Saturday, December 12, 2009

R.I.P. Andy

My cousin passed away last night. He had been battling an inoperable brain tumor for the past couple years and last night his and his family's suffering finally came to an end.

Andy served in the Army during the 1st Gulf War, which was always a hard thing for me to imagine because my thoughts of him always go back to when we were children. He was always smiling, it seemed, and I guess that's how I'll always remember him...that chubby, little kid with a perpetual grin.

He didn't seem to have much tolerance for self pity, and he was incredibly brave in these past few years, as were his wife and two young boys.

It was good to know you, cuz. Shuffle off this mortal coil and trip the light fantastic.


charlotte said...

It sounds like he lived a good and honorable life. I'm sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Zombie, condolences to you and to your family, especially to Andy's parents, siblings, spouse, and children.

That was a nice memorial you put up.

Leigh C. said...

Zichron l'vrachah...but I don't think you have anything to worry about. Sounds like his memory will always be for a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to his family and to you. Our country is thankful for his service. May his children always be protected and cared for.

Editilla said...

Sorry for you loss, J.
I love my cousin so much. He taught me how to cuss and fight, wish I'd paid better attention.
Blessings to you and your family.

whirlygurl said...

Sorry for your loss. He sounds like someone who actually made a difference. Thanks for sharing