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File #: 14-5267    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/8/2014 In control: Silvestri
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF GEORGE A. LEONI WHEREAS, George A. Leoni, of Melrose Park, Illinois passed away on September 3, 2014, after living a long and rich life dedicated to family, service and community; and WHEREAS, Mr. Leoni was born in a small town in Pennsylvania and settled in Melrose Park in 1922, where he lived the rest of his life; and WHEREAS, Mr. Leoni fought valiantly for his country in World War II. In the midst of intense fighting in the Philippines, he carried one of his wounded men to safety and was shot in the shoulder. For his bravery, he was awarded the Purple Heart; and WHEREAS, for over 35 years he owned Leoni's Restaurant, which he operated with his beloved late wife, Lena and their daughters, Georgia and Donna. For over three decades, Leoni's was not just known for its delicious food, but as a place where everyone was welcomed and treated as family. Countless people still share stories and memories of Leoni's and the great times they h...
Sponsors: PETER N. SILVESTRI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE A. LEONI

WHEREAS, George A. Leoni, of Melrose Park, Illinois passed away on September 3, 2014, after living a long and rich life dedicated to family, service and community; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Leoni was born in a small town in Pennsylvania and settled in Melrose Park in 1922, where he lived the rest of his life; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Leoni fought valiantly for his country in World War II. In the midst of intense fighting in the Philippines, he carried one of his wounded men to safety and was shot in the shoulder. For his bravery, he was awarded the Purple Heart; and

WHEREAS, for over 35 years he owned Leoni's Restaurant, which he operated with his beloved late wife, Lena and their daughters, Georgia and Donna. For over three decades, Leoni's was not just known for its delicious food, but as a place where everyone was welcomed and treated as family. Countless people still share stories and memories of Leoni's and the great times they had there; and

WHEREAS, George Leoni served as the Executive Director of the Veteran's Park District for over three decades. During his tenure, he is credited for many innovations and expanded services and programs; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Leoni's love for his community and its residents was always evident. He volunteered his time and energy to several organizations including Proviso Mental Health, PARC, Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, Villa Scalabrini Home for the Aged, Disabled American Veterans, Melrose Park Police and Fire Commission and Melrose Park Little League, Football and Hockey; and

WHEREAS, George Leoni's greatest pride and passion were his family and friends. He was a devoted husband and patriarch who instilled the values of integrity, loyalty and unconditional love. He was a steadfast friend, always available to counsel or help or simply lighten a mood with his wonderful smile. His positive impact on so many is his lasting legacy.

NOW, THERE...

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