HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 34
(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson,
on behalf of All Members of the House)
Commemorating and celebrating the life of Sam J. Argento, a member of the West Virginia Legislature.
Whereas, Sam J. Argento was born on October 23, 1942 and passed away on October 28, 2010; and
Whereas, Sam J. Argento graduated from Montgomery High School in 1961 and in 1967 he graduated from West Virginia Institute of Technology; and
Whereas, Sam J. Argento moved to Mt. Nebo in 1971 and cherished the beauty, peacefulness and kindness of the people of Nicholas County; and
Whereas, Before entering politics, Sam J. Argento retired after twenty-eight years of service as the Nicholas County Sanitarian; and
Whereas, Sam J. Argento was first elected in 2004 and faithfully represented the Thirty-Fifth District in the West Virginia House of Delegates for six years before passing away just five days before he was to stand for reelection; and
Whereas, During his tenure Sam J. Argento was the Assistant Majority Whip and served on the Agriculture Committee, the Government Organization Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, the Roads and Transportation Committee and the Senior Citizen Issues Committee; and
Whereas, Sam J. Argento was a devoted family man and lived by the motto “Always live today as if it were your last” and embodied those words by his love of hunting and the outdoors with many of his favorite times being spent with his wife and family at their camp in Hardy County; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates::
That the House of Delegates hereby memorializes the life of Sam J. Argento, a member of the West Virginia Legislature; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates expresses its deepest sympathy to the family of Sam J. Argento on his passing; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to his wife of forty-five years, Connie Criniti Argento; his three children, Maria Pennington, and her husband Tim Pennington, Mary Agnes Argento and Vince Argento; his brother, Sonny Argento and his wife, Loretta Argento; and his sister, Terry Gilbert and her husband, John Gilbert.