Letter of Recommendation

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{Name}, a longtime, much-admired leader in the {City} community, died {date} in {location}. He was {age}.

{City} has {Name} to thank for {development/business/policy/etc.}. Were it not for his tireless efforts as {elected official or volunteer}, we would not have {asset to community}.

{Name} was born {date} in {location} to {parent names}. After a childhood marked by {interests/activities/adversities}, he went to {military branch/college}. He graduated with a degree in {major} and soon secured a position with {Company} as a {position}. He worked his way up, and eventually became {role} and ultimately {became CEO/started own company/etc}.

But {Name} was never content to simply go to work, come home, and {hobby}. With the encouragement of his wife, {Name}, he {ran for local office/donated to causes/volunteered time/served on boards}. Some of the organizations that have benefitted from the family’s generosity are: {list}.

{Name} is survived by his wife, along with their children {Names} as well as {list other relatives}. He was preceded in death by {relatives}.

A memorial service is scheduled for {time and date} at {location}, with a reception to follow at {location}. The reception will be the place to share stories of how {Name} impacted individuals and the community at large. {Community official} will speak, and refreshments will be served. At a future date, {building/monument/etc.} will be dedicated in {Name}’s name.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to {charity} or {charity}, both of which {Name} tirelessly supported.

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