Havre de Grace residents Charlie Barker and Tommy Jordan, who both died last week, were remembered fondly Tuesday night by members of the Havre de Grace City Council.
Councilman Randy Craig noted both "gave much back to our city" and said he knew Barker a lot through his church.
"To have a top-rate physician like that in our community is fantastic," he said about Jordan.
Councilman Dave Glenn also said his thoughts and prayers go out to the Barker and Jordan families. He attended the funeral for Barker and said both are icons of the community.
"What a beautiful service and what a beautiful send-off for a very, very special lady," he said.
Glenn said he just got home from Barker's funeral when he heard of Jordan's death.
"I couldn't believe it; it was a true shock," he said. "Tommy, I'm really gonna miss you."
Councilman John Correri also said they were two people who have made a huge impression on the town.
With Barker, "it was just magic with her," he said, calling her "one of the happiest people you ever met in her life, so positive, always gave you 200 percent."
He also said he has known Jordan his whole life and called him "a guy that was just driven to succeed."
"I can't say enough for what they meant to me and this community," Correri said.
Mayor Wayne Dougherty also talked about Barker's impressive stamina and commitment to Havre de Grace.
"Charlie was very brave from the time of diagnosis, but yet Charlie Barker worked right up until the end," he said, noting that a few days before that end, she called Dougherty's office to brush up on the logistics of some volunteer programs.
"To the family of Charlie Barker, my prayers go to you," he said. "I thank you for sharing Charlie with us."
"When you thought she did everything she could do, there was more she did," he said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun