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92nd General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the friends and family
 4    of Louis H. Bitto, who passed away on February 28, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Louis H. Bitto was born on January 25, 1927,  in
 6    Chicago  to Albertine Forgue Bitto; he married Mary Murphy on
 7    May 28, 1949; their union lasted nearly 53 years and produced
 8    10 sons and two daughters; and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. Bitto attended Crane Technical  High  School
10    and  enlisted  in  the  Navy  in  1944;  he saw action in the
11    Pacific and helped transport troops home  from  Europe  after
12    the war; and

13        WHEREAS,  Throughout his career he worked in the printing
14    industry and  served  in  every  capacity  from  pressman  to
15    production supervisor; and

16        WHEREAS,   Louis   Bitto   was   a   caring  husband  and
17    extraordinary   father;   he   encouraged   his    children's
18    participation  in  sports,  attended  hundreds of Carmel High
19    School football games, and served as coach for  the  Gagewood
20    Lions Club Little League for many years; and

21        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Bitto  will be remembered for his open and
22    generous personality, his sense of humor, his resourcefulness
23    and ingenuity, his commitment to doing his best, his absolute
24    integrity, and his love of babies; and

25        WHEREAS, The passing of Louis H.  Bitto  will  be  deeply
26    felt  by  all  who knew him, especially his wife, Mary Bitto;
27    his sister, Arlene Bitto; his daughter, Christine Bitto;  his
28    sons,  Louis Anthony (Linda) Bitto, Ronald (Constance) Bitto,
29    Thomas  (Doreen)  Bitto,  Steven  (Maureen)  Bitto,   Michael
30    (Patricia)  Bitto,  Mark (Carol) Bitto, Matthew Bitto, Andrew
31    (Katherine) Bitto, Mitchell (Barbara)  Bitto,  and  Alexander
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 1    (Kelly)  Bitto;  his grandchildren, Benjamin, Nicholas, Mark,
 2    Joseph, Evan, Andrew, Gabriel, Tracy, Cody,  Corryn,  Claire,
 3    Peter, Jack, Ryan, Jaclyn, Madeline, and Abigail Bitto, Steve
 4    (Camille),   David  (Tammy)  and  Kim  Mueller,  Michael  and
 5    Christopher Koziol, Sarah and Zachary Long, Lee Johnston  and
 6    Todd  Doyle;  and  his  great-grandchildren,  Eric  Ross, and
 7    Megan, Devin, and Kayleigh Mueller; he was preceded in  death
 8    by  his grandfather and role model, Louis Forgue; his mother,
 9    Albertine Forgue Bitto; his sisters, Elizabeth Bitto Seeliger
10    and Barbara Bitto Rollins; and  his  daughter,  Louise  Bitto
11    Long; therefore, be it

13    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
14    all  who  knew  him, the death of Louis H. Bitto of Wildwood,
15    Illinois; and be it further

16        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
17    presented  to  the  family of Louis H. Bitto with our sincere
18    condolences.

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