A personal obituary for a homeless man


Dear Editor,
An obituary for a homeless man. November 2008. Marinette, Wis. He died of starvation and exposure in a tent hidden between a hospital and a grocery store.
He name is unknown. He was survived by unknown family. He may have been a veteran. He once was someone’s baby, probably cherished and loved by someone for at least a brief part of his life.
He was a sinner, but aren’t we all? he was brilliant at being who he was; he was one of a kind. He had given up on life and life had given upon him. He was preceded in death by the loss of community.
He fate was determined by our inability to recreate the basic neighborhood concept of life in American. There will be no services.
Bob Orwig

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