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92_SR0503 LRB9217833RHrh 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 Lester J. Harman, who passed away on August 25, 2002; and 5 WHEREAS, Lester J. Harman was born on September 4, 1916 6 in Chicago, Illinois; he was a resident of Lake Forest for 7 over 26 years; and 8 WHEREAS, Mr. Harman attended Byford Elementary School and 9 Austin High School, where he served as President of the Class 10 of 1934 and was the captain of the basketball team; he earned 11 his bachelor's degree with honors and master's degree from 12 Northwestern University, where he also lettered in basketball 13 and baseball; in addition, Mr. Harman taught at North Park 14 Academy and coached basketball at North Park College; and 15 WHEREAS, Lester Harman served in World War II as a 16 Lieutenant and division officer on staff, Comair 774 Fleet, 17 United States Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Tangier and the U.S.S. 18 Currituck; he was award the Bronze Star; and 19 WHEREAS, After the war, Mr. Harman taught at Holmes and 20 Whittier Schools in Oak Park; he was a counselor and baseball 21 and basketball coach at Barrington High School from 1942 to 22 1952; he also refereed basketball, including Big Ten 23 basketball; from 1952 until his retirement in 1975, he served 24 as Principal and then Superintendent of North Chicago 25 Community High School; and 26 WHEREAS, Mr. Harman strongly believed in community 27 support and volunteered in many community service 28 organizations, including service on President Nixon's 29 Advisory Council for Education; he was elected to the IHSA 30 Coaches Hall of Fame and served as President of the North 31 Chicago Lions Club, President of the Lake County Navy League, -2- LRB9217833RHrh 1 and Post Commander of the Lake Forest American Legion; he 2 also served on the Lake County Board and was Chairman of the 3 Finance Committee; and 4 WHEREAS, The passing of Lester Harman will be deeply felt 5 by all who knew and loved him, especially his loving 6 children, Steven Harman, Pamela Bernardi, Darrel Harman, and 7 Randall (wife, Rita) Harman; his grandchildren, Aimee 8 (husband, Eric) Messner, Craig Bernardi, Davin (wife, Kim) 9 Bernardi, Meredith Harman, and Kyle Harman; and his 10 great-grandsons, Grant, Parker, and Landen Messner; he was 11 preceded in death by his wife, Jayne Harman, his son-in-law, 12 Gerald Bernardi, his brothers, Clifford, Leonard, and William 13 Harman, and his parents, John and Alma Harman; therefore, be 14 it 15 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 16 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the death of 17 Lester J. Harman of Lake Forest; and be it further 18 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 19 presented to the family of Lester J. Harman with our sincere 20 condolences.
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