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LETTERS: Community mourns losses

To the editor:

Peabody suffered a major blow last week. 

First we received word July 27 that Vietnam combat veteran Leroy Mosiman was found deceased at his home. Leroy has been a Legionnaire that we could depend on whenever needed. He was just always there to help when it came to duties that needed to be carried out. He wasn’t there for the fun stuff – he was there for the responsibilities. He took it seriously. He performed his duties with honor and respect. We lost a good one.

As I drove home after hearing of this news I thought his good buddy and friend, Bob Marshall, was really going to miss him. Thursday morning I received a call that Bob had died during the night at his home.

As my band teacher, he taught me and many others how to be responsible and do what is expected of us, but at the same time, how to have fun doing it. As a friend he was an endless resource. Bob has spent hours and hours volunteering for whatever was needed in Peabody. Every time you needed an auctioneer, a music person, a friend, a mentor, a critic, or anything else anyone needed from him, he was your guy.

A void has been left by two civic-minded guys who were just always there to help. As our small town mourns, somehow I know Leroy and Bob are at some huge auction in the sky.

God bless your families.

Myrna Wood
Peabody

Last modified Aug. 5, 2010

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