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File #: 20-3449    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTHUR MATILLANO
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/23/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTHUR MATILLANO WHEREAS, Arthur "Art" Facultad Matillano, dedicated letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, husband, and father of four, died on June 23, 2020, at the age of 62; and WHEREAS, born in the Philippines, Art immigrated to Chicago in 1968 and graduated from Kelvyn Park High School; and WHEREAS, Art was a respected and highly-regarded letter carrier for the Postal Service, where he proudly served for 33 years, 15 of which he spent delivering mail to residents living on Evanston's Route 88. His coworkers describe him as a "once-in-a-lifetime individual", and as "someone who not just loved their job, but was good at it."; and WHEREAS, an avid sports fan, Art cheered on all Chicago teams with the exception of the White Sox, and would diligently set aside time to watch a documentary about the Chicago Bulls with his children. Art was also a devoted member of his church, and, in the words of his brother Lucien Ma...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTHUR MATILLANO

WHEREAS, Arthur "Art" Facultad Matillano, dedicated letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, husband, and father of four, died on June 23, 2020, at the age of 62; and

WHEREAS, born in the Philippines, Art immigrated to Chicago in 1968 and graduated from Kelvyn Park High School; and

WHEREAS, Art was a respected and highly-regarded letter carrier for the Postal Service, where he proudly served for 33 years, 15 of which he spent delivering mail to residents living on Evanston's Route 88. His coworkers describe him as a "once-in-a-lifetime individual", and as "someone who not just loved their job, but was good at it."; and

WHEREAS, an avid sports fan, Art cheered on all Chicago teams with the exception of the White Sox, and would diligently set aside time to watch a documentary about the Chicago Bulls with his children. Art was also a devoted member of his church, and, in the words of his brother Lucien Matillano, "Art's life was used to help people see God's salvation."; and

WHEREAS, Art's family and children were the joy of his life. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Rowena; his parents, Mitzi and Luciano Matillano; his siblings, Jane Tiojanco, Luciano Matillano Jr., Lucien Matillano, Arnold Matillano, Susan Becker, and Leo Matillano; his adoring children, Joshua Matillano, Ashley Matillano, Hannah Julian, and Caleb Matillano; and his grandchildren, twins Owen and Grey Julian.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of Cook County, on behalf of the 5.2 million residents of Cook County, honors the life and contributions of ARTHUR MATILLANO, and herewith expresses its sincere gratitude for the invaluable contributions he has made to the Citizens of Cook County, Illinois; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this Resolution be spread upon the official proceedings of this Body and that an official copy of the same be tendered...

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