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(J.R.H. 139)

Offered by: Representative Milne of Washington.

Whereas, David Cilley's lifelong service to the municipal, fraternal and religious sectors in the town of Tunbridge was truly remarkable, and

Whereas, he unquestionably represented the highest civic virtues of his native Orange County town, and

Whereas, David Cilley, upon graduating from South Royalton High School, entered his family's business, the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, which he directed for over 45 years, and

Whereas, as a trained emergency medical technician, he operated the Boardway and Cilley Ambulance Service, and

Whereas, for many years, David Cilley was always on call for the Tunbridge Volunteer Fire Department, and for 20 years he served as the department's treasurer and trustee, and

Whereas, he served the citizens of Tunbridge in many public offices, including town auditor, trustee of public funds, cemetery commissioner, and justice of the peace, and

Whereas, David Cilley was intimately associated with his hometown's premier institution, the Tunbridge World's Fair, where he served for 42 years as a director as well as superintendent of decorations, machinery, entertainment and antiques, and more recently, as superintendent of concessions, and

Whereas, his fraternal affiliations included the Lions and the Masons, and

Whereas, David Cilley's concern for the well-being of his fellow human beings motivated him to join the American Red Cross where he held many positions in the Orange County chapter, including county disaster relief director, and

Whereas, he was an active sportsman, who as treasurer of the Tunbridge Trout Club, was an avid fisherman as well as hunter and swimmer, and

Whereas, he solemnly practiced his religious faith as a veteran member of the Tunbridge Congregational Church Parish Council, and

Whereas, David Pearl Cilley's sudden death has deprived the townspeople of Tunbridge of a leading citizen, community leader, and most importantly, a dear friend, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere sympathy to the family of David Pearl Cilley, including his wife Elaine, his sister Joanne, his son Dennis, his daughters Susan, Patricia and Brenda, his six grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Elaine Cilley in Tunbridge.