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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Bernard Starks of Chicago on Friday,  January
 4    7, 2000; and

 5        WHEREAS,  He  was  born in Chicago on March 18, 1924, the
 6    second of fourteen children born  to  the  late  Decatur  and
 7    Caroline Starks; and

 8        WHEREAS,  He married Shirley Robinson in 1942 and to this
 9    union  were  born  five  children;  one  child,   Bernadette,
10    preceded  him  in  death  along  with  seven brothers and two
11    sisters; and

12        WHEREAS, Mr. Starks was a licensed barber  and  practiced
13    his trade for many years; he also worked for Kensington Steel
14    and   later  for  Knickerbocker  Roofing  Company  until  his
15    retirement in 1988 after twenty-one years of employment; and

16        WHEREAS, A loving husband, father, and  grandfather,  his
17    passing  will  be  deeply  felt  by  his  family and friends,
18    especially his wife, Shirley; his daughter, Sheila Hardy; his
19    sons, Ronnie, Bernard Jr., and Bruce; his  son-in-law,  Ervin
20    Hardy;  his daughters-in-law, Lillian, Jeanette, and Cynthia;
21    his sisters  and  brothers-in-law,  Lois  and  James  Holmes,
22    Barbara  Ann  and  Donald  Burkes,  and  Vera  Woodbury;  his
23    brothers  and  sisters-in-law,  Melvin  and Sandra Starks and
24    Gregory and Ernestine Starks; his  twenty-one  grandchildren;
25    and his fourteen great-grandchildren; therefore, be it

27    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note  with  sorrow
28    and regret the death of Bernard Starks and extend our sincere
29    condolences to his family and friends; and be it further

30        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
31    presented to his widow, Shirley Starks.

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