TRIBUTE TO JULIANNA ALBOWICZ; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Senate - April 29, 2019)

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                      TRIBUTE TO JULIANNA ALBOWICZ

  Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. President, today we say farewell to a member of 
our Senate family: Julianna Albowicz. For more than 20 years, Julianna 
has served the U.S. Senate and the residents of Maryland.
  Julianna started her career in the U.S. Senate working for my friend, 
Senator Barbara Mikulski. After her retirement, Senator Mikulski let me 
know that Julianna was the ``real deal'' in western Maryland and that 
Julianna knew everyone and everyone knew Julianna. Senator Mikulski was 
right. I was delighted that Julianna signed on as my western Maryland 
regional director after my election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.
  Julianna started her Federal service in 1965 as a supply clerk at the 
U.S. Naval Station in Keflavik, Iceland, where her husband Bill was 
stationed. When she returned stateside, she worked at the National 
Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, as a purchasing agent until 1970.
  Julianna and her husband owned and operated Hoff, Inc., a family 
retail business, for 31 years in the town of Clear Spring, MD, while 
serving in various elective offices for the town, first as councilwoman 
and then as vice mayor. When her husband died in 2002, Julianna sold 
the business. With her children grown, she decided to learn computer 
skills and eventually landed what she referred to as her ``dream job,'' 
working for an elected official.
  Let me tell you, Julianna has been a dream to work with. I could 
always count on Julianna to be everywhere serving our constituents in 
western Maryland. Whether it was representing me at Fort Detrick in 
Frederick County or crossing over the western Maryland ``Alps'' to 
Garrett County, Julianna performed her duties with dedication, 
diligence, and professionalism. I don't think there is a firehall, a 
family business, or a nonprofit organization that hasn't met Julianna 
or hasn't had a Senate citation presented on my behalf by Julianna. 
Fittingly, Julianna was recognized for her accomplishments recently 
when she was named a Woman of Achievement by the Hagerstown Business 
and Professional Women.
  We wish Julianna well as she turns the page into a new chapter of her 
life, which will enable her to spend well-deserved time with her 
beloved children: Vincent, a police officer in Boulder City, NV; Kay, 
who worked for the National Association of Secretaries of State; Marc, 
a first class deputy for the Washington County, MD, sheriff's 
department; and Nikole, who works at the U.S. Treasury Department. Most 
importantly, she will have more time to dote on her eight 
grandchildren: William, Dillon, Carter, Wyatt, Julia, Dalton, Claire, 
and Vivien.
  I ask my colleagues to join me in expressing our deepest gratitude to 
Julianna Albowicz for all that she has done for the residents of 
Maryland and the U.S. Senate and in wishing her well in the years to 
come.

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