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My Dad Died Today

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posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 06:56 PM
My Dad. His Obituary.

I'm a pretty strong guy, but dog gone it - I can't take much more right now.
I am a freakin' mess.
RIP Dad.
It's been a heck of a month.............

[Edit to remove name], FRANCIS. 'BUZZ'
Age 69, of [Edit to remove name] passed away on December 30, 2007 at Lady of Lourdes hospital in Camden NJ.

Buzz retired from the United States army as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was also active in the U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary and served as Flotilla Commander and Division Captain. He owned and operated a landscape business (Professor Lawn) for many years.
Buzz is survived by his loving wife Joelyn (nee Ferrette), of 46 years, a son Jeff from Marlton, his daughter Linda Nestor and her husband Jim of Maryland, a brother Robert and his wife Michalina of Atco. Buzz has 4 precious grandchildren whom he loved very much. Buzz enjoyed gardening, fishing, crabbing with his grandson and dogs.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society [Edit to remove address]
[Edit to remove name] FUNERAL HOME"

Oh Dad.
I hope you know how much I love, and respect you.
My tears, which are plentiful right now are in your honor.
You fought. You taught. You did without seeing your family so you could make our life better. Dad. I HATED you for that when I was a kid. Not seeing you for months at a time. Now. NOW I understand. I don't think I could do what you did.
You rarely smiled.
You rarely gave praise.
You rode my butt, and made sure that perfection was ALMOST good enough.
I saw you while I was being decorated as a Ranger.
That wasn't a hair in your eye.
I walked out of the ceremony looking for you.
At the time you were a Major in the US Army.
Outside in the parking lot you called me to attention.
Of course I did. Not my Dad. A superior officer. Hard to explain if you've not been there.
I'll never forget for one moment when he said 'At Ease". He reached out with his hand. I shook it. I pulled him in and tried to hug him. He pushed me away, then looked around.
Then. Just then, he grabbed me and pulled me in. He hugged me. He said the words ONE time in my life I'll never forget.
"I'm proud of you Son."
You stubborn bastard. You S.O.B. You f'n hardnose.
I wish I could curse here.

I love you so much.
I'm weeping so bad right now that you would kick my butt.
Dad, I know you and Pop Pop never saw eye to eye. He was an in law, but dog gone it he was every bit a man.
So are you.
You better both get ready, 'cause when it's my turn to come to the pearly gates, I'm gonna come and kick both of your butts in chess and wrestling.
Jesus Lord - Please smile on my Dad. He deserves it.
My Dad. A soldier. A Patriot. A role model.

[edit on 31-12-2007 by lombozo]

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 06:59 PM
OH Lom, I'm so sorry to hear this man. Please stay strong man, if you need to talk shoot me a U2U.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 07:04 PM

I am very very sorry for what is yet another terrible loss in your life again.

My deepest condolences to you. My heart goes out to you at this moment.

I will pray for your strength.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 07:19 PM
I am so sorry for your loss my good good friend...

Words can not express the sadness I feel for you....

You have my number, use it my friend anytime you feel like talking.. I mean that 100%, 24/7..


posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 07:25 PM
So very sorry for your loss.

You'll be in my prayers.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 07:32 PM
All I will say is this..

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 07:46 PM
While I don't know you personally, I feel the pain of your loss. May our Father in heaven heal your heart quickly and may the memories of your father on earth bring nothing more than smiles and laughter.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 07:46 PM
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MY GOD God....



posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:01 PM
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Where are you?


posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:08 PM

Where are you hon?

What's happening right now?


a.k.a. Angie

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:19 PM
Lombozo buddy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Man if you ever need to talk to someone, im a u2u away and im always in chat buddy. Be strong!

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:22 PM
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Please speak...for the LOVE OF GOD...pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


Love Ducky

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:24 PM
Lombozo, you know we all love you, and care deeply for you.We need to know you are Ok Honey.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:31 PM

My heart goe out to your and your's.
Take care of yourself man.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:38 PM
Oh I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.



posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 08:45 PM
Even though we don't know each other...

I wanted to tell you that I am very sorry for your loss.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 11:38 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss -- my heart goes out to you.

This has been kind of a rough year for our ATS family, but we're all here for you if you need to talk or need to vent or just want to do a little remembering.

It's especially hard when you are part of the military tradition... your grieving takes a very different form and one that non-military career folks don't always understand.

Hugs and sympathies, friend.

posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 11:59 PM
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That was beautiful, what you wrote about him.

I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Peace to you, Lombozo.

[edit on 1-1-2008 by Clearskies]

posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 12:07 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss lombozo.
It has been a rough year for the ATS family.
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 01:58 AM
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Lombozo...I don't know what to say, my friend...except I'm so very sorry. As many others have said I'm only a U2U away.

Take care my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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