A Good Day, Remembered.

This has been a good day.

We were given a reprieve from our week of Rain, and enjoyed a brisk sunny day; the weather was perfect for a memorial. Today, we celebrated the life of Robert “Mac” McLeroy, master photographer and friend and inspiration to many, myself included. Mac passed just before Christmas, due to complications from a stroke. Today, friends, colleagues, and family gathered to remember him.

J. Michael Short spoke, and spoke well:

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

Photographer and friend, J. Michael Short, speaks during the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Kevin Geil sang, beautifully:

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

Kevin Geil sings during the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Many friends and colleagues came to the service.

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

Atmosphere as seen during the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

Atmosphere as seen during the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

Guests view a slideshow featuring photos of Mac during the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

Atmosphere as seen during the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

A therapy dog who visited Mac in the hospital was a special guest at the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Mac’s gear rested on the sign-in table. This made me sad; he had it around his neck the last time I saw him, when we ran into each other in Alamo Plaza as we were covering Luminaria last year.

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

Mac's gear rests on the sign-in table during the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

A portrait of Mac adorned the cover of the service program. It’s a fantastic image.

Robert "Mac" McLeroy Memorial Service

A portrait of Mac is printed on the program of the memorial service for photographer Robert "Mac" McLeroy, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in San Antonio. (Darren Abate/pressphotointl.com)

Rest in Peace, Mac. Your influence will live on.

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~ by peakaction on January 17, 2010.

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