Westport has lost one of its warmest and caring residents in the passing of Tracy Sugarman, proponent for peace and a leader in the civil rights movement, which he supported vigorously as both an artist and writer.

As the faithful stand each Saturday on the Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in a vigil for peace and civil rights, it was a symbolic irony that Tracy should pass on the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday.

It must be noted that the Oral History Department at the Westport Historical Society includes video interviews with Tracy covering his experiences in World War II and as a leader of the civil rights movement.

To know him was a pleasure. He was a good man.

Janet Aley