Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Conrad Liberty, Rest In Peace

("Conrad Liberty 1942-2011". Copyright Norton Wisdom 2011. All Rights Reserved. Used here with permission.)

Conrad Liberty: May 17, 1942 - October 17, 2011

WE lost one of our generations' most extraordinary lifeguards yesterday afternoon at approximately 5 pm (Monday, Oct. 17, 2011). Conrad is up there on our Mt. Rushmore in terms of his leadership and the respect that his colleagues had for him as a beach lifeguard. Conrad is one of the "good guys". In fact, he heads the list.

The date of the memorial service for Conrad will be Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. The location of the memorial service will be at "Venice North" at the Breakwater which was Conrad's favorite place to work and which he told us in our interview with him this past month.

(Official Conrad Liberty Memorial Service Announcement. Produced by Richard Mark. Courtesy of the Liberty Family.)

Heads up, Lifeguards! Please note the following addendum regarding our encouragement that you B.Y.O. Beach Chair as we will be establishing a "beach chair section" at the memorial service.

Additionally, all guests are invited to show up early at 9:30 a.m. to join us for "Coffee & Donuts", a Conrad Liberty tradition and tribute.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Conrad's family and to our lifeguard family. We've lost a mountain of a man, yet one who will always be with us in spirit. We are all blessed for having known him and shared in his friendship.

Conrad is now out of pain and no longer suffering and has taken, as stated by Harold Dunnigan, "the big body surf to the beyond". We shall miss him dearly.

God bless you, Conrad Liberty.


Photo Tribute To Conrad Follows:

(All Photos by Will Maguire, unless otherwise indicated. Please do not reproduce without consent).

We encourage Conrad's friends and colleagues to send us a story about Conrad or post same as a "Comment" to this blog post for those who care to do so.


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