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10 January 2014, 5:47 PM
Remembering a great man of passion and integrity
Fred Meyer 1931-2013

The Board of Trustees and staff of Earthjustice express our profound sorrow and deepest sympathies to the family for the loss of our great friend and longtime trustee, Fred Meyer. Fred was a rock and source of great wisdom, fidelity, clarity and constancy of vision, accountability, perception, humor, compassion and worldly acumen and knowledge.

He spoke his mind, but always with tact and a smile and the purpose of providing constructive guidance. He was devoted to the organization and its mission, which he served and supported unstintingly during the period 1999 - 2011, and was a shining reminder that we will succeed by avoiding narrow visions and by being bold and inclusive.

Fred lived a rich life full of interests; he was a strong athlete and adventurous traveler, loved the outdoors and spent many happy times in Vermont, Maine and New Mexico. His strong and generous spirit manifested in innumerable ways. Fred will be missed by his family, friends and associates from all walks of life.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sat., March 8 at the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, CT. 

The New York Times Obituary can be read here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=fred-j-meyer&pid=169348229 

Thank you for all that has been reached, and inspiring more to reach higher.

Dear Trip, and all others at Earthjustice with whom Fred Meyer worked:

Thank you so much for sharing your kind thoughts about my father. You have captured his generous, intelligent spirit very well. He was truly a great man and his passing leaves a huge hole not only in our family, but also in the many organizations and causes for which he worked.

Dad enjoyed the outdoors very much, and had a strong commitment to protecting it through thoughtful conservation and stewardship of public lands. His work with Earthjustice was extremely important to him, and he was proud of all Earthjustice accomplished with his assistance.

To get a sense for his enjoyment of the outdoors, you might enjoy reading this post: http://www.americaoutofthebox.blogspot.com/2013/12/four-hikes-with-my-da...

Please join me in remembering my father in the positive, constructive light that he favored.

F. Jay Meyer

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