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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 former Illinois State Senator Walter Duda, who passed away
 5    on October 10, 2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Senator  Duda,  a  longtime  Chicago  resident,
 7    represented the 15th District in the State  Senate  for  four
 8    years in the late 1960s; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Senator  Duda  was  the chief Senate sponsor of
10    legislation that  set  out  requirements  to  certify  social
11    workers  and  an  exemption  bill  that provided property tax
12    relief for senior citizens; and

13        WHEREAS, Before entering the Senate, Senator Duda  worked
14    as a high school counselor and a 6th grade teacher in Skokie,
15    a  Cook County juvenile court social worker and a real estate
16    agent;  he  earned  his  seat  in  the  Illinois  Senate   by
17    campaigning door-to-door; and

18        WHEREAS,   Although   never  a  professional  politician,
19    Senator Duda was a political news  junkie  who  read  several
20    newspapers,   watched  the  nightly  news  and  devoured  the
21    biographies of local and national political leaders; and

22        WHEREAS, The passing of former State Senator Walter  Duda
23    will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him, especially
24    his  wife  of 58 years, Lilyan; his daughters, Deanna Sawyer,
25    Rosemary Puckelwartz and Amy Warman; his son, Ladd Duda;  his
26    sister,  Judy  Vanderhoof;  his  five  grandchildren; and his
27    friends  and  colleagues  in  the  Illinois   State   Senate;
28    therefore, be it

30    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
31    all  who knew him, the death of former Illinois State Senator
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 1    Walter Duda of Chicago; and be it further

 2        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 3    presented  to  the  family  of  former Illinois State Senator
 4    Walter Duda with our sincere condolences.

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