Always a gentleman, always professional, always encouraging, always interested in the work and experiences of others, always offering insight, always ready to provide perspective on Baltimore, Maryland and national politics, always thinking and writing, always at work on a book, always a role model for other journalists. Always tall, always smiling and happy to see you.
He was a mentor to young reporters. He was a tough judge when he had to be, but he also had the gentlest of souls, someone who empathized easily with others or expressed righteous outrage when the moment or the story called for it.
You go through this life and, hopefully, the longer you live, the more blessings you have to count. Fraser was one of mine, and a blessing for many. It was a blessing to be his colleague and friend. Such men — such honorable and fine men — are immortal in our hearts.