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Record #: R2013-385   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Tribute to late Honorable Nicholas J. Melas
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-385.pdf
RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, The Honorable Nicholas J. Melas has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Nicholas J. Melas was a retired elected official and the loving husband of Irene, nee Prasopoulos; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Nicholas J. Melas was the much-adored father of Christina and Elizabeth, the grandfather of three and the great­grandfather of one to whom he imparted many of the fine and noble qualities that he possessed in abundance; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Nicholas J. Melas was the dear brother of the late Daniel and James; and

WHEREAS, A veteran of World War II, the Honorable Nicholas J. Melas served his country in the United States Army and was decorated with a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Nicholas J. Melas was elected in 1962 to the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; and

WHEREAS, With a tenure that spanned thirty years, the Honorable Nicholas J. Melas was re-elected five times and served eighteen years as President of the Board; and

WHEREAS, In recognition of his able service and the 100th Anniversary of the Water Reclamation District, the Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain was dedicated in 1989 on the north bank of the Chicago River at McClurg Court; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Nicholas J. Melas was also a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board; and

WHEREAS, The hard work, sacrifice and dedication of the Honorable Nicholas J. Melas serve as an example to all; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Nicholas J. Melas was an individual of great integrity and accomplishment who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his many relatives, friends and admirers; and

WHEREAS, To his beloved family, the Honorable Nicholas J. Melas imparts a legacy of faithfulness, service and dignity; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, ...

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