IN HONOR OF GERTRUDE PINTZ; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 13
(Extensions of Remarks - January 22, 2009)

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                       IN HONOR OF GERTRUDE PINTZ

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                        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.

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