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Rest in Peace Marvin Pelo

I was very sorry to read in the Carbon County News that Marvin Pelo passed away in December. Every week I read the paper online, hoping I won’t see a name I recognize in the obits section. I interviewed Marvin a couple of times for the book and read he long paper he wrote about his life. I also interviewed his younger brother recently. Marvin told me many moving things, including that he made himself smile when he left his father’s funeral and that he had to break the news of their Dad’s death to his brother. He seemed like a genuinely good guy. I’m sorry he won’t be able to tell me what he thinks of my portrayal of him and his family. I hope he would approve.