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My Dad Died Tonight...

Saturday, February 09, 2013

It was not really unexpected, but it happened a little more suddenly than I thought it would. He really didn't seem that bad over Christmas. I am so glad we got up there to see him! Apparently he developed a blood infection (septicemia, maybe?) after a urinary tract infection. I guess one's body starts to break down and all these infections occur when you get to that age in many cases.

My brother Rob and his wife took excellent care of him. We're going to try to go up to PA for a gathering 2 weeks from tomorrow at my brother's house. It will be good to remember old times, and as Rob says, laugh and cry. It's nice to now know what he is made of. We have not been too much in touch lately, since there were several years that I didn't make the holiday trip.

I'm really OK with this. He didn't suffer and didn't have to live through his mind totally deserting him. He turned 86 on Groundhog Day, just a week ago. He was a good man who took care of his family. I will miss him.

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CLOVER0924 2/11/2013 12:48PM

    So sorry for your loss Linda, my thoughts are with you. Hugs!

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LYNNWILK2 2/11/2013 11:14AM

    I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.
My dad is 80 and I can't even imagine life without him here on this earth. Remember the sweet stuff

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KABOOPER 2/11/2013 8:52AM

    Prayers for you and your family. So very sorry to hear of your loss!

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/10/2013 10:29PM

    We'll keep you in our prayers. My deepest condolences to you and your family,

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JAZZID 2/10/2013 9:51PM

    Sorry for your loss Linda. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad that you were able to spend time with him over the Christmas holiday. emoticon

~ Dee emoticon

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JT_GMOTU 2/10/2013 6:11PM

    emoticon Thinking for you at this difficult time, Linda. Knowing that he lived a full life and when ill, went quickly, is a blessing on some level. emoticon

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    I am so sorry for your loss, GF. I know what a brave, strong woman you are so I know you will handle this well. My heart goes out to you. Love you.

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MYLADY4 2/10/2013 11:44AM

    Sorry for your loss but he is at peace. At 86 rejoice in the fact that he lived a long and hopefully good life. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/10/2013 11:27AM

    so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. That is nice that you will gather to remember him, though. I'm sure that would make him happy. My Mom always says she hopes my brother & sis and I stay close when they pass. **SIGH** Don't like to think of them going, but I DO definitely keep in touch with my sibs.


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SLENDERMAMA1 2/10/2013 11:22AM

    I am very sorry for your loss. emoticon

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-SHAWN- 2/10/2013 11:01AM

    Aw... Have a safe trip up and I hope the gathering to celebrate his life is precious and healing.

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FREEME1980 2/10/2013 10:23AM

    My condolences for the loss of your father. emoticon

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ENDUROVET 2/10/2013 9:38AM

    Deepest sympathy on your loss, but I'm sure you are relieved that he was well cared for...

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OJ_2_OK 2/10/2013 9:32AM

    I am sorry about your dad but happy you have good memories of him. I will be thinking about your family in this time of loss.

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KANOE10 2/10/2013 9:19AM

    I am sorry about losing your dad. Take care of yourself through this stressful time. I am glad it was peaceful and he did not lose his mental alertness.


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LADY_MARIANA 2/10/2013 8:51AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. It's never easy, no matter the circumstances.

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/10/2013 8:38AM

    I am so sorry for your loss!!

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GOANNA2 2/10/2013 6:34AM

    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and
your family.

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ERIN1957 2/10/2013 6:31AM

    Linda I am sorry for your lose and my prayers are with you all.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 2/10/2013 1:07AM

    So sorry for your loss, you & your family are in my prayers.

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WALLAHALLA 2/10/2013 12:38AM

    Sorry for your loss...thankful for your happy memories.
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JUDYAMK 2/10/2013 12:34AM

    I am sorry about your Dad living so far away is very hard, as parents age. My brother lives in California & the other in Virginia, they worry about Mom pnone calls are made ,but it is not the same.Take care

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 2/10/2013 12:34AM

    emoticon I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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SONYALATRECE 2/10/2013 12:32AM

    My condolences on your family's loss.

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PURPLE180 2/10/2013 12:17AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

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DARJR50 2/10/2013 12:05AM

  I'm sorry for your loss. It is always hard when a loved one passes. Gather your loved ones around you for support, and keep a joyful heart for all the good memories you can share with each other.

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DARYLBN 2/10/2013 12:03AM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

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EVWINGS 2/10/2013 12:00AM

    I'm so sorryn for your familys loss.

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USMAWIFE 2/9/2013 11:55PM

    emoticon You are the second person tonight I have read lost a loved one.

So sorry for your loss but he is now at peace

I lost my mom on groundhogs day in 2008 and her birthday was a week later. She would have been 78.


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