Bill Text: IL SR0301 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Mourns the death of Roscoe Garrett of Lake Forest.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2015-04-16 - Resolution Adopted [SR0301 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2015-SR0301-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Roscoe Garrett of Lake Forest, who passed
4away on March 13, 2015; and
5 WHEREAS, Roscoe Garrett was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on
6July 9, 1923 to Logan T. and Rose (nee Bosch) Garrett; he spent
7his childhood in West Allis and Milwaukee, with an interlude of
82 years in Portland, Oregon; he graduated from West Allis
9Central High School in 1939 and married Jeanne Lucas on
10September 7, 1943; he served his country in the United States
11Army during World War II, fighting under General Patton during
12the Battle of the Bulge; he was awarded a Bronze Star for
13heroism in battle and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant while in
14Europe; he was able to begin his college studies while in the
15Army, attending the University of Maine and completed a
16Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the
17University of Wisconsin, graduating cum laude in 1948; and
18 WHEREAS, Roscoe Garrett began work as an engineering
19draftsman at the Allen Bradley Corporation and enjoyed a
20successful career in engineering and business for the next 41
21years; he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the
22Riley Corporation, a publicly listed company, for several
23years, and subsequently was the general manager of the same

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1business under a series of parent companies, including US
2Filter, Ashland Oil, and Ametek; he retired from Ametek in
31989; and
4 WHEREAS, Roscoe Garrett and his wife were active in the
5Deerfield community; they were also active members of Holy
6Cross Catholic Church in Deerfield; they enjoyed many long-held
7friendships in Deerfield and were involved in several
8charitable organizations; and
9 WHEREAS, Roscoe Garrett was preceded in death by his wife
10of 67 years, Jeanne; his sister, Carol Denig; his daughter,
11Sally; his granddaughter, Maria; and his son, John "Jack"; and
12 WHEREAS, Roscoe Garrett is survived by his sons, Scott
13(Susan) and Paul (Sharon); his grandchildren, Brett (Maryam),
14Elizabeth Mettler (Matt), Alison, and Ben; and his
15great-grandchildren, Abigail and Logan; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
18Roscoe Garrett, and extend our sincere condolences to his
19family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
21 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be

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1presented to the family of Roscoe Garrett as an expression of
2our deepest sympathy.