Letter: Homage to Gene Covello, DDS
What can be said about a man who has taken excellent care of our valleys’ smiles and teeth for more than 20 years? He has commuted from Grand Junction to Carbondale all those years in blazing sun, rain, snow, ice, sleet, rock and mudslides, and whatever else Mother Nature could throw at him. That is clearly the personification of true commitment and dedication.
Doc (as he is affectionately known to his many grateful patients) is a selfless quality man of honor, sincerity, warmth, kindness, humor, wit, compassion and, above all, integrity and honesty.
If only all the world leaders, thinkers, politicians, media commentators, journalists and common folk would be astute enough to pattern themselves and their lives after a class act like Doc, the world would absolutely be leaning into world peace. If only. With all due haste, let’s clone Doc and jump start the leaning.
When the phrase “true measure of a honorable man” is referenced, it is clearly describing Doc. We would all be wise to think of his many enviable qualities when raising out future generations so as to ensure a much happier, safe, and mentally healthy world. In the contemporary vernacular, “he is the bomb.”
Thanks, Doc, for all the great care you have gifted we valleyites with over these many years.
The best of every thing good and wonderful that life can offer you and yours in your forthcoming retirement from our valley.