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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express their sincerest condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Thomas O'Connor, who passed away on August 22, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Born  on  June 8, 1931 in Chicago and raised on
 6    the city's South Side, Thomas O'Connor was a founding  member
 7    of  the  Alsip  Park  District and a commissioner on the park
 8    board; and

 9        WHEREAS, With the assistance of the members of the  Alsip
10    Little  League  and  men's  softball  league, which he helped
11    organize,  Mr.  O'Connor  helped  establish  the  Alsip  Park
12    District in 1965; he also worked as a part-time  employee  at
13    the  park  district's  Fountain  Hills  Golf Course and was a
14    retired truck driver; and

15        WHEREAS, A Korean War veteran, Mr. O'Connor was a  member
16    of  the  local  Veterans  of Foreign Wars and American Legion
17    chapters; he was also a member of the St. Terrence Men's Club
18    and the Alsip Sportsmen's Club; and

19        WHEREAS, A resident of Alsip since 1961, Mr. O'Connor was
20    actively involved in Alsip politics and was a member  of  the
21    Alsip's  Peoples  Party; his wife, Nancy, who preceded him in
22    death, designed the Alsip village flag; and

23        WHEREAS, Mr. O'Connor was very dedicated to  his  family;
24    he  made sure to attend many of his children's functions when
25    they  were  growing  up  and  often   came   to   watch   his
26    grandchildren play sports; and

27        WHEREAS,  Mr.  O'Connor  was  a  very  generous  man;  he
28    literally was known to have given the shirt off his back to a
29    stranger; and

30        WHEREAS,  Mr.  O'Connor  is survived by his sons, Gabriel

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 1    O'Connor, Mark O'Connor, and Daniel O'Connor;  his  daughter,
 2    Nancy  J. O'Connor; and his five grandchildren; therefore, be
 3    it

 5    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
 6    all who knew him, the death  of  Thomas  O'Connor  of  Alsip,
 7    Illinois; and be it further

 8        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 9    presented to the family of Thomas O'Connor with  our  sincere
10    condolences.

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