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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death  of  Lawrence  P.  Avril  of  Hinsdale,  retired
 4    chairman  of  Liberty  Federal Savings and Loan, on Saturday,
 5    June 19, 1999; and

 6        WHEREAS, Born in Farrell, Pennsylvania, he served in  the
 7    Navy during World War II; and

 8        WHEREAS,  He  began  his  banking  career  in  1950 as an
 9    assistant  treasurer  at  First  Federal  Savings  and   Loan
10    Association  of  Chicago; in 1957, he joined Hinsdale Federal
11    Savings and Loan, which later became Liberty Federal  Savings
12    and   Loan,  as  a  controller;  he  held  the  positions  of
13    treasurer, assistant secretary, vice president,  senior  vice
14    president,  and  executive  vice president before being named
15    president and chief executive officer in 1972; he retired  in
16    1990; and

17        WHEREAS,   He   was   a   member   of   several   banking
18    organizations, including the Federal Savings and Loan Council
19    of  Illinois,  the  Illinois Savings and Loan League, and the
20    United States Savings and Loan League; and

21        WHEREAS, He was  director  of  the  Robert  Crown  Health
22    Center,  a  board member of the DuPage Easter Seals Treatment
23    Center, director and treasurer of  the  Hinsdale  Chamber  of
24    Commerce,  and  a  member  of the Union Church Endowment Fund
25    Committee; and

26        WHEREAS, He  was  affiliated  with  the  Hinsdale  Humane
27    Society,  the  Masons,  the  Greater  Hinsdale Area Community
28    Chest, the Rotary Club,  the  Hinsdale  Golf  Club,  and  the
29    Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook; and

30        WHEREAS,  He played a major role in the renovation of the
31    Brush Hill Depot mall in  the  Hinsdale  Burlington  Northern
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 1    Railroad commuter station; and

 2        WHEREAS,  His  passing  will be deeply felt by his family
 3    and friends, especially his wife, Helen; his sons,  Gary  and
 4    Paul;  his  sister,  Irma  Ferry; his brother, Frederick; and
 5    five grandchildren; therefore, be it

 7    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow
 8    and regret the death of Lawrence  P.  Avril  and  extend  our
 9    sincere  condolences  to  his  family  and friends; and be it
10    further

11        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
12    presented to his widow, Helen Avril.

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