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    Her dad passed away on Thursday morning. After a 2 month ordeal and at the ripe age of 81. He was here in Pitt when he died and we were with him. When the doctors rushed in with paddles and all to try to get him back I said not to. He had so many problems, too many. It would have only delayed the inevitable for a very short time anyway, better to go in dignity and less suffering. It was tough. It was time. He was a WWII vet who served under Patton. A large man, retired school teacher and principal known affectionately as the Polish hammer, he greatly influenced many young people and set quite a few on the straight and narrow. After his students graduated, many returned to the school to thank him. He was the most stubborn man I ever met and the most generous. When I first started dating his oldest daughter some 35 years ago I was afraid of him.
    In time, I felt like the son he never had. I hope I lived up to his expectations. I feel I did. He loved his grandkids and was very proud of all of them.
    My own parents have been gone for some time now, the cycle of life, the way things are, make the best of it while you are here. A final salute.
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    I am truly sorry for family loss.I recently lost my grandfather who flew bombers in WWII.You can request the honar gaurd to be at the funeral and give an emotional send off with 21 gun salute and an american Flag.That really meant a lot to my mother.


    Dice, I know that was tough decision to let him go, but you did the right thing.

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    Thanks, I have arranged for 21 gun salute and taps.
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. You did the right thing. From the way you described him, he wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

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    I've been thinking about you guys

    for 2 days. How's Claire doing? I know she's tough, hope y'all are OK. Are your kids home? Jado said she's sure sorry to hear and your in her prayers.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. Its never easy.
    Your family is in our prayers.
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    Sorry to hear for your loss. Last Sept one of my oldest brothers died in Berlin, MD and I returned for his memorial. He, also, was a WWII vet who dropped out of high school to fight and became a POW. They were truly men back then so I can relate.

    And my deceased brother in law was the youngest Col in Patton's army. I wonder if their paths ever crossed.


    Life is too short. I'll bet your father in law was very proud his daughter married you.
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    Sorry for your loss, he sounds like a great man who will be greatly missed.
    If you dont stand behind our troops, please feel free...........to stand in front of them.

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    Sorry to hear that Dice.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

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    All you have to do is read Dice’s description of his father-in-law and know he has a classy wife as well. Here’s to a great man from the generation who gave so much, may he rest in peace forever.

    Our prayers are with you and your family Dice.


    [Edited by madeinusa on 02-05-2005 at 06:15 PM]

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    Sorry for your loss Dice

    Both of my parents are nearly 80 and I know each day that they are here is a gift.

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    Sorry for your family's loss Dice.

    I also agree that you should enjoy it while your here. Life is Too short.

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    My condolences as well. Sounds like a neat guy and would have appreciated your decision not to leave him in sad shape.

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