We received a call yesterday to inform us that J's sister had lost her husband to his battle with cancer. He passed away at home and peacefully. Of course J's sister knew this was going to happen in the near future but she is devastated by the loss of a husband and friend of over 50 years. But, as she said, he's in a better place, now.
He had such a wonderful sense of humor. Members of any gathering could find themselves laughing helplessly when he was on a roll. People loved him and will miss him terribly.
Recently, when we visited J's mom and sisters, we all ate lunch together. It was cold, but we gathered outside the restaurant talking still, laughing, and reluctant to leave. We knew how sick he was and were amazed at how well he looked. He joked that people told him how great he looked when he felt at his worst. He thought it was funny.
We are fewer now, and less than we were.
Please pray for his friends and family . . .