Malcolm McCoy

The world is a poorer place than it was a day ago; Malcolm McCoy left us Thursday morning. Malcolm brought so much to so many: as an educator to the many students and teachers whose lives he touched, to his family, his many friends, and to mere acquaintances who experienced his exceptional joy in living. You could not be in the same room with him without feeling better. For Malcolm the cup was never half-full or half-empty, it always overflowed. The picture in the Lima News showing him carrying the Olympic Torch conveys so clearly his openness and joy. He was a good man and a good Democrat who will be sorely missed. He worked to make the world a better place in the schools, in politics and in his church. He will not be replaced, we can only strive to be worthy of shouldering the burden he has laid down.