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Thanks for stories on longtime friend
We wanted to tell you how grateful we are that the Port Orchard Independent featured numerous stories over the past few months about our longtime friend, Darryl Baldwin.
We had known him for over 30 years (when he lived down here in Southern California), and had kept in touch and enjoyed his visits. We know how lucky Port Orchard was to have him, and loved how the town expressed their appreciation and supported his family during his difficult last months.
A mutual friend has been helping his family both up there and down here, and has been able to send us all periodic updates, but the Independent's articles online and photos have really helped us to deal with the loss.
He was a great guy, and we thank you for recognizing and conveying his unique gifts in your coverage.
Bill and Pat Matzke | Huntington Beach, Calif.