Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Otto Wetzel: 1926-2008, R.I.P.
Otto Wetzel, Charles Wyly, Patricia Meadows and Mary McDermott Cook.
Otto Wetzel died last week. You can read his obituary here.
Otto, who walked with two canes because of the effects of polio, owned a Brompton folding bicycle. Until just a few years ago, he'd ride his Brompton to the streetcar, ride the streetcar downtown, and then ride the Brompton to his office. A remarkable, remarkable man who will be greatly missed in many areas of intense interest to me and of incalculable benefit to my hometown (transportation, urban renewal, music, art, sustainable energy, and historic preservation).
And he wasn't a whiner.