She was a litigation attorney who had earned a reputation for herself as a detail-oriented stickler for particulars. Her penchant for specifics often frustrated associates, as they watched her labor over what they saw as unnecessary minutiae. She focused on worst-case scenarios and diligently worked to protect her clients accordingly.

He was a newspaper columnist. In his 800-word columns, he could paint a picture with words that always shared an optimistic and hopeful view of an issue, a thought, an idea, or some ponderable aspect of the human condition. He had a way of writing from a 30,000-foot perspective while maintaining a down-to-earth style. His focus was to offer his readers positive reflections on a variety of aspects of the human condition.

Dr. Mike McGough is a York College professor who lives in Abbottstown.

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