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NO. R-42. JOINT RESOLUTION in memory of Kim Bittermann.

(J.R.H. 30)

Offered by: Representatives Jordan of Middlesex, Brooks of Montpelier and Seibert of Norwich.

Whereas, Kim Bittermann was born in Fairborn, Ohio, and

Whereas, after graduating from Duke University and pursuing graduate studies at both Boston University and the University of Kentucky, he initially resided in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia before settling in Middlesex in 1977, and

Whereas, he was the marketing director for a major brass concern in Burlington and had previously been employed in the wood stove industry, and

Whereas, Kim Bittermann was an avid outdoors enthusiast who appreciated the beauty and tranquility of Vermontís rural environment, and

Whereas, besides the Vermont woods, Kim Bittermann was enthralled by water, loved canoeing, sailing, and windsurfing and regularly vacationed on an island in the woods of Maine, and

Whereas, he loved to engage in amateur athletics, including basketball and tennis, and

Whereas, his sudden and unexpected death, while playing in a friendly informal game of basketball, saddened his many friends who could always count on his high spirits and helpful assistance, and

Whereas, he was married to Susan Galt Bittermann for over three decades, and they were the parents of two daughters, Jessica and Vanessa, and

Whereas, he was the son of Norman and Ann Bittermann of Berlin, the brother of Rusty Bittermann of Fredricton, New Brunswick, and Representative Karen Kitzmiller of Montpelier, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of Kim Bittermann, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Susan Galt Bittermann in Middlesex, Norman and Ann Bittermann in Berlin, Rusty Bittermann in Fredricton, Nova Scotia, and to Representative Karen Kitzmiller in Montpelier.