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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 learned with regret of the death of Rizk S. Alwan of Peoria on
4 Friday, December 23, 2005; and
5     WHEREAS, He was born on May 31, 1921, in Itoo, Lebanon, to
6 Simon and Labeba Alwan; he married Laurice Alwan on August 21,
7 1950, in Peoria; and
8     WHEREAS, He was owner and operator of Alwans Plaza grocery
9 store on McBean Street in Peoria; he later went on to be
10 co-owner and operator of Famous Recipe Fried Chicken; most
11 recently, he was a consultant for the Community Action Agency;
12 and
13     WHEREAS, He was an active member of St. Sharbel Maronite
14 Catholic Church; he was a leader with the Maronite Christian
15 Formation and contributed to its writings and teachings; he was
16 a member of St. Sharbel Men's Club and the Order of St.
17 Sharbel; he was a recipient of the Apostolic Maronite Silver
18 Masabki Award for his service and leadership; and
19     WHEREAS, Mr. Alwan was known to donate food for the poor;
20 he was known as God's servant in the church, and his wisdom,
21 strength, and faith helped him keep the traditions of the
22 church alive; he was a great believer of St. Sharbel; and
23     WHEREAS, The passing of Rizk Alwan has been deeply felt by
24 many, especially his wife, Laurice; his daughter, Kathy (Bob)
25 Couri; his grandchildren, Brian and Kristina; his brother, Tony
26 Alwan; and his sister, Mahab Khattar; he was preceded in death
27 by his parents; his son, Simon Alwan; his daughter, Denise
28 Alwan; his three brothers; and his two sisters; therefore, be
29 it



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2 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
3 Rizk S. Alwan, and we extend our sincere condolences to his
4 family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
5 further
6     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
7 presented to his family as an expression of our deepest
8 sympathy.