Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004
Subject: My Uncle
My uncle, Leslie Meade, died early this morning
due to complications from a blood disorder caused by cancer. He had been ill for
several months and was undergoing treatment and observation, in and out of the
hospital regularly the past several weeks.
The husband of my Mom's sister
and my "Anka" Donna, Uncle Les was a father figure more than anyone else in my
younger years. They stayed with me and Missy during most of Mom and Dad's many
vacations and business trips...and we shared Christmas at their house for many
years when it was not at our house. My cousins Leslie Scott, and Marla were
almost like brother and sister to Missy and me. All of our trips to Kentucky
involved stopping by their house.
A professor of biology at Morehead
State University, he was without question the most intelligent and funniest
member of our family. My uncle Les filled my imagination with the wonders of
nature, teaching more biology than I ever learned in school, while keeping me in
stitches from laughing so hard at his simple and self deprecating
I will miss this great and good man...I am honored to be one of
his pall bearers...
Don't have funeral information yet but it is expected
to be around Wednesday of this week in Morehead, Ky.