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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 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,
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 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

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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