Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Voice remembers longtime EV resident Richard Leck


Runnin' Scared had a lovely feature obituary earlier today on Richard Leck, a longtime East Village resident who recently died of heart disease. As Graham Rayman notes:

Leck, 75, was one of that disappearing class of people who make the neighborhood more colorful and more interesting than the yuppie scum who invade this sacred ground and drive up the rents.


Without any relatives, the veteran may have to be buried in Potter's Field.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this.

What a great -- and sad -- obit.

Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

RIP --I will probably join him there some day!!!!

Karen Lillis said...

This case is not closed yet, Richard won't go to Potter's Field if we keep on the city politicians. See the blogpost here: http://diggingpitt.blogspot.com/2009/01/is-this-how-we-treat-our-poets-is-this.html

and please write to the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (links are on that blog post). They saw the Voice story and may be doing something to change the situation.

Karen Lillis said...

Trying to give the link again:

DiggingPitt blog

EV Grieve said...

Thanks for the information, Karen.