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92_SR0009 LRB9203216RHrh 1 SENATE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to 3 express their sincere condolences to the family and friends 4 of William Anthony Koppi, who passed away on January 4, 2001; 5 and 6 WHEREAS, William Anthony Koppi was born on June 13, 1924 7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to William Paul and Theresa Koppi; 8 and 9 WHEREAS, William Anthony Koppi was a 1942 graduate of De 10 La Salle High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota; he served in 11 the United States Navy, Metalsmith 1st Class, during World 12 War II on the troop transport U.S.S. Mann in the Atlantic to 13 and from North Africa and, in the Pacific, aboard the U.S.S. 14 Ranger; and 15 WHEREAS, William Anthony Koppi received his bachelors in 16 Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 17 1951; he worked for Buick division of General Motors, and the 18 Lebanon (Pa.) Steel Foundry; he spent 20 years in New York 19 and Chicago with the International Nickel Company in product 20 and market development, retiring in 1977; he then started his 21 own agency selling castings in a four state area; and 22 WHEREAS, William Anthony Koppi was a faithful member of 23 Holy Cross Church in Batavia; he had a profound devotion to 24 the Blessed Mother; he faithfully attended daily Mass and 25 weekly Eucharistic Adoration; and 26 WHEREAS, The passing of William Anthony Koppi will be 27 deeply felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his 28 loving wife for 40 years, Paula; his daughter, Caroline 29 Koppi, M.D.; his brother, Joseph Koppi; his sisters, Frances 30 (husband, Ambrose) Arnold, Margaret Koppi, and Mary Grace 31 (husband, Mel) Whelan; and his 20 nieces and nephews, and -2- LRB9203216RHrh 1 their families; therefore, be it 2 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 3 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with 4 all who knew him, the death of William Anthony Koppi of 5 Batavia, Illinois; and be it further 6 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 7 presented to the family of William Anthony Koppi.
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