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NOR CAL NEWS U pon his passing in late December at the age of 92, former San Luis Obispo resident Harry Shlaudeman was generally remembered due to his nearly 40 years of service in the U.S. Foreign Service. A respected ambassador who worked through eight presidential administrations including Ronald Reagan (pictured) and was known to his peers as the "quintessential American diplomat of his era", Shlaudeman however also left an imprint in the SLO golf circle. Regarded as an avid golf fan by friends and family, Shlaudeman always stayed close to the game, as evidenced by his home, which was located near the 18th fairway of San Luis Obispo CC. "For about 12 or 13 years after he moved to SLO it was golf, golf, golf and the new friends that made playing a game for which he had a lifelong passion," Shlaudeman's son, Karl, told the San Luis Obispo Tribune. "His golfing friendships spanned decades and multiple continents and he was actually really good at it." According to Karl, even after Shlaudeman stopped playing, he'd still go the clubhouse for an evening martini every day. Here's to you, Mr. Shlaudeman. The Golf Ambassador AP

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