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92_SR0274 LRB9211301RHrh 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 Robert B. Wheelwright, who passed away on November 27, 5 2001; and 6 WHEREAS, Robert Wheelwright was born on February 11, 1933 7 in Springfield, Illinois to Arthur K. and Dorothy J. 8 Wheelwright; he was a graduate of Springfield High School and 9 Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois; and 10 WHEREAS, During Mr. Wheelwright's computer and data 11 processing career he worked for General Electric, Illinois 12 Power Co. in Decatur, Illinois, both the Department of Public 13 Aid and the Interstate Commerce Commission in Springfield, 14 and Datapoint Corporation in San Antonio, Texas; he also 15 served as an instructor at Lincoln Land Community College in 16 Springfield; and 17 WHEREAS, Mr. Wheelwright served as President of the 18 Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce; he also spearheaded the 19 establishment of the Winthrop Harbor Veterans Memorial near 20 the Schlader Building and worked with many others to beautify 21 and improve the train station and park around it; he was 22 honored in 1999 as "Citizen of the Year" by the Village of 23 Winthrop Harbor for his service to the Village; and 24 WHEREAS, Mr. Wheelwright was a member of the Winthrop 25 Harbor Lions Club and the American Legion, was a life member 26 of the V.F.W., and he served his country in the United States 27 Air Force during the Korean War; and 28 WHEREAS, The passing of Robert B. Wheelwright will be 29 deeply felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his 30 wife, Jeanne Johnson Wheelwright; his daughters, Lisa (Tony) 31 Gascoigne, Lori (Michael) Roate, and Carol (Rodger) Robbins; -2- LRB9211301RHrh 1 his granddaughters, Tiffany Schmidt and Jane Gascoigne; his 2 grandsons, Michael Gascoigne, Lucas Roate, and Adam Robbins; 3 his cousin, Dena Dee (Trent) Cooper; his dear friends, George 4 and Gen Foster, Dale and Judy Colson, Marc and Mary Royce, 5 and Jule Johnson; and his many other friends; therefore, be 6 it 7 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 8 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with 9 all who knew him, the death of Robert B. Wheelwright of 10 Winthrop Harbor, Illinois; and be it further 11 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 12 presented to the family of Robert B. Wheelwright with our 13 sincere condolences.
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