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Old 06-29-20, 10:39 AM
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My Dad passed away this morning...

My Dad passed away this morning.

He was battling the Covid 19 virus.

He had turned 89 a week ago.

He taught me how to ride a bike, thus inspiring a life-long passion.

He will be missed.

Que te vaya bien Papi.

Mom (who passed away 11 years ago) and Dad together in better times.
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Old 06-29-20, 11:07 AM
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Sorry to read this, cherish the memories of better times.
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Old 06-29-20, 11:12 AM
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Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your Dad and family.
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Old 06-29-20, 01:05 PM
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Old 06-29-20, 01:09 PM
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My sincere condolences...
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Old 06-29-20, 01:11 PM
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So sorry to hear that eja.. .89 is a good run, but it has to hurt knowing the CV-19 probably took him before what would have been "his time" under normal circumstances.

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Old 06-29-20, 01:19 PM
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Sorry to hear. Lost my dad 10 years ago. Hit me in a way I did not expect. We had just started really communicating as adults, only about 5 years before he passed away. He was only 76.
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Old 06-29-20, 02:14 PM
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-29-20, 02:19 PM
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Sorry to hear about that eja bottecchia. 89 is a great run. I'm sure he led a great life.

My dad passed away two years ago this month at age 82 due to multiple medical conditions catching up with him. He had a great life, too.
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I am sorry to hear the news. My father passed away 2 years ago. I still have his old bike and ride it from time to time. Right now this is tough but over time the good memories will help sustain you.
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Old 06-29-20, 03:42 PM
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Sorry to hear of your fathers death…hoping you and your loved ones can find peace and comfort in each other during this difficult time.
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Old 06-29-20, 05:25 PM
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My condolences.
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Old 06-29-20, 07:52 PM
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All my condolences. It’s hard to know that CV was a factor as it’s a reminder how vulnerable older people are. We know their day is coming and can only hope for a passing from plain old age. Its not to be in these times, sadly.
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My condolences to you and your family. I lost my dad about 8 years ago and it still hurts.
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you and all that were close to him are able to stay strong.
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So sorry for your loss. May you experience peace during this period of grief.
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Old 06-29-20, 10:04 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that.
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Old 06-29-20, 10:32 PM
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I lost my dad 10 years ago, It was time and not unexpected. I still think of him a lot.

Take the time to grieve him. My siblings asked me to lead off the testimonies at his service. It was an honor. Shared of the last sail I did with him. A week later I spent the weekend at a convention. They had a "talent show". I got up and played the blues for my dad. Closed my eyes and poured my heart into it. Oblivious to the audience. And truly cleansing.

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Old 06-29-20, 11:07 PM
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My dad has been gone 20 years as of last month, I can only guess on how you are feeling right now. My sincere condolences to you for the loss of your dad.
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Old 06-29-20, 11:56 PM
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condolences eja__b. he may have departed but he'll always be with you. best wishes and happy trails.
may he continue to carry you up the toughest climbs and guide you through the longest rides, both on the bike and off.

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Old 06-30-20, 12:34 AM
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Oh poor guy. I’m sorry.
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So sorry for your loss,Eja. My prayers and condolences to you and your family.
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Sorry to hear this. Condolences.
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