Tuesday, July 3, 2012

In Memoriam: Glenn Howard (1939-2012)

Former Indiana State Senator and City-County Councillor, Glenn Howard, passed away last night at the age of 72.

Howard will be remembered for many things, but I can't really improve on City-County Council President Maggie Lewis' statement on the passing of Senator Howard.

Glenn Howard
The passing of our dear friend and community leader The Honorable Glenn Howard leaves all of us with heavy hearts. Senator Howard loved the Indianapolis community and his passion and commitment to service were unprecedented. He paved the way for individuals such as myself and others who have been called into public service to remain steadfast and to approach our work as servant-leaders. His contributions to our city will be felt for decades to come. His family and friends are in our prayers and thoughts today.

WISH-TV's Jim Shella also published a eulogy to Howard.  He credited his longtime public service to the community but also his fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Street a reality in Indianapolis.

Shella reports that Alzheimer's Disease contributed to Senator Howard's death.  It's the same thing that took my grandfather.  He could not tell us that he was experiencing pain from stomach cancer.  It's a truly awful disease, and we must someday find a cure or a way to improve the quality of life of late stage patients.

Senator Howard's strong voice and advocacy for those without voices in this community will be sorely missed.  Senator Howard can rest easy now without any more pain and suffering from a horrible disease.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Family Of Sentor Howard ,
Our Deepest Prayers for each of you.And to My Dear Friend his Daughter Tamara You have always been a great inspiration to many of us we love you and may peace be with you at this sad time in your life.

Your Ford Friend
Dianna Lay