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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of James E. Fletcher of Burr Ridge, who
4passed away October 24, 2011; and
5    WHEREAS, He was born in Chicago in 1921; and
6    WHEREAS, His education at Illinois Wesleyan University was
7interrupted by World War II and his service as a 1st Lieutenant
8in the United States Air Force; he completed his education at
9Northwestern University, earning a bachelor's of science in
10commerce in 1948; and
11    WHEREAS, He was a CPA who rose through the ranks at Field
12Enterprises Educational Corp. over 2 decades; he served in
13various affiliated and predecessor companies until being named
14president and chief executive officer of the parent company,
15Field Enterprises Inc., serving from 1970 to 1975; and
16    WHEREAS, After retiring in 1975, he attended John Marshall
17School of Law, where he obtained a law degree; he subsequently
18practiced law part-time in both Illinois and Florida, spending
19his winter months in Marco Island, Florida; Mr. Fletcher served
20as the director of several organizations, including National
21Boulevard Bank of Chicago, the Northwestern Club of Chicago,



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1Community Family Service and Mental Health Center, The Howard
2V. Phalin Foundation for Graduate Study, and the Chicago Crime
3Commission; and
4    WHEREAS, He was a former trustee of the Ravinia Festival
5Association and the Prescott Institute in Prescott, Arizona; he
6also served as director and president of homeowners'
7associations in Burr Ridge and Marco Island; he received a
8Northwestern alumni merit award in 1976; and
9    WHEREAS, James Fletcher is survived by his wife of 66
10years, Margaret M., nee Kelley; his children and their
11families, Barbara Fletcher Oursler, James A., Michael W., Mark
12A., and Patricia Fletcher Berkovsky; his 12 grandchildren; and
13his 6 great-grandchildren; therefore, be it
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
16his family and friends, the passing of James Fletcher; and be
17it further
18    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19presented to the family of James Fletcher as a symbol of our
20sincere sympathy.