Monday, January 24, 2011

A Departure

My grandfather passed away in his sleep very early on Sunday morning.  He was recovering from surgery at a nice hospital right down the road from my hometown.  I last spoke with him on the phone Thursday night, and he seemed to be happy and in good spirits. 

He was 88 years old, and I'm sure he was feisty all the way to the very end.  No word yet from my mother on when we will hold his memorial service. 

He instilled in me a love of coffee, good-natured teasing, Italian home cooking and [most recently] gin & tonics.  He is loved, and he is already greatly missed.

8 comments:

  1. My condolences...

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. MY thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. (((Hugs)))

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather, and have no doubt he'll be missed by all whose lives he touched.

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  4. Hannah, I'm sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  5. I'm sorry for your loss, Hannah.

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  6. You're so fortunate to have had a great relationship with your grandfather.
    I'm sorry he's gone and I hope you'll be able to enjoy all your memories.

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  7. My condolences to you and your family for your loss. . .

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