To the Editor,

I just wanted to commend Andrew (Branca) and the Daily Light on the excellent article about Bob Sokoll’s death. He was indeed a fine man and great leader for our city for many years. 

Actually, Gene O’Donnell and I were on the city council that hired him in the early ‘80s. He and his family came here from Paris, Texas.

But he was even more than a city manager.  He and his family became good friends of ours almost immediately and have remained so. 

We were fortunate enough to have a visit with Bob and his family the end of last week. I will miss him greatly.

Edwin (Ed) Farrar,