Rest in Peace Dad

“Let us be silent so that we may hear the whisper of God.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shortly after 1 p.m. today Jason’s father passed away peacefully, surrounded by several of us who cared for him most. Sadly we lost his father today – a man who should have had so much more life to live passed away at the age of 52.

After meeting with the neurologist this morning we were informed in detail of the heart attack he suffered Monday where he was found not breathing for an extended period of time. Though he was resuscitated on Monday we were told that he had only a 1% chance of living beyond these circumstances. After undergoing many tests it was determined that he was unresponsive and his condition was declining. Collectively our family decided it was in his best interest, and the interest of our family to allow him to live out the last moments of his life peacefully surrounded by those who cared dearly for him.

Though the recent medical problems he’s endured these last few years have brought him much pain – we all know in our hearts how much his heart has hurt since Jason’s mother passed away. We are all certain that he is now comforted beside Jason’s mother in heaven, undoubtedly looking down proudly on the strong family they’ve created.

Currently arrangements are still being made for a visitation service to be held in Evansville, Indiana. The funeral will follow in Bloomington, Illinois where his father will be laid to rest beside Jason’s mother.

Thank you all for your warm wishes in this time of mourning.

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Published in: on February 5, 2009 at 11:13 pm  Comments (11)  

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  1. my thoughts and prayers are with & jason and the fam. ::hugs::

  2. 😦 My condolences, thoughts and prayers. :hugs:

  3. I am so sorry to hear about his father’s passing. Tell him I am thinking about him. I will pray for you guys to have strength during this hard time.

  4. oh no, I’m very sorry to hear. I saw some updates on Twitter, but I wasn’t sure what was going on. My condolences go out to the family.

  5. May everyones thoughts and prayers give you all strength in this difficult time.

  6. Sorry to hear the news. Prayers are with you, Jason and the family.

  7. my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  8. You’ll be in our thoughts through this difficult time… Stay strong you guys!
    Hugs!!!

  9. My thoughts are with you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss.

  10. In the stars I shall be living
    In the stars I shall be laughing
    And so it shall be as if all the
    stars are laughing
    When you look at the sky at night.

    ~The Little Prince
    Antoine St. Exupery
    Our Condolences…Mike & Erica Montalvo & Family

  11. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We are saddened to hear about your loss.

    The Magorrian Family


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