Condolence: I am so very sorry to hear of Jacob's passing. I had the pleasure of being one of his doctors for the last five years, seeing him at his home. I have heard so many wonderful stories of your family over the years. He was a wonderful man, one who will be greatly missed. Your family will be in my thoughts.
Condolence: Grandad was a man who was extremely proud of his family and unconditionally loved every single member despite any flaws they may have. You could both see and feel his love anytime that you were around him. One of my most vivid memories from childhood is hanging out on the tire swing with my older cousins and later that night camping out in Grandads backyard. He shared his love of gardening with me by showing me his watermelon patch and explained how to properly care for them. Growing up I saw him as being invincible, nothing could stop my Grandad and nothing ever will. While he might not have been invincible he will be forever immortal thanks to the stories and memories he left behind for his family to pass on. He will forever live on in memory from me and one day my son.
Unable are the Loved to die
For Love is Immortality,
Nay, it is Deity—
Unable they that love—to die
For Love reforms Vitality
Condolence: While Dad lived a long life, it's bittersweet as more time is still wanted by those of us left behind. I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with him and we shared many moments alone. I was able to learn a lot about his lovely wife (who I wish I was able to know but feel I do through him and Jody), his parents and childhood, and the core of who he was as a person and family man. Dad and I were close before I lost my father but our bond was further cemented after my family's loss and I'm grateful that I was able to have him in my life for so long. The old saying of how some people come into our lives and we are never, ever the same seems to be the most fitting tribute to a man who was a second father to me, a wonderful father to my husband and sisters, an endearing grandfather to our two sons, and a special great-grandfather for the youngest member of our brood. I'll carry Dad in my heart always.
Condolence: Grandad had a profound impact on my life. We shared many things in common and several of my hobbies/interests are from the time we spent together. I'll always treasure the laughs we shared, the races we watched, time spent together at the beach, and just enjoying his company. I'm proud to be part of his large family.