HJ308: Celebrating the life of Adeline Rose Krizek.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 308
Celebrating the life of Adeline Rose Krizek.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 2, 2022
Agreed to by the Senate, March 9, 2022

 

WHEREAS, Adeline Rose Krizek, a highly admired community leader in Alexandria who offered her wisdom and expertise to a range of philanthropic and humanitarian organizations, died on September 5, 2021; and

WHEREAS, born in London, Adeline “Addy” Rose Krizek lived in the Notting Hill neighborhood until World War II, when she and her sisters were evacuated to the countryside to live with a series of host families; and

WHEREAS, at age 20, Addy Krizek immigrated to the United States, and in 1955, she met her future husband, Eugene “Gene” Krizek, while they were both working as congressional staffers; the couple settled in the Hollin Hills area of Alexandria and became active leaders in the community; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek worked for a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was a past president of the local chapter of what is now the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, and served as a board member of Burgundy Farm Country Day School of Alexandria and the Friendship House of Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek worked for the Council for a Livable World, which promoted the elimination of nuclear weapons, and served on the board of Bread and Water for Africa UK; in 1984, she became the first volunteer at Christian Relief Services, a nonprofit organization established by her husband; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek was a longtime board member of United Community Ministries, which strives to meet both the emergency and long-term needs of Alexandria residents, and served terms as director of volunteer services and director of development; and

WHEREAS, in addition to her commitment to community service, Addy Krizek shared her passion for the arts with young people as an art teacher for a Sunday school and an artist aide at Hollin Meadows Elementary School; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek was active in local government through the Mount Vernon Democratic Committee, and she proudly volunteered for her son, the Honorable Paul Krizek, during his campaign for a seat in the House of Delegates; and

WHEREAS, among many awards and accolades, Addy and Gene Krizek were selected as Lord and Lady Fairfax by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1995, and she received the 2019 Gerald W. Hyland Humanitarian Award for her legacy of contributions to United Community Ministries and other service organizations; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek’s beloved husband of 66 years, Gene, died on October 5, 2021; she will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her sons, Paul, Bryan, and Neil, and their families, and numerous other family members 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 Adeline Rose Krizek; 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 Adeline Rose Krizek as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 308

Offered February 28, 2022
Celebrating the life of Adeline Rose Krizek.

Patrons-- Sickles, Murphy, O'Quinn and Willett; Senators: Barker, Ebbin, Edwards and Hashmi

WHEREAS, Adeline Rose Krizek, a highly admired community leader in Alexandria who offered her wisdom and expertise to a range of philanthropic and humanitarian organizations, died on September 5, 2021; and

WHEREAS, born in London, Adeline “Addy” Krizek lived in the Notting Hill neighborhood until World War II, when she and her sisters were evacuated to the countryside to live with a series of host families; and

WHEREAS, at age 20, Addy Krizek immigrated to the United States, and in 1955, she met her future husband, Eugene “Gene” Krizek, while they were both working as congressional staffers; the couple settled in the Hollin Hills area of Alexandria and became active leaders in the community; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek worked for a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was a past president of the local chapter of what is now the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, and served as a board member of Burgundy Farm Country Day School of Alexandria and the Friendship House of Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek also worked for the Council for a Livable World, which promoted the elimination of nuclear weapons, and served on the board of Bread and Water for Africa UK; in 1984, she became the first volunteer at Christian Relief Services, a nonprofit organization established by her husband; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek was a longtime board member of United Community Ministries, which strives to meet both the emergency and long-term needs of Alexandria residents, and also served terms as director of volunteer services and director of development; and

WHEREAS, in addition to her commitment to community service, Addy Krizek shared her passion for the arts with young people as an art teacher for a Sunday school and an artist aide at Hollin Meadows Elementary School; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek was active in local government through the Mount Vernon Democratic Committee, and she proudly volunteered for her son, the Honorable Paul Krizek, during his campaign for a seat in the House of Delegates; and

WHEREAS, among many awards and accolades, Addy and Gene Krizek were selected as Lord and Lady Fairfax by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1995, and she received the 2019 Gerald W. Hyland Humanitarian Award for her legacy of contributions to United Community Ministries and other service organizations; and

WHEREAS, Addy Krizek’s beloved husband of 66 years, Gene, died on October 5, 2021; she will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her sons, Paul, Bryan, and Neil, and their families, and numerous other family members 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 Adeline Rose Krizek; 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 Adeline Rose Krizek as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.