Mourners recall Sarge Shriver's charity, idealism

Maria Shriver, center, pauses as mourners leave following the funeral Mass for her father, R. Sargent Shriver, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Md., just outside Washington, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Shriver, the man responsible for launching the Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family, died last Tuesday at age 95 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years. She is joined by her husband, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, second from left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

January 22, 2011 4:48:41 PM PST
R. Sargent Shriver was always an optimist, pioneering the Peace Corps and running the War on Poverty during the turbulent 1960s - an idealist even as the running mate on a Democratic presidential ticket doomed for failure.