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The Passing of a Great Man

Member News • Jun 12th, 2018 • (updated: Jun 12th, 2018) • 2 Comments

 

On June 8th, 2018, Covina Sunrise Rotary suffered a monumental loss - one of our own, Hugh Ledford, left us peacefully in his sleep. Although Hugh has been fighting for his life at City of Hope for several years, his time had come to pass. Hugh has been a Charter Member of CSR from its origin in 1982 and was a keystone of its existence ever since. He became Club President in 2000 and served many years on the Board of Directors in many capacities. He was present at nearly every event that CSR held and was a true Rotarian in every sense of the word.

On Saturday, June 16th, the Club and Hugh's family will honor him in a Celebration of Life party at our meeting place, District Field Conference Center in Covina. Doors will open at 10am with a brief program from the family scheduled at 10:30. Video presentations and Hugh's favorite rock 'n' roll music will be in the air with food and beverages to be consumed. Hugh had wanted this event to be a "party" and even specified that he wanted everyone to wear Hawaiian shirts and no black attire! Guests with classic cars are encouraged to bring them to the event in Hugh's honor and for his love of the classics.

We shall miss Hugh's presence in every meeting, every event, and truly every day of our lives.

Comments

 
  1. Grizel Santiago

    Hugh will be remembered fondly for his generosity and compassion towards all who knew him. Now in the arms and light of our King Jesus Christ. My condolences to his family and all who knew and loved Hugh. Thank you Hugh for all the help you offered us in believing that we could carry on with the task you had so graciously given us. You will be missed..........

  2. Danielle Sabatino

    This memorial was written beautifully. Hugh was such a great leader and is truly missed. He was always such a bright and positive energy at all of our events and meetings and really wanted everyone to see the beauty in serving others. Hugh was one of the reasons why I especially enjoyed volunteering at Shake, Rattle, and Roll each year. He was always great at inspiring the troops of volunteers to keep working hard, but to also have fun while doing so! It is hard to believe that he is gone, but it is so beautiful to hear that people are still serving and giving in his memory. I know that he would not have wanted it any other way.

    I wish nothing but peace for his wife and family and hope that we will never forget Hugh's legacy by continuing to serve the community that he loved so dearly.

    Sincerely,
    Danielle Sabatino
    "R" Future Member

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