Charlotte Lahr (1970 – 2017)

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3/8/17

As we wrote about in Remembering Char and her murals and covered extensively throughout the media, last week Charlotte Lahr, owner of Char’s South Avenue Wines and Liquors, was murdered with a suspect in custody, a parolee who was living in the Rochester Psychiatric Center.

Last evening, about 100 people, including Mayor Lovely Warren and about a dozen members of the Rochester Police Force, gathered at a vigil in Charlotte’s memory.  The tragic event has sparked a discussion about parole reform and has left some concerned about inmates in the Rochester Psychiatric Center.

But last night was not about parole or psychiatric centers. It was about Char, whose message to the gathering would undoubtedly have been not to live in fear and hate.police 1

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With balloons that would shortly be sent aloft

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colin and jeannie

Colin and Gena live next door to the store. see Remembering Char and her murals

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Mayor Warren (center) preparing the ballons

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Mayor Warren in purple

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SEE ALSO

Remembering Char and her murals