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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 Rufus S. Holbrook, a founding  and  lifelong  resident  of
 5    Park  Ridge,  Illinois,  who passed away on March 22, 2001 at
 6    the age of 103; and

 7        WHEREAS, Rufus Holbrook was a veteran  of  World  War  I,
 8    serving  in  the United States Army; he played the trumpet in
 9    the Army band; he was a member of Park Ridge American  Legion
10    Post 247 for more than seventy-five years, and played trumpet
11    in the drum and bugle corps at the American Legion; and

12        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Holbrook  worked  seventy-five  years  for
13    Hardigan and Burkitt Cadillac and Napleton Cadillac; he began
14    as a car washer, eventually became the new car sales manager,
15    and retired in 1984 as a claims supervisor; and

16        WHEREAS,  Mr. Holbrook was one of the original members of
17    the volunteer police and fire departments  during  the  1930s
18    and 1940s; and

19        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Holbrook  received  the  Claude  D. Pepper
20    Distinguished  Award  in  Chicago  for  his  service  to  the
21    community; in 1996 he received a proclamation from  the  city
22    of Park Ridge in honor of his 99th birthday; and

23        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  Rufus Holbrook will be deeply
24    felt by his family and friends, and the people  who  drew  on
25    his  valued knowledge of history, particularly the history of
26    Park Ridge; he is survived by his sons, Stanley  and  Joseph;
27    his nine grandchildren; his thirteen great-grandchildren; and
28    his two great-great-grandchildren; therefore, be it

30    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
31    all  his  family and friends, the death of Rufus S. Holbrook;
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 1    and be it further

 2        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 3    presented to the family of Rufus S. Holbrook.

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