"It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things." - Daniel Handler, Lemony Snicket
Today we are posting the start of a biography page for retired Larkspur FD Chief William "Craig" Shurtz, who passed away in January of 2018. Included is his obituary story, photographs from his Celebration of Life gathering held in Corte Madera on February 18, and a short film clip. At some point the family will also be sharing more photographs from his life, and we'll be posting more film clips from the Larkspur FD featuring Craig. If you have anything to add please send it along.
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