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Marvin Zindler, 1921-2007

No doubt that, for many Houstonians, losing Marvin Zindler is like losing a member of the family. A somewhat odd-looking family member, perhaps, but also one whose integrity and genuine concern for the little guy made you feel so good. According to KTRK’s

online statement

, Zindler was responsible for creating the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Consumer Fraud Division. With decades’ worth of good Samaritan work, it’s hard to point to the penultimate example, but establishing a fraud division shows that this was a guy who truly cared about the people of Harris County. Zindler had a passion for justice, whether it be sticking up for a little old lady or for starving kids. He’ll never be replaced, but he’s left behind countless examples of how we can step up to the plate and help others when we see them wronged. Looking down on us through those blue sunglasses, Zindler’s spirit probably expects nothing less. –

Craig Malisow
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