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Offline guzzitx

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Dad is gone
« on: January 10, 2010, 10:47:55 PM »
My father passed away today, after a 6 month series of health issues.
Stroke/cancer/heart failure.
He was the "strong man" for all those years, and just crumbled away lately.

He was a rock during my amputation and rehab 2 years ago, meeting me for doctors visits, etc.
Good bye, Dad. Thanks for being there.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2010, 11:23:12 PM by guzzitx »

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 11:53:34 PM »
Sorry to hear about your father.  He sounds like a good man and a great father.  Remember the good times and how lucky you were to have him.  Again I'm sorry for your loss.  Annieg
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 02:00:14 AM »
Guzz:

Sorry to hear about your Dad's death.  I'm glad he was there for you when you needed him during your amp and rehab. May he rest in peace.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 08:11:07 AM »
Guzzitx - so sorry to hear of your father's death. Keep his good memories alive. Since my dad's passing, I often have thoughts about him and continue to have mental conversations with him. Herb
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Offline Steve C

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 09:23:55 AM »
I am so sorry hearing of your fathers passing. You must be going through a very difficult time now. My thoughts are with you and your family. He does sounds like a lovely man and and no doubt he will be watching over you now and as he did before.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 10:58:57 PM »
Really sorry to hear your sad news, it is very difficult to lose a loved one, your Dad sounded like he was a good person.

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 03:57:55 PM »
I wish mine had been around when I lost my leg. Sorry you've lost yours.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 08:29:47 PM »
Right you are, Joe.  Never under-estimate the value of having loved-ones standing by us when we go thru tough times.  I've been blessed to have a loving faithful wife who puts up with me no matter what, and two wonderful adult children nearby....not to mention many friends and colleagues.   :)    :)
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010, 12:35:49 PM »
I am sorry guzzitx;  you will never forget what he gave you when you had your amputation.  My mother was also with me when I had mine.  In fact she stayed with me the night before & came every day after.  When hubby had to leave she was there.  She & hubby were my rocks to hang onto.  She is also gone.  Be still & listen...He is talking to you to help you through this.

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010, 11:22:07 PM »
I hear him, Ann.
Thanks for the kind thoughts, everyone.
A little footage of my Dad,
if you have 10 minutes to kill.
He was never the most talkative guy.
But he knew how to laugh, and he always did right by his family.
RIP, Pops.