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SR0148 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Senate  of  the  State  of
 3    Illinois  were  saddened  to  learn  of  the  death of Dr. O.
 4    Theodore Roberg Jr. of Chicago on Thursday, April  24,  2003;
 5    and

 6        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Roberg was born in Chicago, the son of the
 7    first  chief  surgeon  at  Swedish  Covenant   Hospital;   he
 8    graduated  from Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1927
 9    and then completed Harvard Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha,
10    four  years  later;  he  studied  briefly  in  Europe  before
11    returning to the United States in 1936  when  he  joined  the
12    staff at Swedish Covenant Hospital as a surgeon; and

13        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Roberg  retired  at the age of 80 from his
14    position at Swedish Covenant after 50 years of service; he is
15    remembered as a champion of health care for the  impoverished
16    and uninsured; and

17        WHEREAS,  Dr. Roberg was a boxer in his younger years and
18    skied until his hip replacement surgery in 1978;  he  enjoyed
19    cross-country skiing and fishing; and

20        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Roberg  championed  health  care  for  the
21    impoverished and uninsured; and

22        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of Dr. O. Theodore Roberg Jr. has
23    been deeply felt by all who knew him,  especially  his  wife,
24    Phyllis  nee Churchill; his children, O. Theodore Roberg III,
25    Marilee Roberg, and Bradford C. (Yvonne)  Roberg,  M.D.;  and
26    his granddaughter, Alana Roberg; therefore, be it

28    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we join  in  mourning
29    the  loss of Dr. O. Theodore Roberg Jr., and we extend to his
30    family, friends, and all who knew and loved him, our  sincere
31    condolences  during  their  time  of  bereavement;  and be it
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 1    further

 2        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 3    presented to the family of Dr. Roberg and as an expression of
 4    our deepest sympathy.