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Full Text of SR0409  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Judge Matthew Maurer of Springfield,
4who passed away on July 23, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Judge Maurer was born in Springfield to Dr.
6Joseph Jude and Rosetta M. Tega Maurer on May 21, 1961; he
7graduated from Griffin High School in 1980 and the University
8of Illinois College of Law in 1987; he married Kristina "Kris"
9McCarthy on January 13, 1995; and
10    WHEREAS, Judge Maurer began his career as a prosecutor in
11the states attorney's office; he later served in private
12practice, as a felony public defender, and as first assistant
13states attorney; he was appointed judge of the 7th Judicial
14Circuit in 2013; and
15    WHEREAS, Judge Maurer was charitable towards many area
16organizations, including the St. John's College of Nursing
17Scholarship Fund, W.I.L.D. Canine Rescue, Helping Hands, and
18many others; he was a member of Koke Mill Christian Church; and
19    WHEREAS, Judge Maurer was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs,
20Chicago Bears, Illini basketball and football, NASCAR, and
21Formula One racing; he enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and Wagon



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1Train; one of his favorite childhood memories was riding in
2pony shows in Valley View; he was also known to be an
3accomplished baseball and basketball player; and
4    WHEREAS, Judge Maurer was preceded in death by his
5parents; his siblings, Dr. JoAnne M. Maurer, John A. Maurer,
6and Dr. Chris L. Maurer; his father-in-law, Kevin L. McCarthy;
7and his labs, Teddy and Molly; and
8    WHEREAS, Judge Maurer is survived by his wife, Kris; his
9son, Shad Surgis; his daughter, Jenna Maurer; his siblings,
10Mary Rose (Tom) Hoffman, Joseph J. (Lisa) Maurer Jr., Linda
11Shoemaker, Diane Howard (Rex Bruss), Dr. Susan Maurer (Denise
12Wend), and Daniel (Rachael) Maurer; his mother-in-law,
13Patricia McCarthy (Dennis Poss); his brothers-in-law, Dr. Mark
14Gekas, Kevin (Rhonda) McCarthy, and Kyle McCarthy; his
15sister-in-law, Kim McCarthy; several aunts, uncles, nieces,
16nephews, and cousins; and his golden doodle puppy, Rusty;
17therefore, be it
19ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
20Judge Matthew Maurer and extend our sincere condolences to his
21family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Judge Maurer as an expression of our
3deepest sympathy.