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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Joseph W. Brown, who passed away on December 17, 2000; and

 5        WHEREAS, Joseph W. Brown was  a  New  Jersey  native  who
 6    moved  to  Chicago  at  the  age  of  five; he graduated from
 7    Highland Park High School in 1935 and attended the University
 8    of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and

 9        WHEREAS, Joseph W. Brown proudly served his country as  a
10    navigator in the United States Air Force during World War II;
11    his  plane  was  shot  down  in combat and he spent seventeen
12    months as a Prisoner of War in Barth, Germany; and

13        WHEREAS, Upon his return to the United States, Joseph  W.
14    Brown  began  a  career  as  a sales engineer; in addition he
15    owned a Chicago-area business  that  supplied  additives  for
16    automobiles from 1962 to 1971; he retired in 1989; and

17        WHEREAS,  Joseph W. Brown was a resident of Deerfield for
18    more than fifty years; he participated  in  local  government
19    and  the  Rotary  Club; he served as a Deerfield trustee from
20    1985 to 1989; in 1990 he was named  a  Deerfield  Park  Board
21    Commissioner  and assisted with plans for the proposed senior
22    center  and  improvement  projects  for  the  village's  golf
23    course, a project that was especially important to him due to
24    his lifelong affection for golf; and

25        WHEREAS, The passing of Joseph W. Brown  will  be  deeply
26    felt  by  all  who  knew  and loved him, especially his wife,
27    Cynthia; his daughters, Chris Gorrod, Deborah Brown, and Lynn
28    Vismara; his  sons,  Michael  Brown  and  Joseph  Brown;  his
29    brother,   Harold;   his   three   grandsons;   and  his  two
30    granddaughters; therefore, be it

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 1    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
 2    all who knew him, the death of Joseph W. Brown of  Deerfield,
 3    Illinois; and be it further

 4        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 5    presented to the family of Joseph W. Brown with  our  sincere
 6    condolences.

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