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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of  Sheldon  R.  Goldstein  of  Miami,  Florida,
 4    formerly of Chicago, on Saturday, February 13, 1999; and

 5        WHEREAS,  He grew up in Chicago; after earning a business
 6    degree from the University of Miami, he returned to  work  at
 7    his family's liquor store; he returned to school and earned a
 8    master's degree in social work from the Jane Addams School of
 9    Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago; and

10        WHEREAS,  His  first  job  in  the  profession  was  as a
11    community worker in a child welfare department in England; he
12    then moved to Miami, where  he  worked  in  a  mental  health
13    facility; and

14        WHEREAS,  He  then  returned  to  Chicago  and  helped to
15    rebuild the State chapter  of  the  National  Association  of
16    Social  Workers;  he  lobbied the State legislature and, with
17    Senator Emil Jones, was  successful  in  getting  legislation
18    passed  requiring  clinical  social workers in Illinois to be
19    licensed; and

20        WHEREAS,  He  later  became  the  Association's  national
21    executive director in Washington, D.C.; and

22        WHEREAS, He moved back to Miami about a year ago; he  was
23    an active, humorous man, living life to the fullest; and

24        WHEREAS,  His passing will be deeply missed by his family
25    and friends, especially his sister, Sandra Wysong; therefore,
26    be it

28    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow
29    and regret the death of Sheldon R. Goldstein and  extend  our
30    sincere  condolences  to  his  family  and friends; and be it
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 1    further

 2        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 3    presented to his sister, Sandra Wysong.

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