I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry Quimby of Sandy Creek and New Hampshire. He was a life long friend, and one who cared about people and all living things. He was a loving family man, married over 50 years, who, with his wife Geraldine, raised three wonderful young people.

He devoted his life to the betterment of others through his service as a teacher, coach, school administrator, and church leader.Anyone who has served in these roles will tell you that there is great agony involved in the service of others: "let no good deed go unpunished" is an oft repeated mantra of those who care for others. But those with passion, focus on the good and not the occasional negative, and rise above to serve humbly. Jerry was one of these people.

He was an avid nature lover, striking out in the fresh fallen snow to create cross country trails for others. His love of nature bloomed in his prolific gardening...flowers and vegetables abounding. His maple sugar farm was a cherished legacy, tying him to his forefathers in a very real way.

With his passing, the world becomes a little less alive. He will be sorely and painfully missed.