It is with deep regret that we announce the death of our long-term Trustee, Joseph Pisano. Mr. Pisano served as a member of the SERS Board of Trustees on two separate occasions: first as an active SERS employee appointed by then-Governor Thompson on October 19, 1979 until December 1991; and as the appointed State retiree from May 1998 until his death. Mr. Pisano served as a dedicated and conscientious member of the Board. Mr. Pisano began his career with the State of Illinois in 1965 as an accountant with the Department of Public Safety. He retired in December of 1991 after 26 years of service. He was 78 years old.