His last days were as peaceful as they possibly could have been, with Kathy and several of his family members in attendance at various times. It’s never an easy transition for those left behind, but for Grandpa – I could not have asked for a more peaceful or easy passing.
He’s with Grandma now, so I’m happy for that.We had the funeral service yesterday, and we worked to make this as easy, yet meaningful as possible. I was honored to have presented his eulogy. Also, given Grandpa’s distinguished service career, we arranged for Full Military Honors at his graveside, including Honor Guard, flag presentation, three-shot volley, and Taps.
He would have been both embarrassed and humbled by this. I hope he took a few minutes from his reunion with Grandma to watch. 🙂
The first one is mostly “just Grandpa”, with the song sung and harmonized by my daughter, Melanie. It’s beautiful and was a perfect tribute to him.
The second is a video I did for Grandma and Grandpa back in 2004. It’s still appropriate today. 🙂
You were my inspiration, my example, my friend, my hero…
Godspeed Grandpa, and thank you.
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Space Cadet, techno-geek…