CLEVELAND — Larry Gibson, who died Sunday at the age of 66, was the soul of courage, warmth and love. He who inspired generations of people, including many of us from Ohio Citizen Action, to join him in protecting his beloved Appalachian mountains from the scourge of mountaintop removal coal mining. We are all heartbroken at the loss of this wonderful man. We have posted below just a few of the many tributes that Larry’s friends have written over the past two days. Larry’s family will hold a private funeral tomorrow, with a public memorial service to be held at a later date.
Donations in Larry’s honor may be made to the Keeper of the Mountain Foundation.
— Sandy Buchanan, Executive Director, Ohio Citizen Action
— James Bruggers, Courier-Journal
— Chris Jordan-Bloch, EarthJustice
— Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian
— Liz Judge, EarthJustice
— Joan Mulhern, EarthJustice