Goodbye, Joegar

The last time I saw him, he looked almost the same as he did, 10, 15 years ago. From what I knew, Joegar was a good man — he didn’t play around, he wasn’t grumpy (many editors are, when they’re at the desk; there’s something about editing that takes the humor out of a person), and he was nice to us correspondents. The last time I saw him I got his phone number and we agreed we should go out for coffee one day.
He passed away last Saturday. “Our former colleague Jo Garcia suffered a heart attack after playing tennis in Laguna,” read the text message I got. “Let’s pray for his eternal peace.” Yes, let’s. One more writer writes -30-. (click here to read the story).

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