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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 Gerald J. Streit, who passed away on  February  20,  2002;
 5    and

 6        WHEREAS,  Gerlad J. Streit was born on September 10, 1946
 7    in Aurora, Illinois, to John P. and Rose Streit; and

 8        WHEREAS, For 45 years, Mr. Streit was a member of the Boy
 9    Scouts of America; as a youth, he was active in Cub Pack  326
10    at  Holy  Angels  Church and Troop 29 at Hermes School; as an
11    adult, he was active in Troop 29 and Troop 57 at  St.  Joseph
12    Church;   he   served  for  ten  full  summers  on  staff  at
13    Chin-be-gota Scout Reservation; at the district level of  the
14    Boy  Scouts,  he served on various committees, especially the
15    District Activities  Committee;  at  the  council  level,  he
16    served  on  many  committees including the Executive Board of
17    Two Rivers Council, where he served  as  the  Council's  Vice
18    President;  at  the  regional  level,  he participated on the
19    summer camp accreditation committee and worked with  multiple
20    councils  to  bring summer camp experiences to the Boy Scouts
21    of Fox Valley; and

22        WHEREAS, Mr. Streit was recognized  with  various  awards
23    including  the  Vigil Honor, the Charles Pierce Burton Award,
24    the Silver Beaver, the Silver Antelope, and the Distinguished
25    Eagle Scout Award; and

26        WHEREAS, Mr. Streit also served on many committees at St.
27    Joseph  Catholic  Church  in  Aurora;  he   was   a   lector,
28    Eucharistic  Minister,  member  of  the  Music  Ensemble, and
29    President of the Parish Council; he was a  Minister  of  Care
30    for  many  years  to the Aurora Nursing Home; on the diocesan
31    level of  the  church,  he  was  certified  in  the  Ministry
32    Formation program, assisted in various Diocesan programs, and
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 1    was a part of the Cursillo movement; and

 2        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Streit  graduated from Marmion Academy and
 3    received his bachelor's degree from the University of  Dayton
 4    and his master's degree from Northern Illinois University; he
 5    was  a  project  manager  for Alltel Communications at Harris
 6    Bank in Chicago, where he was employed for 25 years; and

 7        WHEREAS, Mr. Streit believed in the concept of  endowment
 8    funds;  he  started  the  Eagle Scout Endowment at the Aurora
 9    Foundation, the St. Joseph Financial Aid Endowment at Marmion
10    Academy, and the Reverend Thomas Schoen  Scholarship  at  the
11    University  of  Dayton;  he  participated  in the Hesed House
12    Endowment, the Three Fires Council Endowment,  and  the  Fred
13    and Barb Miller Endowment at the Aurora Foundation; and

14        WHEREAS,  The  passing of Gerald J. Streit will be deeply
15    felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife, Mary
16    Virginia Streit and his step-son, Mark Kazak;  therefore,  be
17    it

19    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
20    all  who  knew  him, the death of Gerald J. Streit of Aurora,
21    Illinois; and be it further

22        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
23    presented  to the family of Gerald J. Streit with our sincere
24    condolences.

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