Sunset and evening star and one clear call for me . .
Date: Monday November 26, 2012
Shaker Library Trustee Ken McGovern died on Thanksgiving morning. A resident of Shaker since the 1960s, McGovern was an independent planning and development consultant who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania architecture school and earned his master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University.
His career spanned a variety of senior management positions in both the public and private sectors. A resident of the Malvern area, he volunteered extensively for the city and the schools, including service as a Library Trustee since 2004, with three years as Board President, from January 2006 to January 2009.
The McGovern Family has requested that memorial donations in his name be sent to The MAC Fund of the Shaker Schools Foundation, 15600 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 or to the Shaker Heights Public Library.
Calling hours are from 4-6 PM Tuesday, November 27 at Brown-Forward Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 5 PM Wednesday, November 28 at the Church of St. Dominic.
Crossing the Bar
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
—Alfred Lord Tennyson