RIP Carlton Spitzer

The Eastern Shore lost a hero this week, a local legend and tireless supporter of the disabled, the underdog, the mentally ill.

A writer, an author, a playwright, a dreamer – he was an inspiration to so many. Spitzer retired here after a long career in public relations, and wrote volumes – his work was found in weekly newspaper columns, in artistic scripts, monologues, magazines, screenplays and more. He founded the disAbility Coalition, and sparked the idea for the Talbot Interfaith Shelter.

He was the consummate champion, and did not – would not – could not – stop telling us why we should care…..about the disabled, the homeless, the mentally ill, the oppressed.

Here’s the story from our local paper, the Star Democrat.

It’s especially poignant that today at 11:30, the disAbility Coalition will hold its annual awards luncheon. Last year on this very day, the coalition honored Carlton Spitzer for a lifetime achievement award. I was lucky to be there.

Here’s the story and a photo from that day, one year ago today when he was honored by his friends and supporters.

With deep gratitude and appreciation – farewell, friend.

You did good. Really, really good.

Back - Delegate Addie Eckhardt, Carlton Spitzer, front - Rev. Dave Seymour

Back – Delegate Addie Eckhardt, Carlton Spitzer, front – Rev. Dave Seymour

~ by kbosin on May 8, 2013.

2 Responses to “RIP Carlton Spitzer”

  1. Its so true, we should care most people dont ask to be disabled, homeless or mentally ill, put yourself in the world they live in for just one day and you would want someone to care, God Bless !

  2. Thank you, Kathy, for echoing my thoughts and feelings about Carlton Spitzer. As Sister Jeannette Murray of Benedictine said many times – He was a good man, a very good man.


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