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Legislation #: 120586 Introduction Date: 6/28/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 7/8/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, SHARP, REED, JOHNSON, DAVIS, WAGNER, MARCASON, CURLS, TAYLOR AND JAMES, JR.
Title: Expressing sympathy on the death of Robert H. Hodge.

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6/25/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/28/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120586

 

Expressing sympathy on the death of Robert H. Hodge.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, has learned of the passing of Robert H. Hodge on May 6, 2012; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert was born September 3, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri and was the husband of Anna Mae Besgrove for 68 years; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert graduated from North Kansas City High School, Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert was a Doctor of Internal Medicine, serving as an Army doctor in Panama during World War II, completing his residency at Kansas City’s General Hospital, practicing medicine north of the Missouri River, and being involved with North Kansas City Hospital since its founding; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert served on a number of boards and became the first Northlander on the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation in 1963, served as chairman of the board from 1971 to 1974, was president of the National Recreation and Park Association Board of Trustees; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert worked diligently and accomplished so much, including helping add 3,500 acres to the park system (most all the Northland Parks), establish the first golf course north of the river; and

 

WHEREAS, the former Shoal Creek Park at 7000 N.E. Barry Road, the second largest park in the Kansas City system, was renamed Robert H. Hodge Park in his honor in 1975; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert spent his life serving others and the City and will be greatly missed; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Robert H. Hodge for his contributions to his community and to Kansas City and that the Council take special note of his death on May 6, 2012; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to his family, in token of the sadness felt by the Mayor and Council on this occasion.  

 

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