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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the recent death of Joseph Migala of Antioch; and

 4        WHEREAS, Born in Chicago, Mr. Migala went to Poland  with
 5    his  mother  when  he  was  a small child; he was educated in
 6    Europe and held a master's degree in economics; and

 7        WHEREAS,  He  was  a  leader   of   a   Polish   academic
 8    organization  of  students  with  peasant ancestry and was an
 9    officer with the Union of Royal Youth;  in  the  province  of
10    Kracow, he was secretary of the Polish Peasant Party; and

11        WHEREAS,  He  was a member of the Polish infantry and was
12    captured by the Germans, but escaped and  joined  the  Polish
13    underground;  he co-founded ROCH, the underground unit of the
14    Polish Peasant Party; and

15        WHEREAS, After the war,  he  was  executive  director  of
16    Spolem  Regional  Agricultural Cooperative in Kracow, but was
17    driven out of Poland by the Communists; and

18        WHEREAS, He served as a human rights advocate by his work
19    with his wife, Estelle, on WCEV-AM, retiring  in  1980;  that
20    year, he returned to Poland to finish a doctorate in history;
21    and

22        WHEREAS,  His  passing  will be deeply felt by his family
23    and friends, especially his  wife,  Estelle;  his  daughters,
24    Barbara  Holtzinger,  Krista Dinges, Lucyna Migala, and Diana
25    Maria;   his   son,   George;   6   grandchildren;   and    5
26    great-grandchildren; therefore, be it

28    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note  with  sorrow
29    and  regret the death of Joseph Migala and extend our sincere
30    condolences to his family and friends; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 2    presented to his widow, Estelle Migala.

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