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Full Text of SR1028  103rd General Assembly



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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Robert Eugene "Bob" Trainor, who
4passed away on April 21, 2024; and
5    WHEREAS, Bob Trainor was born to George R. and Frances
6(Henderson) Trainor on April 4, 1941; he served in the U.S.
7Navy from 1966 to 1970 and was stationed in a variety of
8locales, including Hawaii, Bahrain, and Saigon; he married R.
9Kathryn Chiola in 1971; he then married Cynthia (Buck) Ketchum
10in 1986; and
11    WHEREAS, Bob Trainor worked for the State of Illinois
12Department of Children and Family Services for 31 years,
13retiring in 2001 as a contract administrator; after
14retirement, he became an active volunteer at HSHS St. John's
15Hospital for 15 years; and
16    WHEREAS, Bob Trainor loved home renovation projects; he
17enjoyed riding his lawn mower and driving his beloved truck;
18his passion was woodworking, and he created a variety of
19items, including dollhouses, rocking horses, toy chests,
20birdhouses, and signs; he was a die-hard Green Bay Packers
21fan, and his activities revolved around their game schedule;
22his favorite player was Brett Favre, and he even owned stock in



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1the franchise; he also loved the Boston Red Sox and Ted
2Williams; he was a member of St. John Vianney Parish in
3Sherman; and
4    WHEREAS, Bob Trainor loved his family; he was an active
5and present father and grandfather; he loved watching his
6grandchildren in their activities and performances; he never
7missed an opportunity to let them know how proud he was of them
8and how much he loved them; he and Cindy enjoyed a full and
9wonderful life together, and they enjoyed traveling to Marco
10Island, Florida, spending time with their life-long friends,
11and working to make a comfortable and fulfilling life
12together; and
13    WHEREAS, Bob Trainor was preceded in death by his parents
14and his sister, Janet K. Rapps; and
15    WHEREAS, Bob Trainor is survived by his wife of 38 years,
16Cynthia; his daughter, Amy (Richard) Stewart; his son, Anthony
17(Tanja) Trainor; his stepdaughters, Nicki Benjamin, Christy
18(Warren) Woodward, and Lisa (Kenneth) Gower; his
19grandchildren, Jackson "Jackie", Sophia, Isabelle, and
20Charlotte Stewart and Annabel and Josephine Trainor; his
21step-grandchildren, Kyle Callarman, Tarryn Benjamin, Caroline
22and Jillian Woodward, Kayleigh Ketchum, and Emily and Ryan
23Gower; his niece, Kristen (Leo) Navar; his nephew, Paul



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1(Alisande) Rapps; and numerous other in-laws, nieces, nephews,
2and cousins; therefore, be it
4ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
5Robert Eugene "Bob" Trainor and extend our sincere condolences
6to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
7it further
8    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9presented to the family of Bob Trainor as an expression of our
10deepest sympathy.