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Farewell to a great man

August 30, 2010

Hank’s father died yesterday of ALS.  I requested prayer for him a while back, but didn’t have is permission to share who the prayer was for. He was a wonderful person and we’re going to miss him a great deal. When we have a link to his obituary I’ll post it here.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Murray permalink
    August 30, 2010 7:27 pm

    Oh Mrs. B, we’re so sorry about the death of your father-in-law. There are those times when I’ve felt like “one thing after another” becomes “every d___ thing at once.” That’s what these last few weeks sound like. We keep all of you in our prayers.

    Take care,


  2. August 30, 2010 7:29 pm

    Please allow us to post our thoughts. Maybe you can add them to your memories of such a great guy. He was always engaging, inquisitive, generous, thoughtful, caring, humorous, and a genuine pleasure to be around. He always added to our large family gatherings. He was a person you couldn’t help but like, and always left you happy you’d had a chance to talk with him. Even though we knew him only sparingly, his loss is deeply felt, and our prayers are with you. The thought from your emails that he is right now sitting in an easy chair with Dad watching a ball game is just priceless! We can certainly enjoy thinking of them in our ultimate home doing what they enjoy most!!
    With love from Kim and Bill

  3. mom permalink
    August 30, 2010 7:49 pm

    I agree with Jill’s title, Dick was a great man. If you knew him, you would agree. His smile, his attitude, his agreeableness, his wonder his thoughtfullness, his ability to find out how people thought and what they needed, and how excited he became at our Christmas parties with all the “little” things he received. It was almost as if he reverted back to childhood and opened his stocking on Christmas morning. Excitement I’ll call it. He had the ability to remember people too and what they wanted or needed and where he had seen them and for what purpose. Jill and Hank and Daniel, I too will miss him greatly and hope he and Bob will enjoy each other in heaven, doing the things they were not able to do on this earth. Looking forward to his obituary.
    Love Mom.

  4. Jennifer permalink
    August 30, 2010 7:52 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Hank’s father.
    When Deb was directing “Annie” I remembered one little trivial tidbit: Sandy, who happened to be Annie’s dog, died on August 29th. There is nothing trivial about losing a loved one. We hope and pray that Hank is surrounded by a “peace that surpasses all understanding”. Thanks for sharing.

  5. August 31, 2010 7:18 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss… I will remember you and your family in prayer..

  6. Marcia (fam) permalink
    August 31, 2010 8:17 am

    he sounds like a wonderful man. please accept my condolences.

  7. Babs McNeely permalink
    August 31, 2010 1:01 pm

    Hugs and prayers to all the family.

  8. E Lis permalink
    August 31, 2010 2:39 pm

    I am soooo very terribly sorry to hear the news. I always hedge to say things like lost.. as where was the person lost to?! Much love, prayers, good thoughts and healing white light. (((HUG)))

    – Lisa

  9. Resa permalink
    September 1, 2010 12:57 pm

    So sorry to read about Hank’s Dad. ALS is not an easy way to go, and watching someone with ALS suffer is no easy task either.

    My condolences and thoughts are with you all, especially Hank as he takes time to make peace with his dad’s passing.

  10. September 1, 2010 9:01 pm

    I’m so very sorry, Jill ((((HUGS)))) and much love to you all.

  11. Ellen permalink
    September 5, 2010 6:27 pm

    My deepest condolences to your family, Jill.

  12. Sarahtee permalink
    September 8, 2010 11:44 pm

    I too am very sorry, Jill.

  13. Gina Agne permalink
    September 10, 2010 4:48 am

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest condolences are sent to your family.

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