PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND HONOR THE
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS OF T. LEO McCARTHY TO THE
CITIZENS AND COMMUNITIES OF
FAUQUIER COUNTY AND TO PROCLAIM AUGUST 9, 2003 , AS T. LEO McCARTHY DAY IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all citizens of Fauquier County, wishes to express its deep sense of loss following the passing on July 1, 2003, of one of Fauquier County’s native sons, community-leader and public servant, T. Leo McCarthy; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to recognize the many and profound contributions of T. Leo McCarthy to the citizens and communities of Fauquier County , and particularly the Remington area; and

WHEREAS, T. Leo McCarthy, a Fauquier County native, was born August 9, 1907 , in the Midland area; and

WHEREAS, T. Leo McCarthy, always a gentlemen, a friend to all and admired and respected by many, has been referred to as ‘the most popular man in Remington’; and

WHEREAS, T. Leo McCarthy’s successful and varied professional career included proprietor of the Remington Variety Store for more than 38 years; Manager at the Remington Farmer’s Cooperative; postal service employee at the Remington Post Office; real estate business owner; Remington cemetery manager; and cattle farmer; and

WHEREAS, T. Leo McCarthy’s strong commitment to the local community was evidenced by his charter membership in the Remington Volunteer Fire Company; membership in the Remington Lions Club, where he was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award, an outstanding expression of recognition for devoted service to the community and the club; charter member of the Knights of Columbus; a member of the Board of Directors for the former State Bank of Remington; and life-long membership at St. John the Evangelist Church in Warrenton; and

WHEREAS, T. Leo McCarthy’s dedicated and selfless public service to the citizens of Fauquier County is best evidenced by the countless hours he devoted to the needs of the community as a member of the Remington Town Council, where he served for more than 45 years, until the age of 91, with near perfect attendance; and

WHEREAS, T. Leo McCarthy’s career in public service was distinguished by the faithful and dedicated execution of the duties of office, including Town recorder and service on virtually every type of committee for the betterment of Remington, having been named by the 1995 Remington Town Council as “Outstanding Council Member of the 20th Century”; and

WHEREAS, T. Leo McCarthy has the distinction of being one of Fauquier County’s longest serving elected officials; and

WHEREAS, the passing of T. Leo McCarthy represents a great loss to the Town of Remington as well as to Fauquier County ; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, in recognition of the many contributions of T. Leo McCarthy to the citizens and communities of Fauquier County , wishes to formally recognize the accomplishments of T. Leo McCarthy, a true Virginia Gentlemen, upon the occasion of the anniversary of his birth on August 9, 1907 ; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That August 9, 2003, shall be officially proclaimed as T. Leo McCarthy Day in Fauquier County in recognition and honor of the many notable accomplishments and commitment to public service of T. Leo McCarthy; and, be it

            PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all citizens of Fauquier County , extends its condolences to the family of T. Leo McCarthy.

 

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 Harry F. Atherton

Chairman of the Board