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92_SR0208 LRB9210546RHrh 1 SENATE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to 3 express their sincere condolences to the family and friends 4 of Joseph E. Thomas of Belleville, Illinois, who passed away 5 on September 24, 2001; and 6 WHEREAS, Joseph E. Thomas was born on January 1, 1936 in 7 East St. Louis, Illinois to Carroll and Gertrude Thomas; and 8 WHEREAS, Mr. Thomas was a retired maintenance foreman who 9 spent 38 years with Monsanto Chemical Company; after his 10 retirement, he worked at Midwest Laser and Engraving; in 11 addition, he was a veteran of the United States Army; and 12 WHEREAS, Mr. Thomas was a member of St. Matthew United 13 Methodist Church, the Gothic Lodge 852 AF & AM, the Scottish 14 Rite Bodies, and the Ainad Shrine, a Past Associate Grand 15 Guardian of the State of Illinois of the International Order 16 of Job's Daughters, a life member of the Parent Teacher 17 Association at Dewey School, and a member of the Monsanto 18 Foreman's Club; and 19 WHEREAS, The passing of Joseph Thomas will be deeply felt 20 by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife, Gwyneth 21 E. Thomas; his son, Dennis J. Thomas; his daughter, Elaine J. 22 (husband, Newlyn) Thomas-Horton; his sisters, Betty (husband, 23 Don) Graham, Jean (husband, Henry) Calbreath, and Yvonne 24 (husband, J.C.) McDaniel; his mother-in-law, Iva Prince; his 25 sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Velda and Tom Gerstenecker; 26 his nieces and nephews; his great-nieces and great-nephews; 27 and his great-great-niece; therefore, be it 28 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 29 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with 30 all who knew him, the death of Joseph E. Thomas of 31 Belleville, Illinois; and be it further -2- LRB9210546RHrh 1 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 2 presented to the family of Joseph E. Thomas with our sincere 3 condolences.
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