SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 22
(By Senators Chafin, McCabe, Unger, Helmick, Sharpe, Kessler,
Plymale, Bowman, Edgell, Snyder, Bailey, Caldwell, Fanning, Rowe,
Jenkins, Minard, Ross, Dempsey, Deem, Love, Facemyer, Hunter,
Oliverio, McKenzie, Smith, Weeks, Boley, Guills and Tomblin, Mr.
Memorializing the life of Frederick L. Haddad, prominent
businessman, philanthropist and distinguished West Virginian.
Whereas, Frederick L. Haddad was born in 1920 in Boone County,
the son of the late Nathan and Sarah Haddad; and
Whereas, Frederick L. Haddad served his nation with pride and
distinction in the United States Air Force during World War II; and
Whereas, In 1959, Frederick L. Haddad was one of the founders
of Heck's, Inc., a chain of discount stores which operated
throughout West Virginia and in several other states; and
Whereas, Frederick L. Haddad retired as president and chairman
of Heck's, Inc., in 1983 but continued to participate in various
business ventures and maintained an office in Charleston; and
Whereas, Frederick L. Haddad contributed to West Virginia
through his service as a member of numerous state boards and
Whereas, Frederick L. Haddad, a savvy businessman, was also a
philanthropist who contributed to many organizations and
associations, as well as community projects, some of which bear his name; and
Whereas, Sadly, the life of Frederick L. Haddad came to an end
on January 13, 2003, bringing to a close a long and productive life
as a businessman, philanthropist and distinguished West Virginian.
He is survived by his wife Karen White Haddad, daughter Susan Lee
Haddad, son F. Lawrence Haddad and two granddaughters; therefore,
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby memorializes the life of Frederick L.
Haddad, prominent businessman, philanthropist and distinguished
West Virginian; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate extends its sincere sympathy
to the family of Frederick L. Haddad and its appreciation for the
many contributions he made to West Virginia through his active
participation as a member of numerous state boards and commissions
and for his savvy business sense which provided jobs for West
Virginians; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward
a copy of this resolution to family of the late Frederick L.