Condolences

February 01, 2020 8:00 AM | Ksenia Annis (Administrator)

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of two Honorary WAS-H members: Stan Smith (top) and Steve Brenner (bottom). In addition to being long standing members of WAS-H, both were dedicated volunteers who donated many hours of their time to our organization over many years. In particular, both were key figures in building WAS-H’s building.

Stan Smith, an architect emeritus, designed our building with the assistance and inspiration of another WAS-H honorary member, his partner Suzanne Leatherwood. We offer our condolences to Suzanne at this time. Stan’s services will be privately held. Read Stan’s obituary: http://obit.carnesfuneralhome.com/stanley-swinford-smith

Steve Brenner was a past WAS-H president who came to WAS-H from a finance position at Shell. He was our treasurer for many years, even when others formally held the position and he patiently guided them. He prepared the financial reports for our Capital Campaign’s grant applications and explained our books to many, many WAS-H administrators. Steve was available for a million tasks large and small whenever our organization needed him and was equally dedicated to the HGO guild and boutique, the Italian Greyhound Rescue and other organizations.

Steve’s funeral and burial were held in early January.


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