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Remembering a Community Leader

In January, we published a tribute to Thurston Muskelly as he had returned home from the Parkshore retirement community. We were to learn later that Thurston died on Christmas Eve while our paper was at the printer. John Barber adds a farewell to fond memories of Thurston:

I actually knew Thurston long before he became President of the Leschi Community Council, a post he held for 9 years.

In the 1970s, I became union steward for the Seattle HUD office's newly formed branch of the American Federation of Government Employees. Thurston was the regional representative of the AFGE, Thurston's assignment was to ground us new union officers in the rules and