January 22, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 13 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
IN HONOR OF GERTRUDE PINTZ; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 13
(Extensions of Remarks - January 22, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E123] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN HONOR OF GERTRUDE PINTZ ______ HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH of ohio in the house of representatives Thursday, January 22, 2009 Mr. KUCINICH. Madam Speaker, I rise today in honor of Mrs. Gertrude Pintz, upon the recent celebration of her 100th birthday. Gertrude Pintz was born on December 29th, 1908 in Austria-Hungary. She has been blessed over her lifetime with strength, joy, her family and friends. She is known for seeing only the good in others and beauty in life. Mrs. Pintz lives every day with a grateful heart, warm smile and positive outlook. Mrs. Pintz married the love of her life, Sebastian, and together they raised three sons--Sebastian, Adam and the late Henry. She remains close with her sons, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. As the matriarch of her family, Mrs. Pintz hosted the family's annual Thanksgiving dinner at her Cleveland home, continuing this tradition until the age of 88. In her early seventies, following the passing of her beloved husband, Mrs. Pintz embarked on pursing her artistic talents. She enrolled in a four-year art school, where she studied oil painting. To this day, her artwork adorns the homes of numerous family members and friends. Madam Speaker and colleagues, please join me in honor of Mrs. Gertrude Pintz upon the joyous occasion of her 100th birthday. Her love of family, love of life and youthful soul all serve as an inspirational example for all of us to follow. I wish Mrs. Pintz an abundance of peace, health and happiness today, and throughout the years to come. ____________________