Monday, April 7, 2008

Sad news

Dave's dad, Ernie, passed away at 2:30 AM on April 4. Dave's mom, Dave, and his brother, John, were all there when he went peacefully. It has been a rough year for all of them. Dave and his dad were really close and were always doing things together. His dad wasn't able to do as much these last couple of years, but Dave still went to spend time with him as much as possible. Unfortunately, I only got to know his dad for a couple of years before he started to get sick. I do have memories though. Dave is a lot like his dad and that was very easy to see right away. His dad was a gentle, intelligent man. He seemed to love history and geography and was always telling me stories from the places they had been and showing us maps to help us plan our trips. He also seemed to throw out jokes at the most unexpected times and have us all cracking up. He will be so missed by his family and friends.

2 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

Hi sweetie,

Please know that we will be thinking of you all this week and saying many prayers. I hope Dave and his family are doing ok during this time.

*hugs*

monica said...

I am so sorry. You will be in my thoughts and please let Dave know I'm thinking of him too.