Saturday, November 28, 2009

Notes From the Service

Thank you to all who came out to show support to those my dad left behind. It was nice to hear so many kind words from so many people. It was once again clear how quickly he made an impact on the local community. Many have asked for an address to mail donations in his name. He would have appreciated support for the local Red Cross chapter where he was honored as "Volunteer of the Year" back in March.

Their address is: American Red Cross, Highlands Chapter, 807 Carol Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303.

My dad was remembered by four different speakers, including myself (Robin). If you would like to read the eulogies, I am trying to get them all posted here. The first was given by longtime friend, John Kwietniak. Followed by friend and golfing partner, Ralph Robertson, who provided these words. Son-in-law Rick Parrish spoke about the father figure my dad was to him. And I spoke last, click here for my eulogy.

The service concluded with the baptism of my daughter, Vivian. I know my dad wanted to be there. It was a beautiful ceremony and I wish I also had a copy of some of the words provided by the priest. He did an amazing job connecting the love of God with the circle of life. Here are some pictures from that service.

Please know that the service at Arlington is open to all and we would love and appreciate everyone who would like to attend. Again, his burial with honors will be Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m.


  1. Robin, please provide your contact information. I have some things to tell you about your Dad.

  2. I welcome any stories!

  3. I still think of you each and everyday big brother.