To The Daily Sun,
I read with deep sadness the passing of Mr. Leon R. Albushies. What a rush of memories and feelings for me.
I did know Mr. Albushies. I met him many years ago when he moved into the apartment complex I was living in. We engaged in countless conversations over those years and he was always the gentleman, especially when there was a difference of opinion between us. We shared very similar philosophies, along with frequent laughter.
We lost touch with each other when I moved away. Two years ago, to my great delight, I found him ahead of me in line to receive our complimentary tickets to see the first lady, Michelle Obama. We spent the time talking and laughing just like we had all those years ago.
My sincere, heartfelt condolences to Mr. Albushies' (Leon, to me) family. To his children, Susan, Tom, and Lauren: you were blessed to have a father of such high caliber and a unique role model to emulate. Thank you for submitting Leon's last letter to The Sun. Thank you, The Daily Sun, for publishing it. I now have a memento of Leon's last voice for peace.
Michelle P. Choquette
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