?

Log in

Goodbye, Dad - Ron Newman [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Ron Newman

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Goodbye, Dad [Aug. 22nd, 2010|06:55 pm]
Ron Newman
[Tags|]
[Current Location |Somerville, MA]
[mood |mournful]

I miss my Dad, who died of cancer, unexpectedly quickly, in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday night, August 11. He was 81.

I had already come to Columbus for my 35th high school reunion the Saturday before. I cancelled my return flight once it became obvious that the rest of my family needed me to stay. My youngest brother Daniel, my Mom, and I were there for Dad's last hours, as well as for the funeral and the week-long period of shiva (Jewish mourning) that followed. I flew back to Boston late last night. Everyone else is still in Columbus since they live there.

I'll probably have a lot more to say here over the next few days. Mom is amazingly stoic (and active and lively), but I don't know if the full force of this has hit her yet.
link

Comments:
[User Picture]From: ifotismeni
2010-08-22 11:51 pm (UTC)
my thoughts and sympathies are with you ron. you have all of our support.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mabfan
2010-08-23 12:15 am (UTC)
Condolences on your loss.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: bombardiette
2010-08-23 12:20 am (UTC)
Again, Ron, my deepest sympathies to you and your family for your troubles.

Your father sounded pretty amazing.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: plumtreeblossom
2010-08-23 12:28 am (UTC)
It was good to talk to you on the phone today. We're here for you.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: tamalinn
2010-08-23 01:02 am (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss, Ron.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: siderea
2010-08-23 01:45 am (UTC)
I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nu_luba
2010-08-23 01:54 am (UTC)
i am so sorry for your loss
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2010-08-23 04:05 am (UTC)
My condolences. :-(
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
From: moria923
2010-08-23 06:36 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: richips
2010-08-23 06:50 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Ron. I'm sending warm thoughts and love your way. If you need an ear or anything...
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: ckd
2010-08-23 04:17 pm (UTC)
My condolences to you and your family. May you all be comforted.
(Replies frozen) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: polkaishot
2010-08-23 07:09 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry, ron :(
(Replies frozen) (Thread)