Many stories were told today. By college classmates and lifelong friends. From Cal Poly to Humboldt. Great adventures, love, commitment, and politics.
But the line that stands out is that while many call Roger Rodoni a politician, what he was is a statesman, and there's a difference.
A simple line. But very true.
From the Eureka Reporter: Community gathers to remember Roger Rodoni ...He served three terms on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, and was campaigning for re-election.
He was said to directly get to the bottom of things, described by another as a “statesman” and not a politician.
“If all politicians were like Roger we would be so much better off,” Walther said.
The Times Standard reports Standing room only at supervisor's memorial ...Every single folding chair set up in Belotti Hall -- one of the larger venues at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale -- was filled for Rodoni's memorial service Wednesday afternoon. The overflow of those paying their respects lined both sides of the large room and gathered three or four deep along the back wall....
The Journal has devoted an issue to Roger.
We will all miss you, Roger.