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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are  saddened
 3    to  learn  of  the  death of James Patrick "Larry" Leonard of
 4    Waukegan, who passed away July 4, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Mr. Leonard was an active member of  St.  Dismas
 6    Parish  and  served  as  a  lector;  he  was  a member of the
 7    Illinois Association of  Broadcasters  and  the  Lake  County
 8    Realtors  Association,  and  he  had  been a committeeman and
 9    active in the Lake County Democratic Party; he  served  as  a
10    board  member  for Park Place Senior Citizens Council and was
11    an Eagle Scout; and

12        WHEREAS, Mr. Leonard graduated  from  the  University  of
13    Iowa in 1956 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism; he served
14    in  the  U.S.  Army  from  1957  to  1959  as  a Broadcasting
15    Specialist with Armed Forces Radio Network in Japan; and

16        WHEREAS, Mr. Leonard worked at  Waukegan  Radios  Station
17    WKRS  for  19  years  and had received awards for programming
18    from   the   American   Heart   Association,   Illinois   Bar
19    Association, and Illinois Medical Association; he wrote radio
20    scripts for Moment  of  Destiny  (a  five  minute  moment  of
21    history)  and  wrote  a  syndicated  column on the history of
22    Illinois; and

23        WHEREAS, Mr. Leonard served in the Illinois State  Senate
24    from  1977  to  1979 in District 31; he also worked in Public
25    Relations for the Illinois Senate Democrats and for the  RTA;
26    from 1985 to present, Mr. Leonard worked in real estate sales
27    for Callahan Blanding and Schaper in Waukegan; and

28        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Leonard will be deeply missed by all those
29    who knew him and loved him, especially his wife, Linda,  with
30    whom  he  was  united  in  marriage  in  January of 1960; his
31    children, Susan Elleen (Robert) Haney, James Patrick (Andrea)
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 1    Leonard, III, Joseph Robert (Inmauculada) Leonard, Ann-Thelma
 2    Marie (Daniel) Donohue, and Mary  Kathleen  (Brett)  Kaether;
 3    his grandchildren, Katherine Rose Haney, Michael Bowen Haney,
 4    James  Joseph Haney, Quinn Parr Kaether, Megan Marie Kaether,
 5    Morgan Marie Donohue, and Spencer R. Donohue; and his  nieces
 6    and nephews; therefore, be it

 8    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 9    his  family  and  friends, the death of James Patrick "Larry"
10    Leonard; and be it further

11        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
12    presented  to  the  family  of James Leonard with our sincere
13    condolences.

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