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Sad to hear this.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ugh, talk about a kick in the gut. I just found out someone I went to high school with died suddenly yesterday. I played football in high school with him. He was one of the guys everyone was scared to play across from on the line. I took many a beating from him in high school as he was first string and I was on the bench. He played D line and I was O line. He was a great player and probably could have went somewhere with it if he had been a little taller. He was a beast on the field and always played clean. And the best part is once off the field he was one of the nicest guys in our class. We havenít talked really since our last reunion and even then didnít talk much, but we were friends on facebook so I saw a lot of his updates and within the last 18 months he had completed barber school and opened up his own shop. Well, he bought one from an older guy who wanted to retire. He left the name the same to honor the guy retiring. I am not sure what happened, assuming heart or something like that. He also had 2 younger children. I think both are in grade school now.

Sad to hear that news. My thoughts go out to his family in their time of pain. Don, may you Rest in Peace.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 11/22/2013 9:04AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this and I'm thinking of you with emoticon ....Karen

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INNERJETTIC 11/19/2013 9:59PM

    I am so sorry to hear that. How sad for his family.

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1FEISTYMAMA 11/19/2013 7:14PM

    I'm so very sorry to read this, especially since he had young children. It makes you want to go home and hug your kids extra tight tonight. I've lost 2 friends, both in their early 30's. One had medical issues complicated by poor life choices. The other broadsided a cow on his motorcycle in the middle of the night because a fence was down. It kind of takes your breath away when you get the news. I liked your comment above about hoping people remember you fondly when you pass. My oldest is now a Freshman in HS and has lost 2 classmates - one to an accident in the 4th grade and another to suicide in the 8th grade. We had long talks both times, especially with the suicide, because I immediately put myself in those parents' shoes. Unfortunately, in these situations, there are no words. emoticon

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MOMMINATOR 11/19/2013 5:36PM

    Nothing like the loss of someone your age to remind you how precious and fleeting life is.

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SAABSTORY 11/19/2013 4:16PM

    That is the one thing with him, any time we met, he did things right. And he always had a smile and a joke. He would roll over you and then help you up and say good job. I never minded lining up across from him because i knew it would make me better and he always had respect. I guess my hope in life is that someone remembers me that way.

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/19/2013 4:02PM

    That's to bad, especially since he had children. emoticon

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PICKIE98 11/19/2013 3:57PM

    We need ot remember the people who made an impression on us as we grew up.. He made a difference in our lief by being a good guy on and off the field,, he played the game, but just happened to be a big guy who knew how to use it.
Did you lose a fellow student right after graduation?
I did.. also, we had a football player who died on the field at age 16 with all of us watching... the big tackle pile somehow crushed his windpipe and he suffocated to death, with a heart attack because of it. Everybody liked him and he was an only son.. I still think of him once in awhile and he did not even know who I was then...

Praying for his family,,

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SAABSTORY 11/19/2013 3:37PM

    Thanks. I mean we weren't close by any stretch. It is just sad to hear. He was a great guy. And its never good to hear someone my age passed away.

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REALLY_ROBIN 11/19/2013 3:14PM

  So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you....Hugs...Robin

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