Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mr. Z has gone to the Lord

Please pray for me and our family and friends.
I hadn't told you yet that he'd been diagnosed with a very rare and very difficult disease; we didn't expect this quick an end.
I will write about him when I can.

God bless you all. Please pray for me....Z

123 comments:

shoprat said...

I am stunned and praying for you.

Dr. Dave said...

I'm terribly sorry for your loss. You are both in my prayers.

Impertinent said...

Mon Dieu. ..I'm totalement muet. J'offre mes humbles prières et la connaissance que Werner est dans les mains de Dieu et sûr.


T

Tom said...

Z - Our condolences from Tom's Place. God Bless & Comfort you and your family.

beamish said...

All my thoughts and prayers, Z.

*Hugs*

Anonymous said...

Our Dear Z,
We are praying for you.

We know Mr. Z is in a better place, and God holds him close. With a broken heart, I wish to say what a privilege it was for Mr. Pris and I to know Mr. Z.

Such a good, wonderful man, and we are so glad we were able to know him. We will miss him terribly.

We hold you in our thoughts and in our hearts, and may God bless you and keep you. His love is with you now and always.

With our love,
Pris and Mr. Pris

Faith said...

Oh Z, what a shock, what sadness, I am so sorry. I am praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the bad news, Z. I'm shocked to hear something like that. My condolences and thoughts are with you in these difficult times.

Waylon

Jen said...

You are loved and lifted up, Z.

Anonymous said...

Dear Z,

I just heard this terrible news from one of our mutual friends about five minutes ago.

I am so so sorry this has happened. I am shocked. I so wish I could do something to help.

I never had direct contact with Mr. Z, but I loved everything he wrote for geeeZ, and knew how good and kind -- and wise -- he was from the way you've always talked about him.

God bless you, my dear old friend. I am going away tomorrow morning to a fiftieth high school reunion, or I'd say "Please call me, if you like." Perhaps later ...

God is our help in every need.
He does our every hunger feed.
He walks beside us, guides our way
Through every moment of the day.


That may sound trite, but it's helped me to say that over and over to myself in dark times. My great aunt taught it to me when I was little. It's amazing how sustaining it has been through the years.

Needless to say, you have my deepest sympathy and more love than you could imagine. Believe me, I feel for you.

Your friend,

~ FreeThinke

Miradena said...

There are no words.
There is only love.

You graciously shared the beauty of your most special love for him through your writing - and your always heartfelt words, (as your always heartfelt love), will live on.

Each of us who was blessed to read Mr. Zs words about you, or your words about him, knows that a love such as yours is as rare as it is beautiful. We are truly, deeply saddened, beyond expression. Many of us knew Mr. Z only through you, or through his incredible gift for writing, but we feel as though we have lost a dear, dear friend. May he rest gently in God's loving arms. These words cannot begin to express my condolences - but I do hope that you can feel the love behind them.

heidianne jackson said...

be still and know that he's still with you. fall apart and know that you will find peace again.

there are no words, only love. there is nothing we can do to take this from you, but if we could we would. your honor and respect and love for mr. z are inspiring. his for you is teachable. he has never missed an opportunity to teach nor to show anyone and everyone his love for you.

mr. j and I love you and are 'here for you' even though that sounds so trite. we lift you up in prayer and love.

Jan said...

My dearest Z...there are no words, and not enough words, to convey my heartfelt sorrow over the loss of your beloved Mr. Z.

I know that you know, that God's loving arms now enfold you, and will keep you in His perfect care.
I love you.
Jan

The Wordsmith said...

Oh my God, I'm devastated.
I too am terribly sorry for your loss. You are both in my prayers.
May God be with you.

namaste said...

Z, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless.

Love,

Maria

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

I am shocked and deeply saddened
to hear this sad and terrible news. Please take care and be strong, my friend. My thoughts and my prays are with you and your family today.
May God bless you and your family as you press through this awful challenge together.

Beth said...

I am so sorry, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beverly said...

Oh, my, dear Z,
I am so sorry to hear this devastating news. I pray that the God of all comfort will be your constant source of strength and hope during these days. Please know that I am praying for His peace to your heart.

Hugs, my dear,
Bev Whitcomb

Linda said...

I am so sorry to hear this. May our Lord give you peace and grace during this time.

Martha said...

Dear Z, We are praying for you. We love you and will miss Mr Z so much! He was a wonderful man, a great friend and will be missed by all of us!

Andrea sends her love, she's praying for you too.

Love you tons!
Me!

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry Z! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

((big hugs))

I.H.S. said...

Z, I am sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Blessings.

christian soldier said...

Mighty God and our Father-hold Z in your loving arms in this time of her sorrow ...
In Jesus Name I pray...

Ducky's here said...

First AOW and then you , z.

I'm so very sorry. I hope for some better news.

You both have my prayers.

Always On Watch said...

This fall season 2009 is surely the season of heartbreak.

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Mr. Z is a powerful and energetic thinker with more talent and zest for life than most any two people. I am glad he has long been in the Lord's hands, especially through this difficult summer, but broken with sorrow that he is no longer in yours.

Laretha said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

The Merry Widow said...

Z-You know that I loved and appreciated, "the big lug". He was a very special gentleman, and I'm glad you had the time you did WITH him.

Know too, even though it is a hard season, you will be with him again! Forever!

May that HOPE be real to you, as real as the Father's Love for a hurting daughter!
Hugs!

tmw

Elmers Brother said...

I'll remember him as a gracious and wonderful man who shared his wife with someone she only knew over the internet.

His hospitality and generous nature...

Mr. Z was a wonderful man.

I love you Z.

With love and prayers,

Ray

Elmers Brother said...

and that fact that he liked hot food...

they don't come any better

defiant_infidel said...

Upon receiving the phone call, I found myself wishing the Lord would somehow grant me the tools to take your painful loss from, and for, you. Then I realized we, your friends and family, ALL instinctively have that same want. We do so love you, Z.

I never had the privilege and honor of firmly shaking your wonderful husband's hand, yet I felt I knew (through you) so much about the incredible personality, intelligence and sensitivity that comprised him. While I take some comfort in the knowledge that he passed gently, as he wished, I am so truly sorry it was God's decision to make it now. My the Good Lord cradle his soul for all eternity.

My prayers will always accompany you, Beautiful Z. I pray for your strength, faith and courage. God bless you each and every day.

Papa Frank said...

Z - I have no words that can possible console you. Please know that I love you and that my prayers are with you. Mr. Z was a man of great wisdom and I had tremendous respect for him and his writing. I'm sorry dear friend.

LASunsett said...

Z,

Take all the time you need to sort through it all. The healing process takes time and it is different with everyone. It is a dynamic process with many different phases, one at a time.

We will all be here when you are ready and just know, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Oh my God.

I am so sorry.

I know this is shock and sudden, and perhaps I make this request improperly. . .

But, when you have time, can you, perhaps, give us a bit of what you knew Mr Z to be?

Can we see a photo? Some recollections? Some context? Background?

I ask this not to embarrass, but to flesh out his reality for us and for you, and to help us understand the man he truly was.

I suffered two losses this year; I cannot imagine what my life would be like if I were to suffer the loss of my wife.

I'm sorry, but more words pretty much escape me, Z.

I am so, so very sorry. The tears stream as I write this.

BZ

psi bond said...

This is shocking news.

From your headline, I doubted at first, perhaps wishfully, its obvious meaning, but reading on, I found I was sorrowfully wrong.

My sincerest condolences, Z.

I am very sorry.

Miss T.C. Shore said...

I pray that the Lord wraps his arms of love around you and carries you through this difficult time. From what little I know, I have faith that God has put His loving arms around Mr. Z and has carried him safely home to a joyous celebration and reunion.

Debbie said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. I've been out of town all day and the week has been crazy, I'm just now finding out.

I cannot imagine the grief you are experiencing. I have the love of my life, my soul mate, my hubby, with me.

You are in my prayers and thoughts.

If you need a shoulder to cry on, please email me.

The good news is that you know where he is -- with the Lord. He is not in pain and is with those who have gone before him.

God bless you and give you peace and comfort.

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Z said...

You're a very precious group of people, all of you, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for these comments which I will be saving.

I don't know what I'll do without my wonderful, amazing husband, but I know I'll be writing something about him here......I'd like you to know him better.

Thank you, everyone....you're all amazing.

bluepitbull said...

God bless you in your time of need. I will keep you in my prayers.

Dave Miller said...

Our prayers are with you and your family Z.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Very very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Z,
I love you and I loved your great guy. May God, as I am sure He already has, wrap His loving arms around you and your family and bring you peace and comfort, even as "Mr. Z" is celebrating in heaven with Our Father right now. Anything, I am just a phone call away. xoxo Shell

Greywolfe said...

God love you and His peace be with you. I am praying for you, Z.

Anonymous said...

Z.
I am so terribly shocked and just stunned at this news.
I cannot imagine how you are making it just now.

My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Love,
WVDOTTR

Tim said...

Althought I never agree with you I am sorry for your loss. There are no words that can take away the pain I am sure you are feeling. I pray for your husband's quick entry through the pearly gates.

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RightKlik said...

I'm very sad to hear this news, Z. My prayers are with you.

Pamela D. Hart said...

Dear Z, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Z was such a nice man and the love the two of you shared shined through your words. You lived your love and others should be so lucky to find that one true love...that one true soul-mate, and to also be so considerate of their mate as well.

Even through this tragic loss, I'm sure you will continue to be an inspiration to all of us. Bless you, Z.

Anonymous said...

Dear Heavenly Father, We love You and praise You and give You all the glory and honor. Thank you for Mr. Z's life and the love that he had for his family and friends. Father God, please be with his family and give them the strength that they need to go through the grieving process. I pray Father that they will find comfort in You and that they will grow closer to You in this difficult time of loss. Father, God You knew Mr. Z before he was in his mother's womb. You knew the day he would enter this world and the day that he would exit. Thank you for his creation and the love and joy that he gave to those he loved. Now, Father please hold his family close to Your side and give them the direction that they need to carry on. Keep them safe, show them how to care for one another in the following days. Bless them with Your love. In Jesus name I pray these things for this precious family. Amen

Anonymous said...

Dear Z,

Try to rest easy tonight. You have your family and friends - we're all here. See you again soon.

Mr. Z was the best.

Love you and God Bless you,

Deaner & KS

nanc said...

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God be with you and your family.

A.C. McCloud said...

My sincere condolences, Z.

psi bond said...

A sad little man is what I am, Z, after hearing this news.

Faith said...

How nice to see your soft side, psi bond.

I too am a sad person today. Every time I come here to see the comments I burst into tears again. This can't have happened. This beautiful marriage of mutual love and respect just can't have ended like this. Z and Mr. Z were supposed to go on happily into old age together. It just breaks my heart.

But I know God is good and He always has something good for us in the hardest times, and I know Z will cling to that truth in her darkest hours.

Alexander Münch said...

I have not met you Mr. Z, but I heard your voice.
R.I.P. soldier!
I salute you!

psi bond said...

How nice to see your soft side, psi bond.

Yes, Faith, I have a soft side, but it is not Faith.

Beautiful things that were meant to be forever turn, alas, to dust.

It is easier for me to think of the world without a Creator than of a Creator responsible for all the tragedies in this world.

Within our genes is encoded the mechanism of Death----Life defeats Life.

beamish said...

PsiBond,

Go be a shitbag somewhere else.

JINGOIST said...

Words escape me Z. We will be praying for you. May he bless and keep you both.
Morgan

psi bond said...

Stone Age language is not appropriate in this thread, beamish.

MK said...

That's terrible news Z, had no idea, so sorry. But you are right he is with the Lord, waiting impatiently for you.

Praying for you.

Always On Watch said...

Hey, Psi Bond.

Beamish is one of Z's dearest friends.

Back off.

Now.

FairestWitness said...

Oh Z, Jean just let us know about your tragic loss. I am so very, very sorry for you.

I will pray for God's love, that you may find comfort in Him. God bless Mr. Z, my he rest in peace.

Best regards, Pat

Chuck said...

Z, so sorry, we are thinking about you.

Judged on the writing he did on your blog he was clearly a very good man, may he rest in peace

Mark said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said more eloquently?

Only that I knew you and Mr Z both posted entries on this blog, yet I could never tell from reading them who wrote what. The two of you were indeed one flesh.

I am praying for your family. God bless you.

Karen said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your fine husband. What a good man. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

cube said...

I don't have the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I was only beginning to get to know you through your blog, but appreciated everything I read.
I am so very sorry that this has happened to you. God Bless and keep you through all of this.
As well as being the keeper of souls, He is also the keeper of hearts and I know He will keep and comfort yours right now.
Prayers for you.

G-Man said...

I'm stunned and saddened! I barely know how to respond. I know that I haven't been hanging around here all that long, but if there is absolutely anything you need, that you have the slightest inkling that I might be able to provide it... do not hesitate to ask! I t is no imposition at all. I mean that.

HoosierArmyMom said...

Z, you are in my prayers dear friend. Know that I am here for you anytime, you have my heart, prayers and friendship always. God Blessing be with you.

Anonymous said...

Z, I am saddened by your loss. I should say, 'our loss', because we are all a family, far spread about the world. Take comfort in knowing you will be with him again. You both are in my prayers.

I have been a visitor for a while now, since I enjoy the humor and intelligence on your site. When you're up to it, I hope you will return to us.

Will

WomanHonorThyself said...

Good Lord my friend..I am praying and will be in touch. Hugs to you my dear..and many blessings..I am so so sorry Z......................

Steve Harkonnen said...

You're in my prayers, Z.

Prayer is powerful. You have friends you probably didn't realize you had before, and that is evident here in the comments section alone.

God bless you.

Puritan Lad said...

May the Lord give you and yours comfort in this time of loss.

beamish said...

PsiBond,

Let me tell you what is inappropriate. The presence of rude shitbag twits such as yourself, long given ample notice that they are unwelcome AT THIS BLOG and here making pestering, disruptive, insensitive comments ON THIS THREAD is inappropriate.

Now begone, shitbag.

Z said...

Please, those of you arguing, no more here, not on this post...

Thanks so much for all your comments, they mean the world to me.
I'm holding up...much to plan and much to consider.

I just want it to be 19 years ago, on our wedding day. see you later. xx

Frizzy said...

I learned about you through Evelyn. I want to be sure and let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.

Soloman said...

Wow.. what a shock. I was just stopping by to see what you were up to, hadn't seen you in a while.

My thoughts are with you...

Jan said...

Dearest Z..my heart is just aching for you so much!

I know you are holding up, because you are strong in the Lord, and we out here are doing all we can to help, by praying for you, constantly.

Remember how very much you are loved,as you go about getting all the things done that must be done.

We are here.
I love you.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Psa 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD [is] the death of his saints.
Sorry for your loss

sue said...

Z - I could hardly believe it when I read what you worte. I am so sorry. You will be in my prayers.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dear Z,

My thoughts are with you. I am so sorry to hear this devastating news.

You have many, many friends. Take comfort in their affection for you.

Sincerely,

Shaw Kenawe

Karen Howes said...

Dear Z, I read of this on AOW's blog, and had to come over and tell you how sorry I am for your loss.

Memory eternal for Mr. Z, and prayers for you. May God comfort you.

Leticia said...

Oh Z, I am so truly sorry for your loss. There are no appropriate words of comfort that I can offer, but you and your precious family are in my prayers.

I wish there was more I could do. Please know that you are not alone.

Larry Durham said...

Oh my....God bless you Z. The guys at TBD send they're fervent prayers. RIP Mr. Z.

Ghost Dansing said...

i'm so sorry to hear of your loss.... my sympathy and prayers.

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW said...

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Husband.

I saw a beautiful tribute to you on DD2's blog and I had to come here and wish you and yours my condolences.
It is always painful and difficult to experience a loss such as this ...

I wish you Gods blessings to give you strength.

An American Girl said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
My God Bless you

FrogBurger said...

Z, I hope you got my email.

I've been thinking about you a lot and know Mr. Z est maintenant au paradis.

Bises

Carlisleboy said...

I am lighting a candle for you in the Russian Church here in Dutch Harbor AK.

Sue said...

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of this! Words fail.

Am praying that you feel God's love and strength right now.

The angels are rejoicing...

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalms 116:15

Grandma J said...

I pray for our loving and merciful Lord to comfort you in your time of grief.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

My deepest condolence, Z. I'm so sorry for your loss.

psi bond said...

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
-- Norman Cousins (1915 - 1990)

A good man never dies.
-- Callimachus (c. 310 - 240 BCE)

Brenda Jean said...

I am so sorry. I wish I could be there in person to help. You are in my thoughts and prayers. {{{HUGS}}}

Always On Watch said...

Z,
I just want it to be 19 years ago, on our wedding day.

I hear ya.

I keep wishing that the clock could be turned back for Mr. AOW and me.

Jess said...

I am shocked as I read this awful news this morning.

Mr. Z had been so kind to me encouraging me, commenting on my blog, and he wrote such fantastic stuff. He made us laugh, he made us think, I felt like I was a part of his extended family like so many here.

This is so shocking, I am so very sorry for your loss, I am praying for you and your family.

Jess

SarahG said...

My deepest sympathy for the passing away of your hubby. .... I am so sorry for your loss. God is good, keep the faith. May your husband rest in peace.

Z said...

these comments touch me SO MUCH.
Of course, I just want him BACK. I wish you all could have known him better and I will be publishing something HE WROTE about 2 weeks before he died, very soon.
it's tough here...but friends and family are incredible.

psi Bond...those 2 quotations deeply moved and helped me. I'm printing them out. Thank you.

Glenda, what keeps me going is knowing he died in His time.

Jungle Mom said...

We all are stunned and heart broken over your loss. I pray the comforting arms of grace will enfold you in the love of our Father at this time.
I just re read a wonderful, hopeful essay Mr.Z had written, one I have shared with others in times of grief. He will be missed and has left us all better for having known him, even those of us who never met him here on this earth.

highboy said...

My prayers are with you sweety. God bless you and keep you.

Jess said...

Z, I lost my dad suddenly in March 2009, from a stroke. He was 63, married to mom for 43 years this past February. The loss was more than my mom or us kids or his mom or sisters could bear. But here we are every day it gets just a wee bit easier but it's so hard. We are resolved to keep going and take stock in what we have in the here and now.

The reason I bring this up is because mom and I were just talking about dad on the phone and I told her about Mr. Z. She wanted me to give you her condolences even though she never even knew him, or you. She understands the loss. I told her that it's just shocking to be talking to someone one minute and then the next they're gone. Somehow it never seems real. But sadly it is.

I want you to know that Mr. Z was so kind to me when my dad died. I blogged about the pain of the loss and he was one of so many who gave me kind words of support and encouragement. I am so thankful for that--that someone who hardly knew me personally took the time to make me feel better. It renewed my faith in people--that they really do care. He leaves an awesome legacy :)

Hugs, Jess & family

EDGE said...

Z,

Sorry to hear about this! I hope you are doing well and I will pray for you during this difficult time.

Susannah said...

Z~ I'm just now reading this on Tuesday. I'm so, so terribly sorry Z. You know that you have been in my prayers - even last night before I knew this.

Like so many others, I am shocked & words fail.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalms 116:15

Indeed, sweet sister.

Z said...

i wonder if there could possibly be a nicer group of people xxxx

defiant_infidel said...

Z, you dear, sweet and kind Lady of Goodness. I will ask you to consider that this incredibly "nice group of people", who truly LOVE YOU so deeply and genuinely... are HERE directly because of YOU.

What do you think that means?

You remain in OUR prayers...

Nikki said...

Z, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are praying for you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you and your family...:)N

Misfit410 said...

I am very sorry to read this Z, all my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Joe said...

Words seem so inadequate. Just know that we are praying for God's incredible grace to overcome you during this most difficult of times.

ABNPOPPA said...

GeeeeeeZ!

We have never met and never blog to my knowledge. I was referred to your blog by Jungle Mom who asked for prayers for you and your family.

That, my dear lady is an automatic. At this time in your life there is nothing any one can say or do that will take away the pain you are feeling at this time. I know. I lost my loving wife of 32 years after 6 short months of cancer. She like your Z was a wonderful person. This is not about me or them but for you.

I am giving you my posting I wrote after my Gretchen passed away. Perhaps in some way it will help you write yours. Perhaps in someway it will give you a spiritual uplifting.

My heart goes out to you and your family.

My Post for you is at:

http://conservativeoutrage.blogspot.com/2009/03/end-of-chapter.html

When the time is right for you and should you feel like you would like to converse please feel free to email me at ABNPOPPA@GMAIL.COM

Shalom,
They call me Pops

da patriot said...

I am so sorry, Z, I was unaware of what you and your family have been going through. You are in my prayers.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God - 2 Cor. 1:3-4.

David Wyatt said...

Oh, Z, I do not know what to say except we will pray for you. Father, thank You for such a fine friend as Z & her dear husband who is now with You. Than You that You are able to care & comfort when no one else can, though we try. Thank You that You never leave nor forsake us, especially when our hearts break. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." (Ps.147:3)

"Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks—
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?
Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares." --Frank Graeff

The Merry Widow said...

When Jesus heard that HIS friend, Lazarus, had died, HE wept...HE cares alright. And feels the depths of our pain and sorrow...praise be to HIS Name that we are dealing with a GOD who knows us!
GOD bless and MARANATHA!

tmw

M. Rigmaiden said...

Condolences.

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

Oh no, oh no. I'm so sorry, Z. And I'm sorry for not checking in earlier - only learning of your sad news this morning.

Eternal rest grant unto your servant, O Lord, and let the Perpetual Light shine upon him.

Spitfire said...

Z,
Praying comfort and peace for you and family. May you take comfort in knowing Mr. Z is with Abba and in no pain or sorrow. May His love surround you in the days and weeks to come and fill your heart with treasured memories of Mr. Z.
Shalom, Spitfire

Right Wing Extreme said...

Fear not brave soldier, for you the battle is done. For you brave soldier, we will fight on until the war is won.
May the good lord lift you into heaven. May he take you unto him and welcome you into his arms. May he hold you close to his breast and sooth all you mortal hurts.
Rest now brave soldier, for you we will carry on. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.

Z,
my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am more sorry for your loss than I convey.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Z,
I am dealing with my own problems, but they are small compared to yours. I am sorry. God bless you. Our families are what we're about.

Maggie M. Thornton said...

Oh Z, I'm am so sorry, and stunned as well. My prayers are with you.

NEO, SOC said...

My prayers to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Z,
As we talked tonight, I kept hearing Mr. Z's voice. The first time I met him, some 19 years ago, I was so struck by his wonderful voice, and laughter.

For those of us, who were fortunate to have known this mighty, powerful and gentle
man, we will always remember him
in our minds. He will never leave us Z. We will always hear him.

His goodness and intelligence nurtured us all. We learned from him, as he shared his thoughts and sound reasoning through the most complicated issues. He was brilliant and knowledgable on so many subjects. What a mind !

He cared so deeply about you, his family and friends, our nation and his faith.

It was a privilege and an honor to have known him. He was so loved,
and will remain forever in our hearts.

My prayers are with you my friend.
Matisse

Z said...

thanks so much, everyone...for your comments.

Matisse, it's wonderful to have a 'real' friend here among the other few who'd met my wonderful guy attest to the man he was. They don't make them like that anymore, I'm afraid. Thank you...xxx

M.A. said...

I've been away from this for too long. I'm shocked and so terribly sorry for your loss.