I was saddened to hear of the passing of Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato, a bridge-builder and tireless force for good. It is a major loss for our community. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Councilman Granato gave generously in several different ways, as a champion for the underdog, successful local business owner and diligent representative of Salt Lake County Council District 4. An institution in both politics and business, he will be missed.

Ryan D. Curtis, Salt Lake City