I worked with David McClendon only a short time at the Lansing State Journal. He came on board just before I left the copy desk for custom publishing. He was at my going-away celebration in Old Town Lansing. We were acquainted enough to be "linked" on Linked In, but not quite buddy enough to be Facebook friends, ha ha. Thank goodness for Facebook: Another former colleague posted David's obituary and his blog, which chronicles his battle with sarcoidosis. I had no idea.
It's good reading.