State Senator Mike O’ Pake died yesterday December, 26 2010 at the Reading Hospital. Senator O’ Pake was instrumentally in advocating for Reading and it’s residents since he first entered office back in 1976. I have personally met Senator O’Pake several times, and I can tell you first hand that his sole interest was to make Reading, PA the best possibly city that it could become. I believe what’s even more admirable is that he never left this city; he grew up at the Glennside projects and he practically never left. It is a great honor to have had this man represent my interests and the interests of my peers and Senator Mike will sorely be missed.