Posted on January 31, 2017
My beloved Brother Bob began his swim to Heaven this morning. Thoughtful and loving until the end, Bob waited until Carla finally left his side for an overdue meal and passed peacefully. He had a single tear on the left cheek, the side where Carla had been sitting.
My Family wishes to thank you all for your caring, support and, far most of all, prayers. We are firmly convinced that it was all the prayers, crescendoing in a 20 person prayer at a family dinner, last Friday. Within an hour of that prayer, Bob awoke, asked for a piece of pizza, and had a week of strength, acceptance and a determination to reach out to his beloved family.
Much sadness, but more Hope for Bob.
God Bless you all,
Mary and I selected and read this passage to Bob, at his First Communion, in 1973:
"It seems strange that we all share the same life together, and yet we do. We are all one family, because we share the same bread and the same cup of wine."
In recent years, Bob would have passed along the following sentiment:
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
Winnie The Pooh