Kim Posich

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Posich, Kim



Kim Posich, the son of Violetta and Lewis Posich, died on Sunday evening, May 28, 2017, at home on the back patio. Kim survived the death of his beloved son, Vito Posich, in 2000, and the death of his best friend and brother, Alan Posich, in 2007.

Kim is loved by his wife, Gail Evans & his two step sons, Ryland and Ben Hannum; his daughter Ruza Donohue; his grandsons, Nova Posich, Silas Posich & Gideon Donohue; his sisters Gwen Myers & Enid Foster; and many other family members & friends, including his family in Italy â€" a place & people whom he cherished.

Kim was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, on Jan. 3, 1953 on the military base. As a child, he lived in Europe and various places in the U.S., making all of them home with the companionship of his brother Alan. Kim joined the U.S. army in 1973, and served as a Chinese translator in Okinawa for several years. After the army, Kim taught at the Winchendon School in Massachusetts. Kim then moved to the DC area where he managed his own real estate firm, and volunteered at Results, Inc. He went on to be Managing Director of Results and later, of the Center for a New American Dream. After Kim's son died, Kim moved to New Mexico to be with his brother. In 2002, he began directing the NM Center on Law and Poverty, where he worked until the end of his life, building the Center into a highly effective organization of 16 people dedicated to fighting poverty in New Mexico.

We thank Kim for increasing the love, learning, laughter and justice in the world, through bold activism and strong leadership. We thank Lewis and Violetta Posich for making such a beautiful man. We thank the medical providers and staff of the NM VA for giving excellent care and support to Kim and his family during the difficult 2 1/2 years since Kim was diagnosed with ALS. We thank the NM Center on Law and Poverty for standing by Kim until the end. We will continue to love and respect Kim by continuing the fight for justice and equity while remembering everyday why we are glad to be alive and that above all, it all comes down to love.



A memorial celebration will be held on August 18, 2017 in Albuquerque. For details, visit

www.nmpovertylaw.org or email [email protected]

Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 11, 2017