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Full Text of SR0394  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Daniel J. "Dan" Dondanville of
4Springfield, who passed away on April 29, 2020; and
5    WHEREAS, Dan Dondanville was born in Springfield to Leo
6Dondanville Jr. and Ann Mosey Dondanville on January 10, 1960;
7he graduated from Griffin High School in 1978 and the
8University of Notre Dame in 1982; he married Anne Hesslau in La
9Grange on June 23, 1984; and
10    WHEREAS, Dan Dondanville was the senior resident director
11and a wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch in
12Springfield, where he worked for 35 years; he skillfully
13taught individuals and institutions to invest responsibly and
14to plan for their futures; he was universally respected and
15admired by his colleagues and friends at Merrill Lynch, who
16made going to work each day fun and rewarding for him; his
17leadership was recognized nationally; he was named among the
18top 400 U.S. Retirement Plan Advisors by Financial Times
19Magazine in 2015; he received the David Brady Award, Merrill
20Lynch's most prestigious award, for demonstrating outstanding
21philanthropy, client focus, and overall commitment to Merrill
22Lynch and his local community in 2017; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dan Dondanville served the Springfield community
2on numerous boards and committees throughout his career,
3including service as past president of the Sacred-Heart
4Griffin Advisory Board, the Sangamo Club, the Notre Dame Club
5of Central Illinois, and the Little Flower School Board; he
6also served on the Little Flower Parish Finance Committee, the
7Saint John's Hospital Advisory Board, the Boys and Girls Club
8of Central Illinois Foundation Board of Directors, the
9Community Foundation of Illinois Advisory Board, the San
10Damiano Committee for the Hospital Sisters, the Downtown
11Springfield Corporation, St. Joseph's Home, the Lincoln Land
12Community College Foundation, and many others; in addition, he
13coached Springfield Youth Football for 12 years; and
14    WHEREAS, Dan Dondanville was recognized as Man of the Year
15by the Notre Dame Club of Central Illinois and was most
16recently inducted into the Sacred-Heart Griffin Alumni Hall of
17Fame in 2018; and
18    WHEREAS, Dan Dondanville was known for his commitment to
19his family, his strong faith, his dedication to Catholic
20education, and his devotion to coaching others; he was an avid
21boater, water skier, snow skier, Notre Dame Football tailgate
22host, country music fan, and all-around sports dad; he will be
23dearly missed; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dan Dondanville was preceded in death by his
2brother, John (Janet) Dondanville; and
3    WHEREAS, At the time of his death, Dan Dondanville was
4survived by his wife, Anne; his sons, Brian (Jane), Tim
5(Sara), Patrick (Ashley Ann), Roger, and Adrian Cave; his
6grandson, Griffin; his parents, Ann and Lee Dondanville; his
7siblings, Mary Rooney (Dr. Tom), Patty Berman (Jim), and Joe
8(Kelly); his sister-in-law, Janet Dondanville; his
9mother-in-law; and his many nieces and nephews; therefore, be
12ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
13Daniel J. "Dan" Dondanville and extend our sincere condolences
14to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
15it further
16    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17presented to the family of Dan Dondanville as an expression of
18our deepest sympathy.