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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 Don B. Pioletti, Sr., who passed away on May 27, 2001; and

 5        WHEREAS, Don B. Pioletti, Sr. was born on May  19,  1912,
 6    in  Roanoke  to  Joseph  and Marie Cerva Pioletti; he married
 7    Erma M. White on November 26, 1940 in Peoria; and

 8        WHEREAS, Don Pioletti, Sr. was a 1935 graduate of  Eureka
 9    College  and  a 1938 graduate of John Marshall Law School; he
10    received the distinguished alumni citation from John Marshall
11    Law School in 1971, and served on the Eureka  College  alumni
12    board and was chairman of the fund-raising committee; and

13        WHEREAS,  Don Pioletti, Sr. served as first lieutenant in
14    the United States Army and served as a judge advocate; and

15        WHEREAS, Don Pioletti, Sr. was the  founding  partner  in
16    Pioletti and Pioletti law firm and practiced law from 1938 to
17    1998;  he  was a master and chancery for Woodford County from
18    1941 to 1943 and served as Woodford County administrator;  he
19    was  county and associate circuit judge from 1946 to 1966 and
20    served as the city attorney for Eureka and Roanoke  for  many
21    years;  in  addition,  he  served  as a director of Goodfield
22    State Bank and served as  its  president  for  more  than  25
23    years; and

24        WHEREAS,  Don  Pioletti,  Sr.  was  a former president of
25    Eureka Community Club and served on  the  advisory  board  of
26    Eureka   Community   Hospital;  he  served  on  the  four-man
27    committee that gave Eureka All-American City status  and  was
28    director  of  the Woodford County Historical Society; he also
29    served as chairman of the Eureka Pumpkin festival; and

30        WHEREAS, Don Pioletti, Sr. received  the  Eureka  College
31    Alumni  Board  of Merit award in 1986 and was a member of Tau
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 1    Kappa Epsilon; he was a charter member of Eureka Rotary and a
 2    member of the Izaak Walton League; he also served as chairman
 3    of the Creve Coeur Council of Boy Scouts; and

 4        WHEREAS, Don Pioletti, Sr. was a member and  trustee  for
 5    St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Washington for ten years and
 6    also  sang  in  its  choir; he also served as a member of St.
 7    Luke's Catholic Church in  Eureka  and  Knights  of  Columbus
 8    Fourth Degree Metamora Council; and

 9        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  Don  B. Pioletti, Sr. will be
10    deeply felt by all who knew and  loved  him,  especially  his
11    wife,  Erma;  his  sons,  Don  Jr. (wife, Camillia), Dan, and
12    Douglas (wife, Annette);  his  four  grandchildren;  and  his
13    sisters,   Marion   Newman  and  Lillian  (husband,  Charles)
14    Meginnes; therefore, be it

16    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
17    all who knew him, the  death  of  Don  B.  Pioletti,  Sr.  of
18    Eureka, Illinois; and be it further

19        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
20    presented to the family of Don  B.  Pioletti,  Sr.  with  our
21    sincere condolences.

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