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My Grandfather died last week, at the age of 89. We're just back from Arizona, where we attended the memorial service.

He'd been very sick for a few weeks now -- his body couldn't really recover from an emergency surgery they had to do last month.

He lived a good and full life, and it was wonderful to see at the service how many people loved him.

My whole life he's lived on the other side of the country, so it's not like this is going to change my day-to-day life, but he's always been ... around. It's going to take some time for me to really process this, I think.

The obituary (written by my aunt) is here...I don't mind breaking the semi-anonymity of this journal for that. I think it's very well done, and shows what a full life he had.

Goodbye, Grandpa. I love you.

Date: 2009-12-08 04:04 am (UTC)
immlass: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immlass
So sorry to hear about your loss.

Date: 2009-12-08 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kent-allard-jr.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. :(

Glad to hear he was loved and had a full life. I found it far harder to say goodbye to my grandfather, who no one knew (not even his own kids), than my grandmother who was beloved by everyone.

Date: 2009-12-08 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xkranda.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry Jon *hugs you*

Date: 2009-12-08 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightface.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. *hugs*
I'm glad the memorial was good and full of love.

Date: 2009-12-08 09:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelrenaissanc.livejournal.com
And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love
You make

Date: 2009-12-08 03:48 pm (UTC)
beable: (my book)
From: [personal profile] beable

I'm so sorry about your grandfather, and glad you and Merav could make it out to the memorial service.

Date: 2009-12-08 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwox.livejournal.com
Condolences for your loss...

Date: 2009-12-09 01:28 am (UTC)
batyatoon: (each of us is one small light)
From: [personal profile] batyatoon
I'm so sorry.

May you and yours be comforted.

Date: 2009-12-10 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaos-wrangler.livejournal.com
*hugs* and sympathy.

Date: 2009-12-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stakebait.livejournal.com
I am sorry for your loss, and glad you had what consolations there are.
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