I am so sad about Rich Scheck, especially on his birthday today [Oct. 1]. I liked that it was said in the editorial (“End of an era,” The Landmark View, Sept. 29) that he was the “village’s greatest mayor.” 

No one can replace him with his many phone calls to check on those he knew and his hope that all would be OK. I liked the man and was so grateful that you also did. 

He was the mayor with the golden heart and that cannot ever be replaced.

Carol Spale, North Riverside