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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  wish  to express their sincerest condolences
 4    to the family and friends of Steve Trimble, who  passed  away
 5    on May 13, 2002; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Steve  Trimble  was  born  on  May  29, 1923 in
 7    Birmingham, Alabama to Steven and Rebecca Trimble; and

 8        WHEREAS, The Trimble's moved to Chicago  when  Steve  was
 9    young;  he  attended  and  completed  Carter  Elementary  and
10    graduated from DuSable High School; and

11        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Trimble  worked  as  a Salesman for Monroe
12    Merchandising and Polk Brothers for many years; and

13        WHEREAS, One of Mr. Trimble's childhood friends  was  Red
14    Foxx;  he  and  Mr. Foxx traveled to New York to enter in the
15    Major Bowles Amateur Hour, where they won  first  place;  Mr.
16    Trimble  was part of an awesome quartet group of entertainers
17    who included Pete Carter, Lamont Ousley, and Red Foxx; and

18        WHEREAS, Mr. Trimble was a violinist and played the bass;
19    he was one of the southside's finest Jazz musicians; in 1999,
20    he released a CD celebrating over  60  years  as  a  musician
21    entitled  "Keep on Smiling!"; all this began with a young man
22    playing a "Wash Tub on a String" accompanied by  his  friends
23    and  fellow  musicians  Sonny  Seals, Marion Burke, Jr., John
24    Whitfield, Jr., John Watson, and Charles "Bugs" Cockran; and

25        WHEREAS, Steve Trimble had many  special  people  in  his
26    life;  from  his  marriage  to  Dorothy  Hartwell,  they were
27    blessed with a daughter, Cecelia Isom; from his  marriage  to
28    Ernestine, they were blessed with a son, Steve, Jr.; and

29        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Trimble was the loving and devoted husband
30    to Mildred Trimble for 25 years; and
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 1        WHEREAS, For  the  past  28  years,  Mr.  Trimble  served
 2    faithfully  as  the  doorman  for  the  28  North  Lake Shore
 3    Building; he was loved, respected, and endeared for his work;
 4    and

 5        WHEREAS, The passing of Steve Trimble will be deeply felt
 6    by all who knew and loved him, especially  his  niece,  Helen
 7    Rathel;  his  daughter  and  granddaughter, Cecelia and Tammy
 8    Isom; his son, Steve Trimble,  Jr.;  his  grandchildren;  his
 9    great-grandchildren;  and  a  host  of  other  relatives  and
10    friends; therefore, be it

13    we mourn, along with all who knew him,  the  death  of  Steve
14    Trimble of Chicago; and be it further

15        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
16    presented to the family of Steve  Trimble  with  our  sincere
17    condolences.

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