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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 William B. Hamilton, who passed away on July 2, 2001; and

 5        WHEREAS, William B. Hamilton was born on October 4,  1929
 6    in  Oak  Park,  Illinois to Gurdon and Helen Hamilton; he was
 7    united in marriage to Ellen Wallace on December 26,  1950  in
 8    Oak Park; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Hamilton  devoted  his  life  to  making a
10    positive impact in helping others; he was an  active  Batavia
11    community  leader, serving as a former Batavia City alderman;
12    he was a founding member of the Braeburn Marsh Defenders;  in
13    addition,  he  was  a  gifted vocalist and member of the West
14    Town Barbershop Chorus and  member  of  the  S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.
15    barbershop organization; and

16        WHEREAS,  Mr. Hamilton was a member of the Congregational
17    Church in Batavia, where he sang in the church choir  for  37
18    years;   throughout   his   church   membership   at  Batavia
19    Congregational Church,  he  had  the  distinction  of  having
20    served  on  all  the  church boards and committees, and was a
21    two-time church moderator; and

22        WHEREAS, Mr. Hamilton was a  member  of  the  Twin  Lakes
23    Sailing  Club, where he served as commodore; he was known for
24    his fierce competitive boatmanship; he  was  instrumental  in
25    the  preservation of his family home, Glen Carrie, located in
26    Wisconsin,  for  his  present  family   and   future   family
27    generations; in addition, he was a noted amateur photographer
28    and was blessed with many talents and interests; and

29        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  William   B. Hamilton will be
30    deeply felt by all who new  and  loved  him,  especially  his
31    wife,  Ellen W. Hamilton; his daughter, Heather Hamilton; his
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 1    son, Donald  (wife,  Christa)  Hamilton;  his  grandchildren,
 2    Madison  and  Dante  Hamilton-Dryden,  Carsten,  Andreas  and
 3    Maxwell  Hamilton;  his  brothers, Howard Hamilton and Robert
 4    (wife, Carol) Hamilton; his sister, Christabel Fredrick;  his
 5    brother-in-law, Heinz Heinemann; and his many nieces, nephews
 6    and extended family members; therefore, be it

 8    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 9    all  who  knew  him,  the  death  of  William  B. Hamilton of
10    Batavia, Illinois; and be it further

11        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
12    presented  to  the  family  of  William  B. Hamilton with our
13    sincere condolences.

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