Tuesday, January 18, 2011
In 1984, Sarge became president of Special Olympics, the passion of his wife, Eunice. In 1990, he became chairman of the board.
Sarge was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2003, and fought the battle of the long goodbye through Eunice's death in August, 2009 and the death of his brother-in-law, Ted Kennedy, just weeks later.
This great generation of Kennedys and Shrivers served as an example to us all. Sarge was the last, and probably the most humble, but his life of quiet service shouted to us all.
God bless him and his family.