Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nick Gallo, Writer and World Traveler

We learned yesterday of the sudden death in Athens of our friend, Nick Gallo. Nick was a travel writer who, with his wife Laurie Brown, lived just a few blocks away from us. The Gallo Browns have two boys, the oldest of whom is James' age exactly, and are very close to Kathy Merwin, another old friend of ours, who took care of James with her three boys when he was in elementary school. The connections among our families are still present, though we see one another less frequently since the boys all went off to college. Laurie presented James with one of her prints as a college graduation present when she and Nick and Alex were here this summer for his party. Nick died in Athens of an inflammation of the heart, after falling ill during the plane trip to Italy on assignment. He cut a wide swath across many kinds and types of people, and he will be deeply missed. For more about Nick, see ttp://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/dempsey/archives/123710.asp

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