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Meyer's life was one of giving, and forgiving

Updated: March 19, 2006, 11:33 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

A lot of grown men will set a record for tear-duct usage come Tuesday at Chicago's St. Vincent DePaul Church. That's when the arc of Ray Meyer's life, all 92 years of it, will be celebrated and mourned in a 10 a.m. service on the same campus where he coached basketball in five successive decades. That's when you'll witness the trickle-down effect of someone who knew the eloquent power of a warm smile and the lasting meaning of an act of kindness.

Meyer died Friday of congestive heart ...

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