Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Passing of a Great Man

This week the world became a lesser place with the passing of a great man.

Yes, a great man. But not famous one - not someone you likely know. 

But, Glenn Anderson of Sinclairville, NY was someone worthy of the title of "great" as he was everything that people should strive to be in this world. Glenn was bright, quick, smart, funny, interesting, polite, industrious, curious, a hard worker, fun-loving, dedicated to family and much more.

His easy going style and love of life was infectious. I remember Diane and I attending an NBA basketball game with him here in Seattle a few years ago, and while we did enjoy the ins and outs of the game, the conversation flowed non-stop over topics far and wide - computers, politics, other sports, up-state NY, and many others. Glenn made you fell right at home, even in the nose bleed seats at a basketball stadium.

Glenn was such a nice guy that I doubt he would ever say he was "great," but I will. In short, he was a spectacularly decent human being. 

To put a finer point on it...the world needs more Glenn Andersons not fewer and it's damn sad that he is gone.

Glenn, rest in peace.

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