(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from New 
York (Mr. Owens) for 5 minutes.
  Mr. OWENS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of a 
constituent and World War II veteran, Nazarine J. Bellardini of 
Norwood, New York.
  Mr. Bellardini served the Nation in the Air Force during World War 
II. After he was honorably discharged in 1948, he returned home to 
upstate New York and married his wife, Caroline, in 1950.
  Like so many World War II veterans, Mr. Bellardini helped build the 
modern middle class. After the war, Mr. Bellardini worked at the 7UP 
Bottling Company in Utica, New York. In 1957, he was initially employed 
at the State University of New York at Potsdam in the mailroom.
  Mr. Bellardini retired from Potsdam as the plant superintendent for 
heating, ventilation, and refrigeration. His behind-the-scenes work was 
vital to the success of the thousands of students who attended SUNY 
Potsdam during his tenure.

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  In his retirement, Mr. Bellardini remained active as a member of the 
Potsdam Elks Lodge, the VFW, the American Legion, and the Knights of 
Columbus. He was also an avid hunter.
  He will be greatly missed by those left behind, including his son, 
his sister, two daughters, six grandchildren, as well as four great-
  Like so many of that generation, he lived by the motto: ``I was just 
doing my job.'' That is something we in Washington should clearly 
  I thank you for joining with me in honoring Mr. Bellardini's life and 
his service to our country.