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Old 01-09-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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Maybe some people have noticed, but I've been quiet since Thursday of last week.

My dad was found deceased on Thursday evening, when he didn't show up for bowling night. He was 69, and this was very sudden. Shockingly sudden.

I flew to Ohio to be with my family and make arrangements. We buried him today.

Some of you know, via Facebook and a few quick posts. But for anybody who PM'd me and didn't get a response, please know that it was because I just have been overwhelmed with things and my family is my priority.

My dad was the most honest and ethical man I ever knew. He was quiet and unassuming, and a simple person in so many ways. I'm in shock, and in mourning.

I spoke today at his funeral, so that we could say our goodbyes to him. He was widowed at 35 years old- 34 years ago! He was a single dad, before "single parent" was even in common lingo.

He called my beer "that homebrew ****", unless it was a cream ale. But he drove me to beer bars when I visited, and went to some breweries with me and some homebrew stores.

He loved his family, and especially his grandkids. My family is devastated. He will be greatly missed.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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so sorry for you loss
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
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Continued thoughts and prayers for you, Yoop. Losing a family member is never easy.

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:53 AM   #4
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So sorry to hear about this, stay strong, you will get through it.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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My condolences Yooper. Hope you and your family can be together during this time.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #6
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Deepest condolences on your family's loss.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:22 AM   #7
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My words will offer nothing. But I am sorry nonetheless. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:29 AM   #8
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Losing a parent is very tough, no matter the age. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:40 AM   #9
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Thats sad news, very sorry for your loss.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:41 AM   #10
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So sorry for your loss Yooper.

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