Aug 21, 2011

A Special Man

Wanted to take a moment to dedicate this post to my father-in-law...Charles!!
Sadly he passed away yesterday at the age of 81. It was a very peaceful passing which was a blessing.
Chas graduated from Brown University class of 1951.  He served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant on the USS Fletcher DDE 445.   He graduated from Harvard Law School.  His legal career included private practice at a very large local firm from 1959 to 1989 with a brief interval as Assistant Attorney General of Rhode Island in charge of the civil division. 
Later, he maintained a small private practice until he retired in 2000.   He worked primarily as an Estate Attorney but was most proud of his pro bono work with the American Civil Liberties Union, defending such rights as pro-choice, Indian land rights, fair housing, police harassment. 
He served on many boards including incorporating Hospice Care of Rhode Island, which as it turns out, were the wonderful people to make him comfortable in his final days. The director even came to see him that last day to express their graditude for the part he played for them.
Are we all proud of bet!


roc said...

oh wanda - truly i am deeply saddened for you all. i love your dedication to what appears to be a wonderful man who truly gave of himself during his life. i can totally understand what makes you proud of him. his accomplishments are truly selfless and giving. it sounds as though he had a very rich and full life. god bless him and all of you.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wanda, so sorry to hear it finally happened. This is a beautiful tribute to what obviously was a very special man. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! As Roc said, he obviously had a full and wonderful life

rsctt said...

sorry for your loss

siggiofmaine said...

My condolences on the passing of a man that meant so much to you and others.

Peace and love to you and the family as you go thru this difficult time.

☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

WW said...

Thank you all for your kind words. Means a lot.