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Fellow Traveler's Avatar Fellow Traveler 06:21 PM 06-06-2011

http://youtu.be/L0JXH_33mbU

 

"A truly unique and wonderful individual, longtime intactivist Van Lewis passed away a few hours ago.
 
I cannot express in words how fortunate I feel the movement and the world were to be graced by his presence and humor.
 
Also, I feel blessed that I was able to count Van as a beloved friend for many precious years.

A remembrance of Van will appear in the next issue of our newsletter.  We would welcome anyone who wants to write in with a memory, a photo,or anything else relating to Van to send it in. (If you do not want it published, or want it published anonymously, simply indicate that
in your email.)

 

Add your memories here and I'll be sure to send the thread link to those putting the newsletter together

 

Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child"

 

http://circumstitions.com/



Night_Nurse's Avatar Night_Nurse 06:46 PM 06-06-2011

Oh, dear! Wow, just wow! I know he helped educate countless parents and I bet many intact boys have him to thank. I'm so sad to hear the movement lost such a dedicated person. May he rest in peace.

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PuppyFluffer's Avatar PuppyFluffer 09:59 PM 06-06-2011

I have few heros, he was one of them.  A lovely man and a kind and gentle soul.  He will live on in the work that I do.  My children had the pleasure of meeting him and they will know him as a human rights pioneer!

 


PuppyFluffer's Avatar PuppyFluffer 10:01 PM 06-06-2011
Oubliette8's Avatar Oubliette8 02:02 AM 06-07-2011
I had heard he was ill, I'm so sad to hear of his passing. He was a great man.
MyBoysBlue's Avatar MyBoysBlue 02:51 PM 06-07-2011

I'd actually never heard of him until now.  But I read this great article about him.

 

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/CD/20110607/NEWS01/106070328/Activist-Van-Lewis-dies-age-68?odyssey=nav|head

 

Sounds like he did a lot of good.


Fellow Traveler's Avatar Fellow Traveler 04:16 PM 06-07-2011

I was just going to post that, thanks. I had the pleasure of meeting him once at the capitol.


PunkinheadDelux's Avatar PunkinheadDelux 08:55 AM 06-08-2011

RIP dear Van.  You will be missed.


hakunangovi 07:59 AM 06-09-2011

What a wonderful man.  I wish that I had met him. 


PuppyFluffer's Avatar PuppyFluffer 09:46 PM 06-21-2011

I just found this article on Van.  I really enjoyed reading it.  What a brilliant man and a life truly lived!

 

.http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20110605/COLUMNIST04/106050314/Gerald-Ensley-Tallahassee-icon-Van-Lewis-is-facing-the-end 

 

 

 


A&A's Avatar A&A 10:53 PM 06-24-2011


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Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer View Post

I just found this article on Van.  I really enjoyed reading it.  What a brilliant man and a life truly lived!

 

.http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20110605/COLUMNIST04/106050314/Gerald-Ensley-Tallahassee-icon-Van-Lewis-is-facing-the-end 

 

 

 


At his memorial service, they mentioned that Van really didn't want to do this interview at first, because he was so sick.  Then he thought, if it changes anyone's mind about circumcision, it will be worth it.  He was fighting for the cause until the very end. 

 


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