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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 Joseph H. Kufa, who passed away on June 21, 2001; and

 5        WHEREAS, Joseph H. Kufa was born on October  4,  1918  in
 6    Carlinville,  Illinois  to  John  and  Sofia  Sitko  Kufa; he
 7    married Pauline Schaefer on September 21, 1940 at St.  Mary's
 8    Catholic Church in Carlinville; and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. Kufa was a 1936 graduate of Carlinville High
10    School  and  was  a  sheet metal worker for Frank Seyfrit for
11    several years; he was a partner in Kufa  and  Hazel  Hardware
12    for  several  years  and started Kufa and Son Heating and Air
13    Conditioning in 1954, retiring in 1985; and

14        WHEREAS, Mr. Kufa served as an  original  member  of  the
15    Carlinville  Country  Club,  where he spent many hours on the
16    initial groundwork; in addition, he was a member of Ss.  Mary
17    &   Joseph  Catholic  Church,  the  Macoupin  Club,  and  the
18    Carlinville Elks Lodge #1412; and he  was  a  member  of  the
19    Carlinville  Volunteer  Fire Department for 40 years, serving
20    as  fire  chief  for  20  years;  in  addition,  he  was  the
21    co-founder of the Carlinville Little League baseball,  a  4th
22    degree  member  of  Knights  of  Columbus, serving as a grand
23    knight, and a master gardener in  Carlinville,  winning  many
24    awards  at  county  and state fairs and giving out produce to
25    family and friends; and

26        WHEREAS, Mr. Kufa also enjoyed  fishing,  bowling,  golf,
27    and spending time with his family; and

28        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  Joseph H. Kufa will be deeply
29    felt by all who knew and  loved  him,  especially  his  wife,
30    Pauline; his son, Jeff (wife, Linda) Kufa; his daughter, Mary
31    Jo   (husband,   Jeff)  Reichmann;  his  grandchildren,  Kris
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 1    (husband, David)  Snider,  Michele  (husband,  Brian)  Horst,
 2    Scott   (wife,   Vanessa)  Kufa,  Samantha  Reichmann,  Tyler
 3    Reichmann, and  Holly  Reichmann;  his  great  grandchildren,
 4    Alisa  Snider,  Kailey  Snider,  Andrew  Snider, Ryan Snider,
 5    Taylor Horst, Michael Horst, and Jack Kufa; his  sister,  Ann
 6    (husband, Pat) Daly; and his nephew; therefore, be it

 8    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 9    all who knew him, the death of Joseph H. Kufa of Carlinville,
10    Illinois; and be it further

11        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
12    presented to the family of Joseph H. Kufa  with  our  sincere
13    condolences.

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