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latest absent friend

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shockey, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    the father of a good friend of littlest son of shockey passed away this afternoon after a long bout with stomach cancer. guy (his name) was about 60, i'd guess. he had and his wife have two boys out of college but their youngest, terence, is just 13 -- a late life surprise, i guess. terence is a big kid who's the sweetest giant on the planet, like his dad.

    guy was the one, when a bunch of buds chipped in to get me a 37-inch flat screen tv for my 50th last year, snuck in and measured the space and made the purchase. so i think of him always.

    just so sad. needed to share. thanks for listening.
  2. Sad to hear it, Shockey.
  3. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    sorry to hear that, Shock...
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Thirteen is way too young to lose a dad. Just so so sad.
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    it's been brutal 'round here. a year ago at this time, a couple who had just moved in two house down with sons 8 and 6 had the husband die in his sleep. not sick or anything. just died in his sleep.

    youngest shockey spends one afternoon a week playing with the boys so the mom can run some errands. it's all just soooo sad.

    health is EVERYTHING. all we can do for terence is be there for him. he's such a sweet kid. his older brothers will take on much of the load, but boys that age sure need their dad.

    guy was given last rites yesterday. he me was at home. met with each of his sons earlier to say their goodbyes. as sick as he's been we don't think terence was told his father was dying until recently, but kids have a way of sensing this stuff.


    we'll all simply do what we can.

    thanks, all.
  6. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    My condolences, Shockey.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Sorry, Shockey.
    And many prayers to the kid, he'll need them.
  8. Lost my dad a tad before my 13th birthday.

    But you can never say you know how they feel, because you just don't. It's different for everyone. It hit me hardest when I was 19, then again when my son was born.
  9. shockey

    shockey Active Member


    no one knows exactly what terence is/will be going through. all we can do is be there for him.
  10. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member


    I feel for ya man. Not much else I can say.
  11. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Sorry, shockey, that's awful. :(
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