HR368: Celebrating the life of William Shendow.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 368
Celebrating the life of William Shendow.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 20, 2019

 

WHEREAS, William Shendow, a business owner, academic, and active member of the Winchester community, died on October 19, 2018; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow was a native of Winchester; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow graduated from Wake Forest University and went on to serve as a second lieutenant in the United States Army; he received a deferment to attend graduate school at Georgetown University, but his work toward a master’s degree was interrupted in the early winter of 1964 when he was called to active duty; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow’s two-year tour of duty included one year as an intelligence officer in Vietnam, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star; he was honorably discharged in December 1966 and the following year completed his master’s degree in international relations at Georgetown University; and

WHEREAS, in 1967, William Shendow returned to Winchester and entered his family’s retail apparel business; from 1967 to 1986, he was vice president of Bell Clothes, Inc., a five-star men’s and ladies’ clothier; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow was active in numerous civic and business organizations throughout his life; he served on the Winchester City Council from 1976 to 1983 and in March 1986 was selected president of the Winchester-Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and executive secretary of the Industrial Development Corporation; and

WHEREAS, in 1991, William Shendow received his doctoral degree in public administration from the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and

WHEREAS, from 1977 to 2007, William Shendow directed the John O. Marsh Institute for Government and Public Policy at Shenandoah University; he went on to serve as the chair of the Department of Political Science and coordinator of the Public Management Certificate Program and upon retirement was awarded the designation of professor emeritus; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Katherine; his daughter, Stacey, and her family; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of William Shendow, business owner, academic, and active member of the Winchester community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of William Shendow as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 368

Offered February 19, 2019
Celebrating the life of William Shendow.
Patron-- Collins

WHEREAS, William Shendow, a business owner, academic, and active member of the Winchester community, died on October 19, 2018; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow was a native of Winchester; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow graduated from Wake Forest University and went on to serve as a second lieutenant in the United States Army; he received a deferment to attend graduate school at Georgetown University but his work toward a master’s degree was interrupted in the early winter of 1964 when he was called to active duty; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow’s two-year tour of duty included one year as an intelligence officer in Vietnam, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star; he was honorably discharged in December 1966 and the following year completed his master’s degree in international relations at Georgetown University; and

WHEREAS, in 1967, William Shendow returned to Winchester and entered his family’s retail apparel business; from 1967 to 1986, he was vice president of Bell Clothes, Inc., a five-star men’s and ladies’ clothier; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow was active in numerous civic and business organizations throughout his life; he served on the Winchester City Council from 1976 to 1983 and in March 1986 was selected President of the Winchester-Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and executive secretary of the Industrial Development Corporation; and

WHEREAS, in 1991, William Shendow received his doctoral degree in public administration from the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and

WHEREAS, from 1977 to 2007, William Shendow directed the John O. Marsh Institute for Government and Public Policy at Shenandoah University; he went on to serve as the chair of the Department of Political Science and Coordinator of the Public Management Certificate Program and upon retirement was awarded the designation of professor emeritus; and

WHEREAS, William Shendow will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Katherine; his daughter, Stacey, and her family; and numerous other family and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of William Shendow, business owner, academic, and active member of the Winchester community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of William Shendow as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.