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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Robert "Bob" Mork of Wheaton, who passed
4away on May 29, 2012; and
5    WHEREAS, He was born December 8, 1953 in Chicago and spent
6his early childhood years there and in California; he attended
7Wheaton Central High School and was captain of the football
8team; he graduated from Wheaton College, where he met his wife
9of 34 years, Lorraine; he went on to the John Marshall Law
10School to earn his law degree; and
11    WHEREAS, He demonstrated his skill as an attorney early by
12serving as a law clerk for Illinois Supreme Court Justice
13Howard Ryan; and
14    WHEREAS, He was a resident of Wheaton for 45 years; he
15served as an attorney and advisor to the DuPage County Forest
16Preserve District, working for the stewardship of local
17conservation efforts; as a Wheaton City Councilman from 1993 to
182005, he served his hometown, working to revitalize the
19downtown area; he was a partner at Kuhn, Mitchell, Moss, Mork,
20and Lechowicz in Naperville; and
21    WHEREAS, Serving as the DuPage County Public Guardian, he



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1cared for the well-being of the disabled and most vulnerable;
2in each of his positions of responsibility he assumed and
3pursued an ethic of good government worthy of the public trust;
5    WHEREAS, He was a deeply committed family man; he was a
6Notre Dame fan to his core and took great pride in his 3 sons
7who attended the university; on a gameday Saturday in the fall,
8there is no place he would rather have been than on campus with
9his family; and
10    WHEREAS, He was a Corvette enthusiast, and one of his
11greatest joys was going for drives with his wife; vacations and
12holidays were times he cherished with family trips to Florida;
13his Christian faith guided his care for and upbringing of his
14family, instilling in his sons virtues of forgiveness,
15sacrifice, integrity, and service of others; and
16    WHEREAS, Robert Mork is survived by his wife, Lorraine, his
17sons, David (Kirsten), Brian, and Christopher; and his sisters,
18Liz (Kevan) Thorwall and Wendy (Russ) Austin; therefore, be it
20ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
21his family and friends, the passing of Robert Mork; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Robert "Bob" Mork as a symbol of our
3sincere sympathy.