Saturday, January 19, 2008

did you ever...

as a young adult meet an adult that didn't treat you like a child? an adult that really listened to what you had to say and respected you? in my teenage years i didn't meet many, but one person really stands out. walt dzitko. walt was the father of a good high school friend. he was the kind of father that you actually wanted to hang out with. he had a wonderful sense of humor and he loved his children more than anything in the world. i believe he worked hard through those tough teenage years to remain a constant in their lives, to always be there and to make their lives fun and fulfilled. unfortunately, walt passed away on friday. linda emailed me and her subject heading was "we lost a good one today." i don't think she could have expressed it any more succinctly.

walt's son, ed, posted the obituary on his blog. i'm off to the wake tomorrow - an unfortunate reunion with linda. it's just sad.

9 comments:

debbiec said...

so sorry for the loss of your friend, celeste. he sounds like he was a good man.

Denise said...

So sorry Celeste. It sounds like you were lucky to know him.

Melissa said...

SOrry to hear of your loss Celeste!
Those types of people in our lives are precious!

Rachael said...

I'm so sorry. It sounds like he was such a wonderful man.

Rita said...

awwww...what a wonderful post celeste. so sorry about the sad news :(

Tawnya said...

Sorry about the sad news...
Sounds like you have some fabulous memories to hold on to... hugs

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Emily Pitts said...

hi. i can't just read and leave.

Jump Back! said...

Sorry it took so long for me to get here. I just wanted to thank you for the kind words you had about my father. And thanks for coming to RI. I'm going to link to this post, if that's OK with you.