Mark Ottoway Rip

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MARK OTTOWAY - RIP

Date: 8th January 2017

Although I'd not seen him for decades, Mark was a friend from way back who made contact last year.  We met at his beloved Chelsea Arts Club.  He was just off to Greece for his annual long sojourn and now I read that he has died

Friends cut out the Obituary for me from The Times so I don't know who wrote it - but it was an excellent piece of writing and a pleasure to read and brought to life the character of Mark Ottoway.

It is sad to think that life had become so unbearable that he wished to end it - I didn't get a hint of that at our luncheon.  But I read that with  'his customary forethought, preparation and generosity to his friends, he left a large sum of money for a party at his Club'.

RIP - Mark

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