Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Gone to God

My father.
January 7, 1942 to October 2, 2012.
I love you, Pop.

74 comments:

  1. My heartfelt condolences. As long as you remember someone - they are never really gone. I sometimes still feel the presence of my father after 30+ years. Stay strong.

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  2. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences on your loss.

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  3. I'm sorry. I'm glad you were able to be with him.

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  4. Dude.

    Don't know what to say.

    You have my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  6. Our deepest sympathy to you and yours, buddy.

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  7. I pass through your blog now and then, and was so sorry to hear about your father. I lost my dad to cancer seven years ago. Stand strong.

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  8. My condolences to you and yours.

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  9. I'm sorry for your loss. He leaves a great legacy. God be with you.

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  10. So sorry. So very sorry.

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  11. May he rest in peace, know that he's gone to a better place Murph. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

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  12. I pray your family finds peace with his passsing. He'll be waiting for you, he's simply a set ahead of you on our journey.

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  13. You have my condolences. I'm sorry for you lost.

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  14. My sincerest condolences.

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  15. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and yours offered up, ML.

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  16. Oh, honey. My condolences for your loss. I won't even try and make meaningless platitudes, but know that more supportive thoughts are headed your way from Texas.

    J

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  17. Oh heck. Even though words are not enough in such a moment, you have sincere condolences from all of us.

    He was quite the man and I was honored to have had to opportunity to have met him.

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  18. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    I'm glad you could be there for him, and for the rest of your family.

    Miss D. and I will be praying for you and yours.

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  19. I'm so sorry, friend.

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  20. How sad. Condolences to you and your family. I remember the day my dad passed and still grieve for him. Your dad was only a couple of years older than me. Hard to believe I'm coming to the end of this journey.

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  21. You have my sincere condolences. I'll never forget the day my own father passed away. It just never goes the way we expect.

    I'll pray for you and your family.

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  22. My condolences.
    Remember to take good care of yourself.

    gfa

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  23. Wish your flight had been safer & more straight forward; however, very grateful for your presence & participation these past long days & nights. It's a blessing & a privilege to be sharing this journey with you. Your Dad was very proud of the man you have become in adulthood. Your concern for your Mom this morning was truly wonderful.

    We love you.

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  24. So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Didn't know him, but from some of the anecdotal stories you've written here about him, with you as a young man and bad luck with his vehicles, he will live in all of our memories.
    May he rest in peace.

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  25. I am so sorry ML. Lu and I grieve with you my friend. We will pray for what comfort you and your family can find.

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  26. Sorry to hear. My deepest sympathies, I've been there and it's difficult. Hugs to you and your family.

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  27. If you need to talk, you know the number. I don't have words that will heal, but know that there are many many of us out here keeping you and your Mom in our prayers.

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  28. My prayers to you and your family.

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  29. Sincere condolences.

    The Navy Hymn, verse four:
    O Trinity of love and power!
    Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
    From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
    Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
    Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
    Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

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  30. I'm sorry to hear this. Difficult it is to lose ones Father or Mother.

    But think not how he died, but how he lived!

    That is the important thing.

    Maybe later you can tell us more about him.

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  31. My sincerest condolences.

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  32. No words could ever convey how sorry I am to hear that. You've got my prayers, Bro.

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  33. My prayers for your family. And condolences for your loss. This will only be a small subtle balm, but even the small things can help.

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  34. Deepest condolences!

    You had the opportunity to see him in the final moments, a luxury denied to me (and to my Dad). You now know for sure that all the troubles and travels you did to get yourself the Cessna were for a good purpose.

    Now comes picking up the pieces (particularly if you are the Executor of his estate).

    But take comfort in knowing how much he gave to you during his lifetime, and in knowing that he is now in very good hands.

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  35. Condolences to you and your family. Continued prayers for comfort in this time of grief.

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  36. So sorry for your loss. Continuing to pray for you and your family!!

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  37. I'm sorry, Murphy.

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  38. On my sidebar, a poem for you and your Dad, my French stinks so the translation may not be great but I think you would both appreciate the sentiment.

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  39. Sorry to hear, at least you got the last minutes.

    Thoughts and prayers...

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  40. Condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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  41. Condolences, & prayers...

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  42. You got the opportunity to be with your Dad when he needed you most. Be safe. We'll be waiting to help you in return.

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  43. From us to you.

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  44. My condolences, Murphy.

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  45. Sorry for your loss.
    I know personally however the satisfaction of being for him there at the end.
    I'm glad you were able to be.
    Will pray for your comfort.

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  46. While we only have a common friend, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. It is hard to lose a parent, but they are still always with us in spirit and never really gone if you remember them --and he will show up in your thoughts at various times, just like a gift. God's blessings on you and yours.

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  47. So sorry to hear the news,hang on in there you have a lot of people thinking of you.

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  48. Now, when the time comes around and feels right, tell us who he was, how he lived, and what he taught you. That is how a person lives on.

    I am sorry for your loss and the pain you feel today.

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  49. So sorry for your loss.

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  50. I know that no words suffice at such times; but prayers go out for your family and yourself. may God be near you all, and comfort you.

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  51. Prayers for your family are inbound.

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  52. Rest in peace. Sorry for your loss.

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  53. my condolences. :(

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  54. So sorry for your loss. your family is our thoughts and prayers.

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  55. Dang Murphy,

    I am really sorry about your dad passing on...I was heartened that you did make it in time. There are a lot of people here in the blogosphere that are passing along good thoughts about you.

    Respectfully

    "MrG"

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  56. I'm sorry that his time with you was so short.

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  57. Prayers, condolences, and sympathies from me and mine to you and yours.....

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  58. Sorry for your loss.

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  59. Dammit. Just saw this. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my prayers.

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  60. You have my deepest sympathy, my friend.
    I lost my Dad years ago, and was only able to get "back home" for the funeral.
    I'm glad you were able to spend some small amount of time with him.

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  61. My condolences to you and your family on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  62. My thoughts and condolences go out to you. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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  63. I liked your dad a lot. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Tell everyone hello for me.

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  64. There's not much I can add to what's been said already. You have my condolences. I will offer prayers for your Dad, you, and your whole family.

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  65. Oh, no!

    I'm sorry for your loss. :(

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  66. I've been off the grid for a while and just saw this.

    My prayers and condolences for you and your family.

    --AOA

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  67. I am sorry to hear of your fathers passing.You are in my prayers.
    I am a tad being in my blog reading

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  68. I put this up on my sidebar with a note to you but you may not be over for a visit while you heal, so here it is.

    For Your Dad - May He Know Such Peace

    Elevation

    Above the lakes, above the vales,
    The mountains and the woods, the clouds, the seas,
    Beyond the sun, beyond the ether,
    Beyond the confines of the starry spheres,
    My soul, you move with ease,
    And like a strong swimmer in rapture in the wave
    You wing your way blithely through boundless space
    With virile joy unspeakable.
    Fly far, far away from this baneful miasma
    And purify yourself in the celestial air,
    Drink the ethereal fire of those limpid regions
    As you would the purest of heavenly nectars.
    Beyond the vast sorrows and all the vexations
    That weigh upon our lives and obscure our vision,
    Happy is he who can with his vigorous wing
    Soar up towards those fields luminous and serene,
    He whose thoughts, like skylarks,
    Toward the morning sky take flight—
    Who hovers over life and understands with ease
    The language of flowers and silent things!
    -Charles Bauldelaire (translated from original French)

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  69. I am very sorry for your loss, he looks like a swell guy - and he had all his hair!! My own parents are getting close to the age where the inevitability catches up, and I'm afraid of what will happen. Our condolences and prayers.

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  70. I lost my dad on New Year’s day, it’s hard, but it does get better. My condolences to you and your family.

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  71. :(

    I'm sorry for your loss, but glad you at least got to see him at the end.

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  72. Incoming stream of good thoughts to all the family.

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