Harry quietly and valiantly staved off the challenge of cancer and kept up his relentless social justice and advocacy work, encouraging all of us at every meeting and fundraiser he could attend. His passion and caring for individuals and the community were clear, and demonstrated the real values of a selfless man who understood the interdependence of us all. Harry was a gifted and caring leader in the area of housing and in Rainier Beach. His impressive working with both the Friends of the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands and also with the work he did with Rainier Beach Moving Forward, will be his legacy and all of us are the beneficiaries of his caring advocacy and intelligent community organizing.
February 18, 2010