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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Phillip E. O'Shaughnessy, D.D.S., M.S.D.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Phillip E. O'Shaughnessy, D.D.S., M.S.D.

    Whereas, Philip E. O'Shaughnessy recently lost his long struggle with pancreatic cancer;

    Whereas, During his lifetime, Philip E. O'Shaughnessy served the people of Allen County and the state of Indiana faithfully for many years;

    Whereas, Dr. O'Shaughnessy was born August 11, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois;

    Whereas, Dr. O'Shaughnessy and his family later moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he attended South Side High School;

    Whereas, In 1955, Phillip married Roberta Jean Rychener, a union that produced six children - Stephen, Mark, Patricia, Sandra, Andrew, and Susan;

    Whereas, Dr. O'Shaughnessy received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his D.D.S. and M.S.D. degrees from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he majored in oral diagnosis and oral medicine;

    Whereas, In addition to his work as a coroner, Dr. O'Shaughnessy maintained his own private dental practicing specializing in periodontics and was an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, an adjunct

associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, an instructor at the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, a consultant at the Fort Wayne State Hospital and Training Center, a consultant for the Indiana State Coroner's Association, an associate instructor for the Fort Wayne Police Academy, and a member and consultant to the Coroners Training Board;

    Whereas, Dr. O'Shaughnessy also found time in his busy schedule to become a published author with articles appearing in such respected publications as the Journal of Dental Research, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology, the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Education, and the Indiana Dentist;

    Whereas, Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. O'Shaughnessy received many honors, including the American Academy of Roentgenology Award, the Roentgenology Interpretation Award, the U.S. Public Health Service Post-Graduate Fellowship, the Isaac Knapp Dental Society Distinguished Service Award, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumnus of the Year Award, the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission's Volunteer of the Year Award, the Indiana Association of Counties Outstanding Coroner of the Year Award, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne's Ralph E. Broyles Medal, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, South Side High School Distinguished Alumnus, and he was a Sagamore of the Wabash;

    Whereas, Dr. O'Shaughnessy served as Allen County coroner from 1985 until 1993 and from 1997 until his death January 16, 2001;

    Whereas, Dr. O'Shaughnessy always found time in his busy schedule to help the less fortunate by volunteering his time and expertise as a dentist at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, and by serving as president of the board of directors of the Matthew 25 Clinic and the Fort Wayne Area Coordinator of Focus on Health;

    Whereas, Dr. O'Shaughnessy's caring and compassionate nature truly knew no boundaries. He donated his time to the

less fortunate in other countries by participating in dental missions to Esquipulas, Guatemala, and Quito, Ecuador; and

    Whereas, Men like Phillip E. O'Shaughnessy come along once in a lifetime. He was beloved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his family and friends: 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 wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Phillip E. O'Shaughnessy and its appreciation for the many hours of dedicated service he gave to the people of Indiana.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the family of Phillip E. O'Shaughnessy, his wife Roberta and children Stephen, Mark, Patricia, Sandra, Andrew, and Susan.