Niagara Gazette


April 6, 2013

LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: 'Fiddler' on the Island


Niagara Gazette — Kevin took ill in Florida, too weak to endure a flight home. So several of his friends got together and drove him back to his parents, a journey of love not unlike that told in the baseball roadtrip yarn “Team Mates.” It was a measure of the affection we all felt for him, and for his devastated parents, Floyd and Chie, among the first folks we met on our arrival here.

St. Martin’s Episcopal, and then the Launch Club, overflowed Tuesday. A eulogist recalled his attending a Who concert, and how moments after Roger Daltrey rolled into “Reign O’er Me,” the clouds opened up and water poured down. It was a lot like that at St. Martin’s. Condolences hardly suffice.

Come visit.

Don’t be surprised if we’re a little “down.”

Email Polly and Doug at

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