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Full Text of SR0970  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of George Teel Jorndt, Ph.D., who passed
4away on June 27, 2021 at the age of 80; and
5    WHEREAS, George Jorndt was born to Louis and Margaret
6Jorndt on August 23, 1940; he grew up on the North Side of
7Chicago; he attended Jamieson Elementary School and Amundsen
8High School, where he earned athletic letters in football,
9track, and swimming; he attended Northern Illinois University
10for a short time before leaving to work as a mechanic at Nickey
11Chevrolet; he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of
12Science degrees from Illinois State University; and
13    WHEREAS, George Jorndt served as a teacher and coach at
14Maine West High School for three years; he then earned his
15Ph.D. in Education from the University of Utah; and
16    WHEREAS, George Jorndt was hired at Triton College in
171969, where he spent most of his professional life and worked
18in the capacities of educator, coach, and director of
19admissions before serving as president from 1992 until his
20retirement in 2001; and
21    WHEREAS, George Jorndt's life revolved around his family



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1and friends; he was respected and admired both professionally
2and personally; and
3    WHEREAS, George Jorndt is survived by his wife of 55
4years, Mary; his children, Doug, Gretchen, and Bryan; and his
5brothers, Dan and Tom; therefore, be it
7ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
8George Teel Jorndt, Ph.D., and extend our sincere condolences
9to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
10it further
11    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12presented to the family of George Jorndt as an expression of
13our deepest sympathy.