Tonight I attended the funeral visitation for Juan Oviedo who was killed last week when the trench in which he was working collapsed and trapped him inside. Rescuers came close to saving him but the unstable ground below caved in.
Juan Oviedo was working on construction related to the new Wal-Mart complex in Somers.
A good man, Juan Oviedo provided for his family. He worked hard -- and honorably. He was 52.
In our ever technical world we often lose sight of those whose hands turn and till the earth or otherwise make what we need or use. Folks like Juan Oviedo do the work most of us would rather not do. We owe them.
When the new Wal-Mart and Sam's Club open, please take a moment to remember Juan Oviedo.