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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Timothy  J.  Bresnahan  of  Glenview,  former
 4    business   manager   of   the  International  Brotherhood  of
 5    Electrical Workers Union Local 134,  on  Wednesday,  February
 6    16, 2000; and

 7        WHEREAS, Mr. Bresnahan was an official with the union for
 8    more  than  forty  years,  having served as an administrator,
 9    financial secretary of the local, and business manager; and

10        WHEREAS, Mr. Bresnahan was appointed in 1981 by  Governor
11    James  Thompson  as  a  director  of  the Illinois State Toll
12    Highway Authority, a position he left in 1992; in the  1980s,
13    he  accompanied  the  Governor  on  trade missions to Russia,
14    China, Japan, and Europe; and

15        WHEREAS, He was an executive board member of the  Chicago
16    Federation  of Labor, a member of the leadership committee of
17    the Chicago and Cook County  Building  Trades  Council,  vice
18    chairman  of  the Electrical Insurance Trustees, and chairman
19    of the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trustees;
20    and

21        WHEREAS, He raised money for the Maryville City of Youth,
22    a home for children in Des Plaines; for seven years,  he  was
23    chairman of the home's annual fundraiser; and

24        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Bresnahan  attended St. George High School
25    and  graduated  from  Loyola  University  with  a  degree  in
26    business administration; he  was  a  veteran  of  the  United
27    States Navy during World War II; and

28        WHEREAS,  He  was  preceded  in  death by his first wife,
29    Dorothy; and

30        WHEREAS, His passing will be deeply felt  by  his  family
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 1    and   friends,  especially  his  wife,  Margaret;  his  sons,
 2    Timothy, Earl, Steven,  Jesse,  and  Dennis;  his  daughters,
 3    Maryann    Wolowiec,    Kathleen    Bresnahan,    and    Geri
 4    Bresnahan-Brinkmann;  his  brother,  John;  and  his thirteen
 5    grandchildren; therefore, be it

 7    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow
 8    and regret the death of Timothy J. Bresnahan and express  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, Margaret Bresnahan.

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