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  1. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm not sure why I'm telling you guys this... maybe it's good therapy for me.

    I lost a good friend this weekend. He was not only my friend, but my pastor and (on weekends) my boss.

    For more than 7 years, I've had the pleasure of working with this man. One of the things I'll miss most is our Sunday morning breakfasts. Each week, between the 2 morning Masses, we had time to walk a few blocks to a local restaurant for breakfast. I looked forward to this time each week when we could "download" about anything that mattered.

    Unlike most Roman priests, his ministry was a "second vocation." He had a whole other life prior to his ordination. He had married, worked in banking, and was raising a family of four children when his wife died.

    Sometime after he went to bed Friday night, he died while he slept. His absence will leave a huge hole in my life, and I will miss he very much.

    He was one of the good guys.
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    :hug:: I'm very sorry to hear that, Pete.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry to here that Pete.
     
  4. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    sorry to hear that, never an easy thing
     
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    KevinR TPF Noob!

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    So very sorry. But I'm sure you have some great memories to keep his spirit alive.
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    :hug::

    Thinking of you :heart:
     
  7. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you all. I feel less alone.
     
  8. JTHphoto

    JTHphoto TPF Noob!

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    i'm sorry for your loss Pete, and for his children's loss and everyone else he had an impact on for that matter, he sounds like a great person.
     
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    So sorry!
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. But glad for the 7 years you were able to spend that quality time with him.
     

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