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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing the Reverend Donald G. Capp.


     , read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing the Reverend Donald G. Capp .

    Whereas, the Reverend Donald G. Capp was born in 1926 and served his country in the United States Navy during World War II;

    Whereas, upon completion of his duty, Reverend Capp continued his education, graduating from high school and receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity degrees from Bloomfield College and Seminary in New Jersey;

    Whereas, the Reverend Donald G. Capp was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church in 1955, and further received his doctoral degree from McCormick Theological Seminary;

    Whereas, Reverend Capp served churches in New Jersey, Michigan, and Indiana, including the 43rd Avenue Presbyterian Church in Gary, Indiana and the Faith United Church of Christ in Hammond, Indiana;

    Whereas, in his role as a pillar of the community, the Reverend Donald G. Capp was the driving force behind the creation of the Indiana Youth Services Association and the Gary Crisis Center;

    Whereas, in the course of his service to the community, the Reverend Capp was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award and granted an honorary doctorate from the Geneva Theological School; and

     Whereas, the Reverend Donald G. Capp's lifetime of service and dedication to the citizens of Indiana are qualities to be admired and extolled: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:

     SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes the Reverend Donald G. Capp for a lifetime of service. May his commitment to our community serve as an inspiration to us all. We salute his life and honor his memory.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Reverend Capp's wife, Shirley Caylor, and Barbara Wisdom, Associate Director of the Gary Crisis Center.