Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jack McCurdy, great public servant of Morro Bay--who disappeared as if he had never existed

So in the BAY NEWS two months late we learn that the longtime journalist Jack McCurdy had died, without an obituary in the San Luis TRIBUNE.
He was 83. He has been missing from Farmer's Market for a long time. Months? Last we talked there he had persuaded me to buy Sisson's THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION OF 1800. I bought it and read it but never got to talk to him about it. I had other things on my mind and did not look for him at Farmer's Market.
Jack had done fine work on the LA TIMES before coming up here and contributing to the SLO COAST JOURNAL. He had helped fight the power plant here to a standstill. His passing was ignored--he had moved away, sick, and was ignored here.

This is the way it goes for old folks, even old folks with great records of achievement in the lives of their communities?

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