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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 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;
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 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

 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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