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I just found out my uncle died

Discussion in 'Whosoever Will, May Come - Liberal' started by FireDragon76, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Ship of Fools Supporter

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    I just found out my uncle died earlier today. I liked him, and I regret we could not over the years spend more time together. He was a quiet person, and did not talk a great deal He was Greek-American, raised Orthodox, and married my aunt, who was a Catholic convert. He worked as a social worker his whole life in Oklahoma City. My aunt and uncle adopted a Korean boy when I was about eight, and they attended the local Catholic church as a family, he even taught Sunday School. He had been in ill health for a few years from diabetes. Last month, my cousin came out as gay (which did not come as a big surprise to me), and my aunt and uncle accepted him.

    He had been ill and on dialysis , and he came down with the flu and took a turn for the worse, and died quickly. My understanding is that he will probably have a Greek Orthodox funeral, which unfortunately I won't be able to attend.


    Remember, O Lord, your servant, Stamatis Hondranastas. Shelter him in a place of brightness, a place of verdure, a place of repose, whence all sickness, sorrow, and sighing have fled away, and where the sight of Your countenance rejoices all Your saints from all ages. Grant him Your kingdom and a portion in Your ineffable and eternal blessings, and the enjoyment of Your unending life. For You are the Resurrection and the Life and the Repose of Your departed servants, O Christ, and to You we ascribe glory, together with Your Father, who is from everlasting, and Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and forever. Amen.


    Please pray also for the family he left behind.
     
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  2. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

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    Christ, have mercy. That is very hard. Prayers, for everyone.
     
  3. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Ship of Fools Supporter

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    Yeah, he was only 66. But on the positive side, it sounds like he had his affairs in order.
     
  4. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Ship of Fools Supporter

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    I remember his mom alot, her name was Fotini. She was very kind to me, even though I was not her kin, she didn't care. His dad was an artist that made a very large statue in Tulsa that's still there (The Golden Driller), he was a refugee from Greece.
     
  5. Gracia Singh

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    It is hard, Fire. Death is always hard. Will pray for you guys. Half of my family's gone. I'm down to my Mom, and one sibling. Christ have mercy on your uncle, and on you, and on all.
     
  6. PloverWing

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    I am so sorry, FireDragon76.

    Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.
     
  7. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Ship of Fools Supporter

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    Yeah, it's hard because my dad is also in the hospital. He had his gall bladder removed and they had complications, so he will have to stay there a while. Everybody is falling apart.
     
  8. mnfanboy4life

    mnfanboy4life New Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I pray for his soul.
     
  9. LessThanPerfect2016

    LessThanPerfect2016 Catechumen Supporter

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    Lord have mercy! Prayers for you, and your family for all that you're going through FireDragon. I know exactly how that can be. Sometimes it seems like when it rains it pours, and I'm truly sorry to hear you're experiencing something like that.
     
  10. SkyWriting

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    I feel your pain. My dad's brothers and sister were real characters and I miss them all. They all had a lot of love for family and were the warmest people I've known. Even if they got too rowdy at times and the brothers ended up in jail.
     
  11. gerbilwoman

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    So sorry for your loss!
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