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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:34 PM

My Father passed last night. He was 93, born on August 8, 1919

He had been ill for a while now, but until this past February, he was able to live at home with a minimal amount of assistance. Then he fell and was in and out of the hospital and nursing homes for a few months, developing infections, etc., and in May I moved in with him (with all my cats) until October when we moved him into assisted living as he needed more care than I could provide. He had congestive heart failure, multiple myeloma (a blood cancer like leukemia) and Alzheimerís. At his new home he was pretty good for a couple months, but right after Thanksgiving he started having pain in his back, and with medication we could control it, but he was noticeably getting weaker daily. I believe he decided it was time to go this past Thursday, so he didnít linger, and Iím grateful the end was peaceful.



The above is a photo of my parents when they were courting, back when you called it that. They were married for 57 years before she passed in 2004. My father had a very good outlook, and he eventually got a girlfriend about 3 years afterwards. He liked going out, dancing and traveling, and he was lucky he found someone to share his time with.

He was a life-long Democrat and union member, WWII veteran, loving father and husband. Whenever he was in the hospital the nurses would comment about how glad they had him as a patient because he was so pleasant and never complained. Below is a photo of my sister and I with him with what must be my first EasterÖit was the earliest photo I could find of him with me. The second photo is him on his 90th birthday on our cruise to Alaska.



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Reply My Father passed last night. He was 93, born on August 8, 1919 (Original post)
joeybee12 Dec 2012 OP
trumad Dec 2012 #1
El Supremo Dec 2012 #2
Auggie Dec 2012 #3
bluedigger Dec 2012 #4
chelsea0011 Dec 2012 #5
TZ Dec 2012 #6
TBF Dec 2012 #7
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #10
TBF Jan 2013 #19
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ProfessorGAC Jan 2013 #14
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joeybee12 Jan 2013 #25
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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. so sorry to hear that Joey...

Dude looked like an awesome guy.

This atheist will say a prayer for your family.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. ...

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:15 PM

3. RIP, Mr. joeybee12 Sr.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:26 PM

4. I'm so sorry to hear that, joeybee12.

My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:08 PM

5. My condolences and thanks for some great pics.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:23 PM

6. So sorry to hear this Joey:(

I'm sorry the past couple of weeks have been so rough for you.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:42 PM

7. I'm thrilled to have another awesome birthday twin -

sharing my birthday with your dad and Roger Federer rocks. Thank you for sharing these memories with us - and I'm glad his passing was peaceful. ((joeybee))

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Response to TBF (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:08 PM

10. And me!

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:02 AM

19. Yay! :) nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:43 PM

8. RIP. Sorry to hear that joey. At least I know what you look like now!

Like father, like son!


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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:02 PM

9. Sounds like a great guy

And so handsome! A life well lived.

My sympathy to you and your family.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:10 PM

11. Hope you have some peace.

Hugs to you and your family.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:15 PM

12. I'm sorry to hear about that Joey

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:21 AM

13. Oh man...

joeybee12, I'm really sorry to hear of your dad...my deepest sympathies to you.

My Mom lives with us...she's going to be 92 next month. In her case, the brain is really good but the body is crap.

Again I'm sorry to hear about dad but 93 is a great life!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:41 AM

14. Condolences Joey

Sorry to hear this. But, your post made it seem he lived a life well-lived.
GAC

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:34 AM

15. What a face.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:48 AM

16. My best wishes to your family

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:07 AM

17. Best wishes, joey!!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:33 AM

18. Sorry joey..

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:12 PM

20. I'm sorry, Joey -- best thoughts to you and your family

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:35 AM

21. I'm sorry Joeybee

I know how rough it is to lose a father. Take care of yourself.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:19 AM

22. My condolences to you and your family. It sounds like he had a very good life. n/t

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:56 PM

23. Condolences to you and your family, Joey

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:18 PM

24. Just checking on you joeybee -

hope you're doing ok. It's hard to lose a close family member.

I'm wondering how the tennis year is going to be with Rafael staging a comeback and Roger winding down. I guess we can just make fun of the younger players now.

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Response to TBF (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:32 PM

25. Thanks...I'm back...I keep checking to see how Roger

is doing in the warm-up tournaments, and now I see that he is skipping every single one before Australia!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:00 AM

26. Have not been around for a while.

Sorry for your loss joeybee, will send out some prayers for you and family.

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