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Monday, May 30, 2011

In Memory of Jack Katon

         Due to the passing of my brother-in-law I am postponing my final A to Z evaluation post until Wednesday June 1st.



          In Memory of Jack Katon


               August 24, 1944 - May 25, 2011


               Served our country in Viet Nam from 1966 to 1969


My brother-in-law and my dear friend.   We had some fun times and some great conversations.  I'm going to miss you buddy.


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Jack and I both enjoyed music.   A favorite artist for both of us was Frank Sinatra.   In closing, here's one of Jack's favorite Sinatra tunes, "One For My Baby, And One More For The Road"--it seems like kind of an appropriate song.





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45 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmother last week. It's tough. Painful. Everything one says seems rote and cliche doesn't it? Even when it's sincere.

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

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  2. Sorry to hear that, Lee.

    Best wishes to you and yours,

    mood

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  3. peace up... sorry for the loss!

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  4. My heart felt condolences Lee. I will keep your family and you in my prayers.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  5. Words seem inadequate. May your brother-in-law's memory be eternal. (((HUGS)))

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  6. Wishing you strength and peace in the days ahead.

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  7. Oh, Lee, I'm so sorry. Praying for you and your family!

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  8. I am so sorry Arlee. I will be thinking of you during this sad time.

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  9. I am sorry for your loss brother! I have and will pray for both you and his family. May God's grace sustain you all during this time of loss and sadness.

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  10. I offer my sincere condolences and gratitude for his service.

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  11. I am very sorry for your loss.

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  12. Sending condolences and (((HUGS)))

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  13. Nice tribute to your brother in law and your friend. You have fond memories and that's what tells you that you shared a healthy relationship.

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  14. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Lee at this sad time.

    Lovely tribute to your brother-in-law.

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  15. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family,

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  16. Looks like you both had a great friendship...sorry for your lost..

    Graywolfie
    Http://graywolfie.andrewandgrace.net

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  17. So sorry to hear of your sad loss. Thinking about you.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  19. A sad time for you and yours, Lee, but a wonderful tribute to what must have been a remarkable man!

    God bless.

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  20. katon was one of my dearest friends....we worked together for many years.....i remember his love of beer, making people laugh and he was crazy for barbra streisand....im so sad to know hes gone.....i hope i see him in heaven....i love you katon.

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  21. My condolences Lee...that really sucks. Memorial Day is to honor him. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Very good and appropriate song. I feel for your loss, and this is a nice tribute post, Lee.

    But since life goes on for us still living ... Have a blessed Mem-Day!

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  23. Lee-

    I know there are no words that can do what only time can do.

    Hopefully there is some comfort in knowing there are many of us out here who call you 'friend' and are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Larry

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  24. Very sorry to hear that. My sympathies, Lee.

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  25. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's sweet that you have such great memories of him. Blessings, Joanne

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  26. I am very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. May God help you and his family get through this and heal. Amen

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  27. His service is appreciated. I pray this finds you on the mend.

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  28. Man, what can I say that others haven't already?
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss Lee. My prayers go out to you and your family. Julie

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  30. What a nice Frank Sinatra song. I never heard of it before. May it continue to serve as one of the many precious connections between you and your brother in-law.

    The Madlab Post

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  31. Nothing like remembering your cousin w/ Frank Sinatra. A wonderful tribute.

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  32. So sorry for your loss. Saying a prayer for you and your family!

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  33. May you find peace within from your family, memories and music!
    take care.

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  34. So sorry for you loss, Lee...

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  35. Sorry for your loss; it is never easy!~ I love the song tribute~
    My thoughts n' prayers are with you and your family!

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  36. Very sorry for your loss, Lee. Thinking of you and your family and hoping the memories of friendship give some peace.

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  37. Lee, you touched me with this post. I'm your brother-in-law would toast you, too.

    Perfect song.

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  38. Hi Lee - that's sad .. but I'm so pleased you had good times together and have happy memories ..

    With thoughts during this Memorial week .. Hilary

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  39. My condolences on the loss of your brother-in-law, Lee. This was a beautiful tribute.

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