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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
SYDNEY SMITH HAS PASSED AWAY
Many of you will remember Syd Smith as a lawyer with the Public Defenders office. He then spent some time in private practice before returning to his home in London, England, to battle leukemia. We received word that Syd lost his courageous battle (three rounds of chemo knocked out the cancer but terminally damaged his kidneys and other organs) and has passed away earlier today.
A reader has had contact with Syd's brother Pete, who has stated that he has plans for a memorial service in Miami in the fall.
In the meantime we can remember Syd with comments on the blog.
It hurts when we lose a really good guy who was not only a colleague but a dear friend to many in Miami.