The loss of Ricki Tebaldi will leave a noticeable void in the community.
When I did a short stint as a volunteer at the Lower Valley Crisis Center, I had frequent conversations and trainings with Ricki. She was a decisive, dedicated woman with a mission.
I can't speak from the perspective of the many who benefited from her activism for the abused women in the community. But I can say, Ricki was the type of person who was more a giver than a taker, and we are all better off for her generous gifts of time, emotional investment and support.
/s/ Joseph Meersman, Sunnyside