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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Larry Bloch

Brattleboro just got a bit dimmer. I just received word that Larry Bloch, force to be reckoned with, has left the building.

Larry was one of those people who wore a thousand hats in his lifetime. In NYC he owned Wetlands Preserve, a club that promoted social causes. He moved here in 1996 and opened a hemp clothing store which operated until early this year. He was one of the founders of Radio Free Brattleboro, and later WVEW, our local non-commercial radio station. He volunteered his time and money to many committees, projects and people in this town, often anonymously. He was an active, involved, passionate person, full of argument and humor. He leaves his wife and son, many friends, coworkers and neighbors.

He will be sorely missed.

ETA: an article from just a couple weeks ago, when Larry was given an award for doing all he's done
http://www.reformer.com/localeditorials/ci_21685137/passionate-advocate-downtown-brattleboro

3 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

He sounds like a person whose absence will leave holes in many people's lives.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

He sounds like he had a life well lived and left his mark on many things and many people.

Austan said...

Ya know that Reader's Digest column "My Most Unforgettable Person" sort of thing? Larry would qualify. Wait til Stevil can do a proper job. They were very close. Like brothers, really.