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Full Text of SR0645  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Herbert Wood of Port Byron; and
4    WHEREAS, Herbert Wood was born in Tipperary, Iowa on August
58, 1922; he lost his mother when he was less than a year old and
6was cared for by his grandparents until becoming the son of
7Vaniellia and Fagan Wood and moving to Bend, Oregon; he
8graduated from Bend High School; when World War II broke out,
9he enlisted in the United States Navy and became a fighter
10pilot, flying a Grumman Hellcat off the USS Yorktown, VF88 over
11Japan; and
12    WHEREAS, Herbert Wood worked as an international account
13manager for AT&T, representing the John Deere Communications
14Division; and
15    WHEREAS, Herbert Wood had a love of flying; he was a member
16of the Quiet Birdmen and started the Quad Cities Air Show with
17Dwayne Evans in the 1960s; he was an avid hunter, competitive
18skeet shooter, field trail participant, and pool shark; and
19    WHEREAS, Community service involvement was important to
20Herb Wood; he served with the Lions Club, the Oak Grove
21Community Center, the Arrowhead Ranch, and Youth at Risk; and



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1    WHEREAS, Herbert Wood was preceded in death by his wife,
2Rose; and
3    WHEREAS, Herbert Wood is survived by his children, Melanie
4Wood, John (Nancy) Wood, and MaryBeth Wood; four grandchildren;
5six great-grandchildren; and his special friends, Dan Murphy,
6Doug Carlstrom, and Anita Evans; therefore, be it
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
9Herbert Wood, and extend our sincere condolences to his family,
10friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further
11    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12presented to the family of Herbert Wood as an expression of our
13deepest sympathy.