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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are saddened to learn of the death of Marvin
 4    "Bud" Ehrlich of Danville, who passed away April 5,2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Mr. Ehrlich was born May 16, 1919,  in  Chicago,
 6    the  son  of  Barney and Bessie Middleman Ehrlich; he married
 7    Marcia Kerman on October 17, 1942, in Abilene, Texas; and

 8        WHEREAS, Mr. Ehrlich was president of  Bud's  Electronics
 9    and   Car   Stereo   and   Bud's  Express  Cellular;  he  was
10    instrumental in bringing cable television to Danville; and

11        WHEREAS, Mr. Ehrlich served in the U.S. Army during World
12    War II as a Master Sergeant  in  North  Africa,  France,  and
13    Italy,  and  learned  many  languages  while  being  in those
14    countries; and

15        WHEREAS, Mr. Ehrlich was a  member  of  the  Congregation
16    Israel,  a  life-time  member  of  Hadassah,  and a life-time
17    member of B'nai B'rith; he was a member of  Elks  Lodge  332;
18    and

19        WHEREAS, Mr. Ehrlich was a member of the Red Mask Players
20    and the Danville Light Opera; he played Tevya from Fiddler on
21    the Roof twice; and

22        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Ehrlich  had early theater experience when
23    his parents owned a  restaurant,  Mamma  Ehrlichs,  near  the
24    Marlboro  Theater  in  Chicago,  where  he  met such stars as
25    Milton  Berle  and  Sophie   Tucker,   who   frequented   the
26    restaurant; and

27        WHEREAS,  Mr. Ehrlich was very charitable to many causes;
28    he enjoyed playing gin, watching the Cubs and Bears, bowling,
29    golf, handball, and volleyball, he was an  avid  sports  fan;
30    Mr.  Ehrlich  received  an  award  for his involvement in the
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 1    early part of Danville's urban rehabilitation; and

 2        WHEREAS, Mr. Ehrlich was very generous to his family  and
 3    friends  and  will  be  deeply missed by them, especially his
 4    daughter,  Beth  (Al)  Pontecone;  his   six   grandchildren,
 5    Bradley,  Carrie,  Marisa,  Talia,  Alexa,  and  Hannah;  his
 6    several special nieces and nephews who were like brothers and
 7    sisters; and his many friends; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Ehrlich was preceded in death by his wife,
 9    Marcia; and his four sisters, one at birth, Lillian, Brenner,
10    Carrie Pollack, and Sylvia Weinstein; therefore, be it

12    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
13    all those who knew him and loved him,  the  death  of  Marvin
14    "Bud" Ehrlich; and be it further

15        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
16    presented to the family of Marvin "Bud" Ehrlich  of  Danville
17    with our deepest sympathies.

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