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Full Text of SR0500  97th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Joseph A. Blanco of McHenry and formerly
4of Peru, who passed away on December 22, 2011; and
5    WHEREAS, He was born June 19, 1948, in Milwaukee,
6Wisconsin, to Joseph J. and Rose M. (Piraino) Blanco; he was
7proud of having been an Eagle Scout and of his service in the
8United States Army Reserve; he received his Bachelor's degree
9in physics and Master's degree in engineering from the
10University of Illinois, where he was awarded the Bronze Tablet,
11the highest academic honor bestowed on a U of I student; he
12received a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul
13University; and
14    WHEREAS, He retired from Anderson Consulting, where he
15served in the area of finance, including acquisitions and
16mergers; most recently, he was working part-time in the special
17needs department at McHenry County College; and
18    WHEREAS, He was involved in many organizations and had many
19interests, but most notably, he was a member of St. Mary's
20Episcopal Church in Crystal Lake, was the volunteer coordinator
21for PADS in Woodstock, was a member of the Country Gentlemen
22Barbershop Chorus in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and was a member



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1of The Frothy Boys, an acapella group in Woodstock; and
2    WHEREAS, He was preceded in death by his parents; and
3    WHEREAS, Joseph Blanco is survived by his son, Andrew
4(Joelle) Blanco; his daughter, Jennifer Blanco; his grandson,
5Max Blanco; his brother, Jeffrey (Susan) Blanco; his sister,
6Sandra Blanco; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,
7cousins, and friends; therefore, be it
9ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
10his family and friends, the passing of Joseph Blanco; and be it
12    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13presented to the family of Joseph Blanco as a symbol of our
14sincere sympathy.