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Sterling Salutes John Geddie

August 27, 2007

Sterling and Loudoun is responding to the lose of long-time writer John Geddie. Pray for him and his family. Here are some comments. More later.

>>>>Volpe Writes

John Geddie was the most honorable man. He was the essence of a Southern gentleman. His caring for the community was incredible and it saddens my heart to know he is no longer with us. I pray peace and comfort for his family.

Sugarland District Planning Commissioner Suzanne Volpe

>>>>Syska Comments

Very sadly, hometown print journalism lost one more of its finest with the passing of Independent editor John Geddie last week. One less exceptionally talented journalist, one less fellow human being who understood the importance of genuine relationship, one less caring individual in our Sterling and Loudoun landscape. A piece of the heart and soul of Sterling is gone.

John had a penchant for finding the truth and at times his writing reflected his internal struggle for fairness. He set a high standard for men and women in the media. For those in Sterling Park where several decades ago John Geddie took an existing hometown rag, expanded it and provided it with credibility and sensibility, we have lost a friend of the people, a simple man with a huge heart.

Helena Syska
Sterling District Planning Commissioner

>>>Bullock Rode With Geddie

I am stunned! We rode the old Sterling commuter bus and sat in the back of the bus. We talked politics, swapped lies and enjoyed the ride passing the time of day.

Al Bullock

>>>Sterling's Helen Casey

Sterling is much poorer by his loss.

He had a special feeling for our little town and although he and Shannon left Sterling a number of years ago, he continued to be a real champion of the causes of the east, particularly Sterling Park, against huge political odds for many years.

Helen E. Casey

>>>>>Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing will be at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg Tuesday August 28, 2007 from 6:00pm till 8:00pm. The service will be at the Funeral Home on Wednesday August 29, 2007 at 11:00am.

The family, his wife Shannon, and son, Johnnie, have requested in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Salvation Army.

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