(By Delegates Givens and Ennis)

"In memory of Mino R. D'Aurora, former member from Brooke County, assistant doorkeeper, county assessor, city councilman, educator, worker and distinguished citizen."
Whereas, Mino R. D'Aurora was a native of Italy and a resident of Follansbee, Brooke County, West Virginia; and
Whereas, He was married to Mary Margaret (Macre), who was deceased on July 14, 1957. They had three children: Mary Ann, Giovino John and Joseph Anthony. Married a second time on January 2, 1961, to Pauline Rhodes of Weirton, they also had three children: Robert Martin, James Warner (deceased) and Paul Michael; and
Whereas, Mino D'Aurora was educated in the public schools of Brooke County and Stubenville Business College. He was a former employee of Follansbee Steel Corporation, with thirty-five years of service, and a retired employee of Titanium Metals Corporation of America, Toronto, with twelve years of service; and
Whereas, Mino R. D'Aurora served this Legislature with distinction as a member of the House of Delegates from Brooke County from 1959 through 1973, as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Health and Welfare, member of the Committee on Finance, member of the Committee on Industry and Labor and as assistant doorkeeper of the House; and
Whereas, Mr. D'Aurora devoted himself to public service outside the Legislature by serving as deputy assessor of Brooke County and councilman for the city of Follansbee; and
Whereas, He was active in civic, religious and fraternal affairs. He was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee, the Holy Name Society, Loyal Order of the Moose, Sons of Italy, Theta Chi Alpha fraternity, fourth degree Knights of Columbus, Knights of St. George, Knights of St. Anthony, Cedar Lodge, United Steelworkers of America AFL, and he was Past Worthy President of the Eagles, co-chairman of the Follansbee Yuletide Committee and Santa Claus to the Greater Ohio Valley; and
Whereas, Mino D'Aurora was a loyal fan of the Thundering Herd, being a "cheerleader emeritus" and having been instrumental in achieving university status for Marshall College; and
Whereas, The State of West Virginia and its people were greatly enriched by Mr. D'Aurora's life and achievements and are deeply diminished by his death on November 23, 1997; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates notes the life and mourns the death of Mino R. D'Aurora, former member and friend, and extends its deep sympathy to his widow Pauline M. Rhodes D'Aurora and his family; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for Pauline M. Rhodes D'Aurora, wife, for his children, John of Morgantown, Father Joseph D'Aurora of San Diego, California, Robert M. D'Aurora of Bridgeport, Paul M. D'Aurora of Tampa, Florida, Mrs. Mary Ann DeLuca of Chesapeake, Virginia, and the Mayor of Follansbee, West Virginia.