For more than four decades, Lou Guzzo was a fixture of civic life in this state, a name so recognizable that everybody had an opinion on him — ranging from the folks who clamored for him to run for mayor to the punk-rock band that penned a song, “Kill Lou Guzzo.”

A consummate journalist, the song didn’t bother him. And he turned down the call to run for mayor. Instead, Mr. Guzzo spent his time reading, writing and speaking on the topic most important to him: ways to make Washington a better place.

He died Saturday (June 29) at age 94.



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