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 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 Paul G. "Pete" Dixon, Jr., who passed away on October  18,
 5    2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Paul  G. Dixon, Jr. was born on July 8, 1929 in
 7    Springfield, Illinois to Paul G. and Agnes  Keely  Dixon;  he
 8    married Sallie Conway in 1993; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Dixon  was  an  active member at St. Agnes
10    Catholic Church, where he was a head usher; in  addition,  he
11    was an active member of Christ the King Parish; and

12        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Dixon  served  as a Corporal in the United
13    States Army during the Korean Conflict; he served as a member
14    of the Knights of Columbus Council 364, the Disabled American
15    Veterans, the Veterans of  Foreign  War,  the  Order  of  the
16    Eagles,  Holy  Name  Society,  and  the Sons and Daughters of
17    Erin; and

18        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Dixon  was  a  former  president  of   the
19    Southwest  Democratic  Central  Committee  and  a  Democratic
20    County Chairman; in addition, he served his constituents well
21    as a Democratic Precinct Committeeman for several years; and

22        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Dixon  was  an  avid  sports  fan,  with a
23    particular passion for the  Chicago  Cubs  and  the  Fighting
24    Irish  of  Notre  Dame;  he  was a past officer and coach for
25    various  sports  leagues  in  Springfield;  in  addition,  he
26    volunteered for several  schools,  including  St.  Agnes  and
27    Sacred Heart Griffin; and

28        WHEREAS, The passing of Paul G. Dixon will be deeply felt
29    by  all  who  knew and loved him, especially his wife, Sallie
30    Dixon; his sons, Paul  (wife,  Delia)  Dixon,  Philip  (wife,
31    Rena)  Dixon,  and  Preston  "Lou"  (wife, Haruna) Dixon; his
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 1    daughters, Pamela Ryan,  Patricia  "Trixie"  (husband,  Mark)
 2    Kirincich,   and   Polly   (husband,  Dr.  Tim)  Harvey;  his
 3    stepchildren, Mary Pat (husband, Noel) Dalbey,  Frank  (wife,
 4    Sharon)  Conway,  Nancy  Davlin,  Sr. Peggy Conway, O.P., and
 5    Kevin   Conway;   his   18   grandchildren;   and    his    3
 6    great-grandchildren; therefore, be it

 8    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 9    all  who  knew  him,  the  death  of  Paul  G.  Dixon, Jr. of
10    Springfield, Illinois; and be it further

11        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
12    presented  to  the  family  of  Paul  G.  Dixon, Jr. with our
13    sincere condolences.

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