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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of James T. "Tom" Seddon of Joliet, who
4passed away on January 7, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, James Seddon was born on August 14, 1956 in
6Pontiac to David Henry and Mary Margaret (nee Hindman) Seddon;
7he married Janet Sandretto; and
8    WHEREAS, James Seddon retired from ComEd after 35 years of
9service; and
10    WHEREAS, James Seddon was a sports enthusiast; he was an
11Illinois High School Association basketball referee for 20
12years, a slow-pitch softball umpire for 25 years, and
13fast-pitch umpire for 3 years; in 2009, he was inducted into
14the United States Specialty Sports Association's Hall of Fame
15as an umpire; he loved spending time with his friends and his
16Joliet Catholic Academy football tailgating buds; and
17    WHEREAS, James Seddon was preceded in death by his parents;
18his father-in-law, Richard Sandretto; and numerous aunts and
19uncles; and
20    WHEREAS, James Seddon is survived by wife of 31 years,



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1Janet; his daughters, Amanda Seddon and Christie Seddon; his
2brother, Jon (Beth) Seddon; his mother-in-law, Patricia
3Sandretto; his sister-in-law, Carol (Nick) Honiotes; his aunt,
4Patricia Shoemaker; his nephews, Christopher (Shiloh) Seddon,
5Brent (Kimberly) Seddon, Nicholas (Jessica) Honiotes; his
6nieces, Heather Seddon, Beth Ann Seddon, Kilynn Honiotes; his
7numerous cousins; and his pups, Benny and Charley; therefore,
8be it
10ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
11James T. "Tom" Seddon, and extend our sincere condolences to
12his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
14    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15presented to the family of James Seddon as an expression of our
16deepest sympathy.