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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are deeply
3saddened to learn of the death of Gerald J. Moyar of
4Naperville, who passed away on July 5, 2012; and
5    WHEREAS, Gerald Moyar was born on May 22, 1935, in
6Jeannette, Pennsylvania and grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia; he
7graduated from Petersburg (VA) High School in 1953, where he
8was a first-team all-state football selection his senior year;
9he graduated from Princeton University in 1957, and earned
10advanced degrees from the Department of Theoretical and Applied
11Mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
13    WHEREAS, Gerald Moyar came to Chicago in 1977, to lead a
14cooperative international research program on railroad
15track/train dynamics managed by the Association of American
16Railroads; and
17    WHEREAS, Gerald Moyar was recognized by the American
18Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) with their national
19Dedicated Service Award in 1994; during his tenure at the Fox
20Valley Section of the ASME, he gained landmark recognition for
21a diversity of regional sites, including Fermilab's Tevatron
22Collider; in 1999, the Alumni Association of the University of



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1Illinois honored him with its Constituent Leadership Award; and
2    WHEREAS, Gerald Moyar attended First United Methodist
3Church in Downers Grove, where he developed a strong interest
4and commitment to the Foundations' adult Christian education
5program; he enjoyed communicating with his Princeton
6classmates while serving as the religion editor for the class
7of 1957 alumni web site; and
8    WHEREAS, Gerald Moyar enjoyed many years of service to the
9university alumni organizations, religious institutions, and
10professional societies to which he belonged; during the 1990's
11he served on the board of the Chicago Engineers' Foundation,
12Union League Club of Chicago; and
13    WHEREAS, Gerald Moyar was preceded in death by his parents,
14George and Jessie Moyar and his sister, Priscilla; and
15    WHEREAS, Gerald Moyar was survived by his wife, Ruth; his
16sons, James (Lynelle), Jess(Leslie), and Timothy; his 8
17grandchildren; his sister, Susan Jane Williams (the late David
18Williams) and his brother, George Russell Moyar (Bonnie);
19therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1Gerald Moyar, and we extend our sincere condolences to his
2family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Gerald Moyar as an expression of our
6deepest sympathy.