by Thomas R. Eddlem
Libertarians will be sad to know that one of our party members who was briefly a Libertarian Party US Senate candidate, Lou Marino, passed away this week.
Only 48, he had been in poor health for some time, and he leaves behind him a wife and three children.
The last time I saw Lou in person, he was at the microphone of the annual state convention of the Unified Libertarians of Mass (our state’s Libertarian Party) this past March. Although physically labored, he heroically powered through a passionate campaign speech.
After that, I worked for a while with him on his furtive campaign on communications. I still remember his always positive and friendly outlook.
It’s always a surprise to hear someone in their 40s die, and a tragedy when it’s someone you know and loved.
I’ll remember Lou as a nice guy from our times serving in Libertarian Party work and as one who braved relentless medical issues without complaint. So will other members of the party.