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91st General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of
 4    Justin Fortuna, who recently passed away; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Justin Fortuna served in the United States Army
 6    in the 1950s; he opened Justin's Men's  Wear  in  Chicago  in
 7    1958,  which  he owned and operated for three years; he later
 8    sold aluminum siding; in 1976 he  opened  Jay's  Drive-In  in
 9    Harwood   Heights,   and  eventually  opened  two  additional
10    restaurants in Schiller Park and  Mt.  Prospect;  he  retired
11    from the business in the 1990s; and

12        WHEREAS,  He  had  a  love  of sports, with a passion for
13    baseball and softball; he  played  on  the  Bobcats  softball
14    team,  and  played  basketball for DePaul University; he also
15    officiated at basketball and baseball games  for  public  and
16    parochial  high  schools;  in  1996  he was inducted into the
17    Chicago Public League Basketball Coaches Association Hall  of
18    Fame; and

19        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of Justin Fortuna will be felt by
20    all that knew him, especially his wife of 44  years,  Muriel;
21    his  sons,  Jay, Frank, and John; his daughter, Ginny Bisluk;
22    his  mother,  Jean;  his  brother,  Frank;  and  his   twelve
23    grandchildren; therefore, be it

25    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
26    all  that  knew  him,  the  passing  of Justin Fortuna of Mt.
27    Prospect, Illinois; and be it further

28        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
29    presented to Mrs. Muriel Fortuna.

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