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Old 04-19-2019, 8:04am   #1
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Default Ernie, neighbor across the street....

Passed on Wed AM sometime, my next door neighbor known him for over 20 years here, I went to his retirement party Dec. '97......So Chuck and I wondering why his door not up, after 8 am....for the morning coffee group where we cuss out the AM news on TV....and so Ernie was cold as ice on the bathroom floor......Chuck really upset, like the rest of the folks up/down the street, but we didn't see the body like THAT......so funeral after Easter...

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Sorry to hear, Gene. Living a full life and dying at home is not a bad end, in my opinion.
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Sorry to hear, rest in peace.
It's never alright to see someone dead outside the funeral home, and for some that's even bad enough, but to see a lifeless body in a non-sterile surroundings, that's a burning impression in your mind.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:28am   #6
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Sorry to hear, Gene.
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That's horrible, sorry for your loss. I had a neighbor that we had to go in to find him near death, on the floor. He survived that episode, but died months later, in the hospital.
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Well, I moved here 22 years ago, most all the neighbors are my age group....and so Bob was a car person, and passed on just over 2 years ago, his wife finally got her act together and sold the house 6 months ago, the buyer is a widower age 72........Chuck is ex.mil and worked at the base hospital, wife is a nurse also....Chuck called me, all upset at the discovery, so I called 911 and got the crews out, the mortuaries?? arrived in two white trucks to take him away....they cleaned up most of the mess in the bathroom.... Ernie was 8 years older than me, Coast Guard, Mekong, engine room water at 80f instead of 40f.....about roasted him alive.....tough old guy.....
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Sorry about your friend man. At least he got 22 good years of retirement. We should all be so lucky.
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Thanks for your support guys, the whole block is visiting and commenting....

we thinking of arranging a last meet over at Ernie's house, garage open and we set there and talk as per usual, for one last time.....

probably bring out a bottle of Crown Royal....we have plenty of the shot glasses to go around....

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Thanks for your support guys, the whole block is visiting and commenting....

we thinking of arranging a last meet over at Ernie's house, garage open and we set there and talk as per usual, for one last time.....

probably bring out a bottle of Crown Royal....we have plenty of the shot glasses to go around....

Sounds like a good plan! After my good friend Rick's funeral service last year, we had beer and steaks at my house in his honor. We grilled a lot here or at his house, so it was fitting, and I know he would have approved.
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Sorry you lost your buddy, mrvette. I expect that you have some nice memories; keep them in mind.
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Old 04-19-2019, 7:37pm   #16
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Sorry to hear about neighbor Ernie. The get together sounds like a great plan.

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Old 04-20-2019, 7:14am   #17
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Yeh, when Bob died, his wife held a backyard party/rememberance gathering for friends and neighbors in the back yard where they lived for some 30+ years....so for to continue the thoughts......
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Sorry to hear about your friend. As has been stated, sounds like he had a good run and didn't waste away in a hospital bed somewhere.
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Found this video by chance on YT.

"Us dancing to Joe's favorite song again, Copperhead Road, after his funeral in the church parking lot, July 14, 2011. I got the full song this time We all love and miss you Joe Nowak."

"This is the way we should send off all our loved one's, with their favorite song and celebrating their life!!!"

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