference in  Atlanta;
  WHEREAS,  Caroline Joyce Whitby was Co-Founder of EEGO, the East End
Gay Organization, an usher at East Hampton's Guild Hall and also  hosted
a  myriad of events at her home in Long Island, including a large dinner
party fundraiser for  the  East  Hampton  Library's  Annual  event,  the
Feminist Press, and Bob Kerry for President events; and
  WHEREAS,  A  lifelong  feminist  and  LGBTQ activist, Caroline Joyce
Whitby was proud of her work as a member of the Board  of  Directors  of
SAGE,  providing advocacy and services for LGBT Elders and served on the
Board of Directors  of  the  Feminist  Press  at  CUNY,  an  educational
nonprofit  organization  founded  to  advance women's rights and amplify
feminist perspectives; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Caroline Joyce Whitby was also  an  editor  of
Roe v.  Wade attorney Sarah Weddington's "A Question of Choice"; and
  WHEREAS, A woman of many talents and passions, Caroline Joyce Whitby
was an avid reader, a gourmet cook, enjoyed eating good food, drank fine
wine,  and  loved  her  cats  Mindy,  Jack,  and Mimi; she was known for
preparing exquisite scallops  provencal  and  bourbon-soaked  ham  among
other dishes; and
  WHEREAS,  Caroline Joyce Whitby was married to the late Betty D. Fox
for 48 years and is the mother to Duong "James"  Fox,  mother-in-law  to
Hien Ngoc, and grandmother to 3-year-old Jack and 1-year-old Betty; and
  WHEREAS,  For  over  50  years, Caroline Joyce Whitby has resided in
East Hampton and New York City's West Village at Sheridan Square; and
  WHEREAS, Caroline Joyce Whitby's commitment to excellence,  and  her
spirit  of  humanity,  carried  over  into  all  fields  of  enterprise,
including charitable and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic  spirit  imbued  with  a  sense  of
compassion, Caroline Joyce Whitby leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
who  were  privileged to have known and loved such an amazing woman; she
will be deeply missed and truly merits  the  grateful  tribute  of  this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Caroline  Joyce  Whitby,  distinguished  citizen  and
devoted member of her community; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Caroline Joyce Whitby.
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