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92_HR0724 LRB9216361RHrh 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of 3 Representatives wish to express their sincere condolences to 4 the family and friends of Harold A. Townsend, who passed away 5 on November 22, 2001; and 6 WHEREAS, Harold A. Townsend was born on May 28, 1931 in 7 East St. Louis, Illinois, to Marcella DeSheilds and General 8 Townsend; and 9 WHEREAS, Mr. Townsend served in the United States Marine 10 Corps from 1952 to 1954, serving time in both Vietnam and 11 Korea; and 12 WHEREAS, Mr. Townsend moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1959, 13 where he held various jobs including the position of lead 14 supervisor at the Quaker Oats Company; and 15 WHEREAS, Harold Townsend was a caring and compassionate 16 person who was deeply loved by all who knew him; he will be 17 deeply missed by his wife, Laura Gamble; his daughter, Anisha 18 Gamble-Townsend; his step-son, Lamar Gamble; his sisters, 19 Clementine Rice, Louise Clark, and ElCindy Nord; his brother 20 and sister-in-laws; his close friends; and his nephew, the 21 Reverend Dr. Scott Clark, Jr., who presided over his funeral; 22 therefore, be it 23 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 24 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 25 we mourn, along with all who knew him, the death of Harold A. 26 Townsend, formerly of East St. Louis, Illinois; and be it 27 further 28 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 29 presented to the family of Harold A. Townsend with our 30 sincere condolences.
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