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Ocelot55

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Location : Columbus, OH
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PostSubject: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:53 am

This was unexpected news. We all knew he had been fighting cancer, but he had told us it was in remission. It appears that he hid the severity of his condition from us. We found him at home in bed. Thank goodness he didn't pass in a hospital hooked up to machines. He even went to get a cup of coffee that morning at his favorite restaurant like he has the past two decades, then went home and went to sleep.

I felt particularly close to him. I worked for him during high school and even several summers when I came home from college. He was one of the most decent and generous men I have ever had the pleasure to know and he will be sorely missed.
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:00 am

My sincere condolences on your loss, he sounds like he was a man of great character who lived a very honorable life earning the respect of his family and those around him. If you need anything we are all here for you brother.
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:18 am

Sorry for you loss, Brother!

I've went through that with my Grandfather, but he wasn't lucky enough to pass in his sleep.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:27 am

My father taught me to think of three good things that surround any tragic situatiion to make it easier to bear. So here's your three: You're so lucky that you knew and had a relationship with him...something I never had as both mine were long gone when I was born. The circumstance that he was able to live as he wanted up until his death is also a blessing. And I can't help but imagine that he's mighty proud of having a grandson like you.

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chris

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:50 am

My condolences.

The good things are that you spent time with a decent man and that he died in his own bed - by what you have said peacefully.

He will clearly live on in your fond memories of him.

Take good care in this sad time.
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idbowman

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Location : Painesville, OH
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:01 am

My condolences, buddy.

Never really been good at knowing what to say in this sort of situation, but fwiw know that you have my sympathy, and that I'm very truly sorry for your loss.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:01 am

Oh man. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Buckshot

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:07 pm

You have my sincere condolences for your loss. As others have said, we are here for you.
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:52 pm

My sincere condolences . As has been said he was able to live his way and die as he wanted. Not many folks get to do that these days.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:07 pm

Heal with a light heart, Ocelot. Like BH, for various reasons, I never had proper grandparents--you're certainly lucky, if not to hurt quite a bit right now. May the good memories overcome the hurt. Cool
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williamcharles

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:28 pm

Please accept my condolences on your loss. I lost my mom in April. There's nothing anyone can say that helps but time will smooth off the rough edges.
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Mozjo33

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:48 pm

My sincerest condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.
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Dreadgerbil

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Location : Boise, Idaho
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:22 pm

While I am deeply saddened for you and your family, I am glad that he died peacefully and in a manner he chose.
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J Soshae

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:24 pm

Very sorry to hear about your loss. May his legacy live on through you.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:52 pm

I am truly sorry for your loss.

July 2nd was the fifth anniversary of my father's passing... It still doesn't seem real sometimes. Life goes on, as they say.

Stay strong, Brother! Good memories and remembering how much of an impact he had on your life will help ease the pain
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Fishfuzz

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:19 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
This was unexpected news. We all knew he had been fighting cancer, but he had told us it was in remission. It appears that he hid the severity of his condition from us. We found him at home in bed. Thank goodness he didn't pass in a hospital hooked up to machines. He even went to get a cup of coffee that morning at his favorite restaurant like he has the past two decades, then went home and went to sleep.

I felt particularly close to him. I worked for him during high school and even several summers when I came home from college. He was one of the most decent and generous men I have ever had the pleasure to know and he will be sorely missed.

Sorry to hear about your loss. We'll be praying for you and your family during this tough time. Maybe a pipe crafted in his name? I have a bespoke suit coat in memory of my grandmother (used the inheritance money for something that would last).
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:40 pm

My condolences to you Ocelot, it sounds like he was a great person. Take it easy man.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:23 pm

My condolences on your loss Ocelot.

I was very young when both of my granddads passed. Don't have too many memories of either one.

Be strong for your family.

Crying or Very sad

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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:46 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you brother. It is great that you had the opportunity to have a great relationship with your grandfather. Nothing compares to the love of grandparents!
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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:43 pm

I would like to thank all the brothers for the concern and well wishes. I just got back home from the whole affair. The pm's and comments really helped. I will not forget the kindness and generosity that you have all shared with me in my time of mourning. My most sincere thanks.
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Fishfuzz

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:01 pm

Glad to hear you made it back safe and sound. Hopefully it will end up being an inspirational experience to your craft as well.
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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:25 pm

Fishfuzz wrote:
Glad to hear you made it back safe and sound. Hopefully it will end up being an inspirational experience to your craft as well.

I just finished making a pipe in his honour. I'm going to build a display for it and a few mementos I got from his house: his old zippo lighter and my great-great-great grandmother's 1906 Elgin pocket watch that he kept near his bed. She, coincidentally, was a pipe smoker. It must run in the family. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:41 pm

My sincerest condolences to you Brother, your Grandfather sounds like a man that we need more of in this world. You are in my thoughts.
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Fishfuzz

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather just passed   Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:13 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
Fishfuzz wrote:
Glad to hear you made it back safe and sound. Hopefully it will end up being an inspirational experience to your craft as well.

I just finished making a pipe in his honour. I'm going to build a display for it and a few mementos I got from his house: his old zippo lighter and my great-great-great grandmother's 1906 Elgin pocket watch that he kept near his bed. She, coincidentally, was a pipe smoker. It must run in the family. Very Happy

That is so awesome. I would love to see pictures.
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PostSubject: My condolences   Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:13 pm

My sincere condolences and prayers go out to you Ocelot !Never knew my Grandparents,they are a God given blessing to those who were fortunate enough to know theirs. Sounds like the relationship was one to treasure !
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