Frederick J. Szalkowski
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Szalkowski, Frederick J.
September 16, 1946 - October 29, 2011
Beloved Father and friend, survived by Stefan and Shirley Szalkowski. Your generous and kind spirit will never be forgotten. May you always find peace among the trees and along the rivers that run by your feet.


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Published in Los Angeles Times from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2011.
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November 19, 2011
Marmot Rock, Yosemite. CA
Mike Condron
November 19, 2011
Len had an Internet life over the last few years as curmudgeon and gadfly on a discussion board called Yosemite News and Discussion where I met him.

We had numerous sidebar discussions through email and learned that we had shared college years at UC Berkeley which allowed for many reminiscences and much nostalgia. He extended a lot of personal good will, corrected some of my arithmetic calculations in my posts, displayed a good-natured, teasing humor, and rekindled my interest in Richard Brautigan's poetry.

During my many trips to California, I thought about stopping by and saying “Hello”. Upon hearing of his death, it was a shock to me to realize that we had never really met face to face or even exchanged words on the phone. Yet, I felt like I knew him in many ways and feel some personal regret that I never got to meet him for lunch.

Whenever a kindred spirit dies, it creates a big hole in the heart. Many of us sense the great loss he must be for his “real” family and friends and our thoughts are with you.
John Mott
November 18, 2011
Len on the Pacific Crest Trail August 2011
Havng met and hiked with Len I will never walk another trail without thinking of him right there along me. For me, he will always be out there on the trails, just around the next corner.

May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.
Jim DellaPenna
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