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Full Text of SR1188  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Tema Cruz of Decatur, who passed away on
4March 13, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, Tema Cruz was born in Danville on September 23,
61924 to Daniel de La and Stella Perchman-Cruz; he served, with
7honors, in the United States Army during World War II from 1943
8to 1946 in the Eastern Theater; he married Betty Jean Hood on
9March 2, 1954; and
10    WHEREAS, Tema Cruz retired as a molder from Wagner's
11Castings Foundry after over 45 years; and
12    WHEREAS, Tema Cruz was a Democratic precinct committeeman
13for many years; he enjoyed spending summers coaching Bronco and
14Pony League baseball in the 1970s; he helped develop the Junior
15Football League in its early years and coached middle school
16basketball; he could be found at all of his children's and
17grandchildren's sporting events; and
18    WHEREAS, Tema Cruz was preceded in death by his parents;
19brother, Theodore; and sister, Freda; and
20    WHEREAS, Tema Cruz is survived by his wife of 60 years,



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1Betty; sisters, Lena Brown and Victoria Simpson; children,
2Cynthia (Richard) Phillips, Tim (Wanda) Cruz, Tisa (Blenn)
3Springfield, Daniel (Gina) Cruz, Tina (Eddie) Taylor, Nicholas
4(Felice) Cruz, and Antonio (Frances) Cruz; 17 grandchildren; 17
5great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of
6nieces and nephews; therefore, be it
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
9Tema Cruz, and extend our sincere condolences to his family,
10friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further
11    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12presented to the family of Tema Cruz as an expression of our
13deepest sympathy.