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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dad...

My Dad passed away yesterday morning, October 30, 2015 at the age of 97. Earlier we were able to share a brief moment when he was alert. I was able to tell him that he was a good Dad to my brother and I and always had been and that he was loved very much. He responded by saying he had always tried to be good and that he loved us. I am so thankful to have had that. He passed peacefully for which this was a true blessing.

This is the memory I have of him while we were growing up. He was career Navy - 1937 - 1959 and performed with the U S Navy Band at many Capitol and White House functions as a trumpeter.

Be at rest, Dad...I know you will be watching over us...

 

18 comments:

Doniene said...

My condolences. Praying peace for you and your family. What a blessing to have such a wonderful time with you dad.

Blessings and hugs!

corina said...

Sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing for you all the love and support you and your family need.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you. {{hug}}

Susan said...

Oh Pat, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Through this and earlier posts you have shared some wonderful memories of him which I hope will bring you comfort. Sending a big hug. X

Janet O. said...

What a blessing to have had that last sweet communication with your Dad. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Pondside said...

What a life your dad must have had, Pat. You are going to miss him and I am sending you my condolences across the miles. It's so good that you had that moment to tell your father what was in your heart. You had a good and loving father - such a gift. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead and wish you all the comfort of the good memories you surely have.

Barb said...

sorry to hear your sad news. Sending you and your family thoughts and prayers.

Kyle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. What a blessing to be able to share some last sweet thoughts and love together.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers Pat!
Sending you hugs and wishes that fond memories of your Father will bring you comfort & peace.

Sue said...

So sorry for your loss. Hold onto those wonderful memories.

Rebecca in AK said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. It sounds like he was a wonderful person and father. I am glad you were able to have those final moments together. I know how much you are going to miss him. Your family will be in my prayers.

Janet said...

Im sorry for your loss, how wonderful to have had such a great dad.

Mimi said...

Oh Pat.....((((((HUGS))))) for your heart.

Cathy said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I have already cried over the loss of your dad! No matter how old someone we love is...it is a great loss, and a turning of a corner in our own life. I have lost both my mom and dad~ Hugs to you! Thankful you had a really good dad!

Nana said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. It sounds like he had a wonderful life but that doesn't make it any easier. You are in my thoughts.

chris said...

Sending hugs your way - (until we can get together and I can do it in person).

Dawn said...

So sorry for your loss, may your wonderful memories sustain you at this difficult time. Very blessed for your last conversation and a peaceful passing. Hugs.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

So sorry about your dad's passing. He is at peace and you will be as well. My thoughts and prayers for you and your brother during his celebration of life. A box is being mailed this week! Be on the lookout for it! xo