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Remembering A Very Sad June

| July 03, 2011, 01:00 AM | 1 Comment

July is here and not a minute too soon.  While we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation, the greater community and families are still mired in the loss of their loved ones.

Earlier in June, we lost two college students with promising futures in a motorcycle accident–Van Eney and Kelcey Silva.

Later in June, the tragic sailing death of Olivia Constants rocked the sailing world and the local world as news of her death spread literally all over the world.

And more recently, we lost one of the most benevolent businessmen  that the area has ever seen in Don Riddle, founder and owner of Homestead Gardens.

And on the same day, former County Councilman and former Delegate Dave Boschert, a man who had literally given his life to public service lost his battle to cancer.

Today’s world will not be the same without the leadership and passion exhibited by Don and Dave. And while their friends and families are grieving their loss, we hope that they can take some comfort in knowing that these two men truly did make a difference.

And similarly, the friends and families of Van, Kelcey and Olivia should know that tomorrow’s world will not be the same without the gifts that these three surely would have brought.

I have known three of these people personally and their death certainly has had an impact on my family. While I did not know them well, I feel I know them well enough to realize that all of them would want us to embrace the life around us and not dwell on their passing.


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About the Author - John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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  1. Ann says:

    John, thank you so much for this. Sometimes we see an obituary or a story in the news but we forget just how many lives will be changed by that one death. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these horrible losses.

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