Carl Essex had cancer, but cancer didn't have Carl Essex.
That's essentially what people who knew and worked with the administrative assistant to the Huron County engineer said Tuesday -- the day after he lost his several-year battle with the disease.
"He battled that thing for five to six years," county engineer Joe Kovach said.
Still, he regularly came to work, reporting for duty not just on weekdays but Saturdays and Sundays.
"He loved Huron County," Kovach said. "The highway department was his life."
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