(By Delegates Trump, Overington, Faircloth, Blair, Duke, Tabb and Mezzatesta)

[Introduced February 21, 2003]

H. R. 17 - "Commemorating and celebrating the life of Allen E. Goldstrom, husband, brother, U.S. Air Force veteran, teacher and public servant."
Whereas, Allen E. Goldstrom was born on November 12, 1916 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to Andrew Oscar and Alice Rayner Goldstrom and was the brother of Andrew Oscar Goldstrom, Jr. and Harry Edward Goldstrom; and
Whereas, Mr. Goldstrom was married to Virginia T. Goldstrom, who preceded him in death; and
Whereas, Al Goldstrom loved the State of West Virginia. He was educated in public schools in Morgantown, graduated from Masontown High School in 1934, and acquired a Bachelor's Degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown. He was also a member of the West Virginia University Alumni Association and the Mountaineer Club; and
Whereas, A life-long scholar, Mr. Goldstrom he had earned a Master's degree and had pursued doctoral studies; and
Whereas, Mr. Goldstrom served as the Assistant Principal at Martinsburg High School. He was also a teacher with Morgan County Public Schools and served as the football and baseball coach before retiring in 1967; and
Whereas, Mr. Goldstrom was a World War II veteran of the United States Air Force; and

Whereas, Mr. Goldstrom was an active resident of his Berkeley Springs community, being a member of both the Francis Asbury United Methodist Church and the Deford Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M.; and
Whereas, Mr. Goldstrom chose to reenter public service after his retirement and was elected to the House of Delegates in 1974, where he served as a member from 1975 to 1976; and
Whereas, Allen E. Goldstrom, aged eighty-six, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby memorializes and celebrates the life of Allen E. Goldstrom and gratefully acknowledges his distinguished and dedicated career as a public servant to his country and his beloved state; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates be hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to his surviving family members.