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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In Loving Memory



J.W.M.
9/5/1935 - 10/21/2011

On Saturday evening, following a fun day in Washington DC, and stopping for dinner on the way home, I received the phone call that we all dread.  My father was gone.  It was very unexpected.  On Sunday, I flew half way across the country to meet with my siblings and to make arrangements.  Services are scheduled for Friday and I plan to return home on Sunday.

My father was a good man - a family man.  He served his country, family, and friends with honor and pride.  He will be greatly missed.  Our entire family still vacationed together on a regular basis.  Although he officially retired in 1991, he worked tirelessly for many associations and organizations.  We learned today that one of the associations is sending a corporate jet with seven company officers for the services on Friday.

Always in my heart.....Sunny


36 comments:

  1. Oh Sunny, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  2. Treasure the memories. Thinking of you

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss Sunny
    Cat xxx

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  4. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Dear Sunny...I feel for you in this time of loss. Your father must have been a magnificent & well respected gentleman...my thoughts are with you. A x

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  6. Sunny I feel your pain too. I lost my father 16 years ago but still remember the day. You will have lots of fond memories and it sounds like you have every reason to be very proud of him. Hugs my friend. xx

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  7. Thinking of you Sunny. Your dad sounds like a very fine man, to be remembered with pride and love. Take care and hugs.

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  8. Sunny, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts with you and your family at this time.

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  9. Thinking of you at this sad time. Love to all your family. Your Dad was a great gentleman. You will have many good memories.
    Hugs
    Maria

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  10. My deepest sympathy to you and your family Sunny , you will be in my thoughts and prayers . hugs Sheila

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  11. Having been through this fairly recently, I know exactly how you feel. Things will get better with time. Sending warm hugs your way ....

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

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  13. Sunny, my heart is broken for you. Having lost my father not quite two years ago, I so relate to what you are going through right now. Please know that you will be in our prayers and I pray for God's peace that passes all our understanding to be with you during this time of grief. I pray you find His comfort on your life.

    I am so very sorry.

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  14. I am so very sorry Sunny... What an honor to have a company honor him in such a way.

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  15. Sunny,
    (((hugs))) I'm still praying for you and your family. It's nice to get to know your Dad a bit through you. He sounds like he was really a wonderful man.

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  16. So sorry for your loss Sunny. Sending you love

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  17. My thoughts are with you during this time, and I am so sorry for your loss.

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  18. So sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like your dad left quite a mark on the world.

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  19. Our deepest symphathy to you and your family! No words can ease the pain of loosing someone...Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Hugs to you!
    In HIS grace, Jessica
    (Lori's daughter)

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  20. I'm so sorry for your loss Sunny. {{hugs}}

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  21. Sunny, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm sure you will miss him dearly. ((hugs))

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  22. I am so very sorry. May God give you strength and peace as you travel this path. blessings, marlene

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  23. Dear Sunny, so sorry to hear this... dad's are so very special and you have some great memories... thinking of you lots during this time of sadness...
    Hugz

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  24. My prayers and love go with you and your family at this time--
    you are loved.
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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  25. So sorry. Our thoughts are with you.

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  26. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. he sounds like a wonderful, wonderful man. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sending you a huge blogging hug xx

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  27. Oh sweetheart. I am so, so sorry...praying for the Lord to comfort you and your family dear one, I have no words. Sending you big big teary hugs....

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  28. I'm so sorry Sunny.. sending hugs and prayers your way... xxx Joy

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  29. Hello Sunny I am sorry to read about your loss my prayers are with you ,I thank you for visiting me and leaving your kind words,I hope one day you can come to Greece for a visit.xoxo theodora

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  30. Am so sorry to hear of your loss! Father's are very special to all us girls, prayers for your family at this time

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  31. Oh Sunny, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

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  32. Sunny i am so very sorry for your sad loss of a wonderful man.oxox

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  33. I am so sorry to here about your Dad, my thoughts are with you.

    Carolyn

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