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Full Text of SR0142  101st General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of George Gnatovich of Rock Island, who
4passed away on January 5, 2019; and
5    WHEREAS, George Gnatovich was born in East Moline to
6Nicholas and Mary Perkovich Gnatovich on May 27, 1926; he
7graduated from East Moline High School in 1944; he then began
8serving in the United States Navy, where he fought in the South
9Pacific on a Destroyer Escort, the U.S.S. Duffy; he married Joy
10Skiles in Moline in 1949; and
11    WHEREAS, George Gnatovich began his career with his
12brother, Sam, at Tri City Food in Moline; they went on to build
13and own Highland Park Bowl; they later owned Sammy G Lanes; and
14    WHEREAS, George Gnatovich was a member of St. George Greek
15Orthodox Church; he enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing
16cards, expecially euchre; he was known for his ability to tell
17jokes; one of his happiest moments was playing free golf at
18Golfmohr after he turned 90; for many decades, he, his brother,
19John, and their mother had lunch together every Monday; after
20their mother's death, they continued the tradition, which grew
21into what they called the "Monday Lunch Club," and, upon his
22retirement, George's son, Mark, joined; and



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1    WHEREAS, George Gnatovich was preceded in death by his
2parents; his wife, Joy; his son, George Jr.; and his brother,
3Sam; and
4    WHEREAS, George Gnatovich is survived by his son, Mark
5Gnatovich; his grandchildren, Lee, Mark "Nick," and Brandy; his
6great-grandchild, Devin; his brother, John Gnatovich; and his
7many nieces and nephews; therefore, be it
9ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
10George Gnatovich and extend our sincere condolences to his
11family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
13    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14presented to the family of George Gnatovich as an expression of
15our deepest sympathy.