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Full Text of SR0145  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of James H. Reed of Arlington Heights, who
4passed away on February 19, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, James Reed was born on December 28, 1921, in
6Chicago; his parents were Calvin M. and Rachel B. Reed; he was
7the beloved husband of the late Dolores M. Reed for 61 years;
9    WHEREAS, James Reed was a proud member of the United States
10Marine Corps during World War II; he joined 3 days after the
11bombing of Pearl Harbor and served with distinction as an
12assault radioman throughout the South Pacific as a member of
13the 3rd Battalion, 22nd Regiment; he earned the rank of
14corporal and participated in 3 assault landings in the Marshall
15Islands; and
16    WHEREAS, James Reed will be remembered for his considerable
17educational and career achievements; after attaining the rank
18of Eagle Scout in high school, he earned his bachelor's degree
19in mathematics with a minor in physics and engineering from
20Eastern Illinois University and his master's degree in
21personnel with a minor in statistics from the University of
22Wisconsin; and



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1    WHEREAS, Throughout his life, James Reed held positions as
2corporate manager, senior systems analyst, and industrial
3engineer for such companies as the Ford Motor Company,
4Whirlpool, and Fingerhut; he also served as a guest lecturer at
5Purdue University; and
6    WHEREAS, James Reed enjoyed square dancing and calling,
7stamp collecting, being a "winter Texan", traveling in his RV,
8and watching the Chicago Bears; as a square dancer, he was on
9the board of the Metropolitan Chicago Association of Square
10Dancers as a director and as 2nd vice president and convention
11chairman; he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the
12United States as square dance ambassadors and most notably
13traveled to Russia as part of a cultural exchange, where they
14represented square dancing as the official American folk dance
15of Illinois; and
16    WHEREAS, James Reed is survived by his daughters, Carol L.
17Bolka, Catherine A. Reed, and Nancy E. Reed, and his
18granddaughters, Rachel E. Bolka and Laura B.
19Gardzelewski-Batterton; therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
22his family and friends, the passing of James H. Reed; and be it



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2    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
3presented to the family of James Reed as an expression of our