This is off topic but needs to be shared. Many of you already know or have heard of the tragedy that took place at East of Sweden in Colorado last week. I did a post on our Facebook page about it but if you didn’t hear, I will give you a little background.
East of Sweden is an independent Saab repair shop in Broomfield, Co and a favorite of many Saab fans. Friday October 12th at about 2pm a man who once was a roommate of Mary McGrath, who was an employee and face of East of Sweden, entered the shop. He had a short conversation with the owner whom he knew very well. As the owner left the room, Mary entered and the suspect pulled out his weapon and proceeded to shoot.
There is more to the story online including the suspects name, but I see no point in publishing such things because it makes them be the spotlight and this is not where the spotlight should be. The individual had actually planned on killing a hotel employee as well and himself, not the kind of person to deserve any spotlight in my books.
Customers and friends alike on social media and in the local papers have express sadness to a lady who was very nice and a pleasure to deal with saying she didn’t have a mean bone in her body.
Today, the folks at East of Sweden and friends and family are celebrating the life of Mary McGrath, from the East of Sweden website we find the following:
Today we mourn the loss of longtime friend Mary McGrath, taken tragically from our East of Sweden family Friday, October 12th. For those that would like to pay their respects, we have planned a gathering this coming weekend.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life Honoring Mary McGrath
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Memorial Service at 3:00 pm
Rundus Funeral Home
1998 W 10th Ave
Broomfield CO 80020
To follow, a celebration in honor of Mary McGrath at 4:00 pm
502 South Public Road,
Lafayette, CO 80026
Please RSVP online at: http://new.evite.com/#view_invite:eid=01EFAAQZXGK5ZY6LAEPCDDBG6HRM6E
We really need you to RSVP so we have an idea of the amount of food that will be needed.
Donations to be taken at the door for fund in Mary’s name.
Mary was 56 years old. My heart goes out to the East of Sweden family. We are all a part of a global family in this world of Saab and if you knew Mary or have a message to share with the East of Sweden team, I invite you to share your comments here. On their website they have an email address as well, I sent an email the other day myself but I can only imagine their email is probably getting flooded. We are all saddened at the senseless loss of Mary and feel for everyone who knew her.