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Farewell to Bob Glatzer…


Good afternoon, Netizens...

As belated as it might be, I join with many others in our Spokane community in acknowledging the passage of Bob Glatzer, who passed away yesterday after a stroke earlier in the week. Just because he was a consummate film critic, advertising executive and a vibrant supporter of the arts did not, in any way, limit Glatzer's contributions to Spokane's community-at-large.

As someone once said, if there was something truthful, positive and uplifting to be said or done for Spokane, the chances were pretty good that if Bob Glatzer wasn't involved, he knew someone who was. The few times I met him in passing, I always walked away with the feeling I had met a true gentleman, someone who knew, revered and understood the power of cinema.

In a day and age when we seem to be falling far short when it comes to true leaders in Spokane, or at least when our so-called leaders cannot or will not lead us effectively, having Bob Glatzer missing from our midst will be a terrible loss indeed. My condolences to his family.


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