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FCW Insider: Godspeed Howard Metzenbaum


Former Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) passed away this week. Both the NYT and the WP have obituaries this morning. One of Metzenbaum's daughter's, Shelley H. Metzenbaum, is married to Steve Kelman, a Harvard professor, FCW columnist and now also a blogger.

In addition to Shelley, the NYT reports that survivors include Metzenbaum's wife, the former Shirley Turoff; three other daughters, Barbara J. Metzenbaum of Topanga, Calif.; Susan M. Hyatt of Atherton, Calif.,  and Amy B. Metzenbaum of Mill Valley, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

I sent Steve and Shelley a note this morning offering my condolences and sympathies. Having been through a lot of loss myself this year, I have learned that there is no way to prepare for these kinds of things, and you rely on your family and friends for support. And it is always a good reminder that there are real people behind the people who we tend to only see on television these days.

As I was reading through the obituaries, I was recalling what a firebrand Howard Metzenbaum was.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shelley, Steve and the Metzenbaum family.

Godspeed Howard.

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Mar 14, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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