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I loved my dad, Bert and now he's gone.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bert Cass
September 2, 1914-March 18, 2014
Resident of San Jose

My dad died last Tuesday and God, do I miss him. He was one of the most friendly and good natured men. Hi s stated goal was to leave everyone he met with a smile and most of the time he met his goal. Even nurses in the hospital said they loved having him as a patient.

He left me a life of love and a full awareness of the fact that a positive look on life and a good sense of humor will help you live an amazingly long life. He died at the age of 99 after a return of the weakening effects of myasthenia gravis. If you have a few extra dollars consider giving to the foundation for this awful disease. He also instilled in me a love of hockey as you can guess from some of pictures

Thank God he died while unconscious so with no pain and surrounded by our family. I've been swamped with cleanup of his home, and taking care of legal details so not a ton of time for sparking. His death kind of coincided with my 2 year maintenance anniversary so I haven't gotten a chance to thank everybody for the goodies and comments but I do appreciate them.

Donations in my dad's name may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California ; myasthenia-ca.org/index.
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DOGMOMMA2THREE 4/6/2014 3:40PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news! emoticon Susan

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/5/2014 10:21AM

    What a beautiful tribute to your father. So sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you with the wonderful memories that direct your path most pleasingly. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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FLORIDASUN 4/4/2014 8:44AM

    Oh dear one...I just learned of this. I'm soooo sorry for your loss...I know how close you were to your dad and you have really helped him during his challenges.

Just know that he is STILL very much with you...now just in a different way! You will meet him again further down the river when the time is right for you. He is now your MOST powerful angel and you have a very special protector who looks after you from the heavens above.

I talk to my Josh each and every day...I sense him around me all the time, one of his favorite songs will come on the radio, or I'll see a feather (a very sacred totem) or I'll smell his cologne, or I'll see his name...our angels are always with us!

Hugs to you my dear and special friend, I'm ALWAYS here if you want to talk about your dear father...ALWAYS! emoticon

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GRACEOMALLEY 3/31/2014 6:10PM

    So sorry for your loss. Keep in mind the blessing you had of knowing him and the blessing he had of a long life well lived.
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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/28/2014 12:09PM

    I am sorry for your loss.

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TEDDYBEAR662 3/28/2014 8:49AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss! May God bless you during this time. HUGS!
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/27/2014 1:29PM

    Dear Adrienne, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope your vast precious memories of & with your dear dad will bring you some comfort in the days ahead. What a wonderful legacy he has left.

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BOSS61 3/27/2014 10:21AM

    So sorry for your loss

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JUSTME29 3/27/2014 8:45AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

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PHEBESS 3/26/2014 11:50PM

    My deepest condolences - I know how you feel, we lost our dad in December. It's never easy, is it?

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/26/2014 11:21PM

    Adrienne, I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man who raised a wonderful girl. This is a wonderful tribute to him. emoticon

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JAZZEJR 3/26/2014 10:04PM

    Oh, Adrienne. I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. What a wonderful tribute to him is this. I feel the love. emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/26/2014 8:32PM

    So sorry to hear about your dad. It will be three years this July since I lost my dad, and I think about him almost daily still and miss him.

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MYBULLDOGS 3/26/2014 8:10PM

    may God bless you and your Dad

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KELLIEBEAN 3/26/2014 7:37PM

    I'm very very sorry. He sounds like a man that spread joy everywhere he went.

I lost my mom five weeks ago. I understand the pain and the overwhelming duties and arrangements that follow. If I can ever be another shoulder to lean on feel free to email me.

I will be thinking about you. I wish you peace, love and strength.

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LYNCHD05 3/26/2014 7:26PM

    I am so sorry for you loss. He sounds like a wonderful man who knew how to live a fulfilling life. Instilling that in you carries on his legacy.

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GEMINICHIK 3/26/2014 6:56PM

    May God comfort you during this difficult time. My dad has been w/ Jesus 28 yrs & I miss him each & every day

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JUNEAU2010 3/26/2014 6:22PM

    emoticon My dad died 9 years ago from cancer and I still miss him. The intensity of the pain will lesson, but there will always be a hole where he belongs. I am so sorry for your loss...

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SAMMI-SAM 3/26/2014 5:49PM

    emoticon So very sorry for your loss.....

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MERRYMARY42 3/26/2014 5:43PM

    He lived a long life, but that in no way lessens the sorrow you feel, he left a daughter who truly loved him.

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MUSIC2HISEARS 3/26/2014 5:41PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 3/26/2014 5:20PM

    So sorry for you loss! He sounds like a most wonderful man and certainly raised a wonderful daughter.
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MOTTAMAMALOU 3/26/2014 5:12PM

    So sorry for your loss. Your dad looked like a very nice, loving man.
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ONECALMMOM 3/26/2014 5:11PM

  So sorry for your loss. Hope you have scrapbooks that celebrate his life. emoticon

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LADYGSC 3/26/2014 5:11PM

    emoticon for your loss! Let the God of comfort, comfort you. Be blessed!!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/26/2014 5:09PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what a big hole his passing has left in your life. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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