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Andy Bortz memorial

A memorial is planned to honor the amazing life of Andy Bortz. Please come and share community and a celebration of a dedicated Earth Activist.
For those of you who haven't heard, Andy died on Monday February 19th of a heart attack in Corvallis.

There will be a memorial service for Andy on Sunday March 11th at 2pm. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Corvallis and there will be a reception following.

Many of you know Andy through your own circles, be it through his activism on behalf of the environment, his anti-war activity, his voice in the Corvallis Peace Choir, his communities in Corvallis, Summit, Portland and Brookings, his solar work as the "Solarman", or just by meeting him while walking his dog in the park. He was a great friend to us all, gentle in spirit doing what he believed in till the end.

Hopefully, many of you can make it to the service in support of his family and friends. There will be an opportunity for you to share what Andy meant to you in your life. For those of you who can't make it, or are a little shy about such things. Please reply by email to us your thoughts about Andy. Please make it a short statement or maybe just one word that describes the meaning of your relationship with Andy. We will make your thoughts known during Andy's service.

If you would like to contribute food for the reception, please let us know so that we can plan. Please forward this email or spread the word about Andy and his memorial service to anyone we might have missed and who would like to know. Andy had many friends in many circles....

Thanks! -Marvin and Margaret

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