I always thought of Father as an Uncle. He loved God and his calling was paramount and most admirable. He was smart, business savvy, full of wit - always had a funny joke to share, kind and patient, had the gift of gab and thoroughly enjoyed watching and playing sports. I remember him and my dad rooting for and watching lots of Philly sports games and PGA golf tournaments on TV during many family gatherings. I know Grandpop enjoyed him as a dear friend, golf partner and spiritual confidant. Aunt Irene, you had such a special bond with him - initially he was a ‘tough boss’ and then you became beloved friends. You shared the calling to serve God, loved your families, friends, travel and so many life adventures.
I know we all had special moments and conversations with Father over these past 36 years. He shared many kind words of healing while I experienced tremendous grief and despair. His understanding, visions and thoughts about heaven were a great comfort to me and Ive never forgotten them.
Rest in peace Father - heaven is rejoicing in your presence. Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his Hand.