I was saddened to read in the Chronicle this week that former long-time Grand Jury Bailiff, Sam Gentry, passed away this week.
He may have been before the time of some the younger CJC folks, but he was a fixture of Grand Jury for many years. He loved grumbling about the ADA's and making fun of anyone he possibly could, but you always knew that Sam liked you and he liked his job. He was a good guy and (although he would shudder to hear it) a pretty sweet guy, too.
My sympathy goes out to his family. He will be missed.