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God welcomed into Heaven my Angel, Linda, at 1355 hours today. She is at peace, finally rid of the worldly body ravaged by Progressive MS for the past 16 years, during which she never, ever complained. I will post the arrangements when I am advised tomorrow by White's Funeral Home. I will eventually be taking her ashes to be interred at West Point, where she will reserve a place for me to eventually join her, as our love is eternal.
I have been overwhelmed and comforted by the amazing outpouring of support, prayers and love. Thank you. Give a HUG to your loved ones and savor the HUG you receive in return for me.
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garyedolan wrote:God welcomed into Heaven my Angel, Linda, at 1355 hours today. She is at peace, finally rid of the worldly body ravaged by Progressive MS for the past 16 years, during which she never, ever complained. I will post the arrangements when I am advised tomorrow by White's Funeral Home. I will eventually be taking her ashes to be interred at West Point, where she will reserve a place for me to eventually join her, as our love is eternal.
I have been overwhelmed and comforted by the amazing outpouring of support, prayers and love. Thank you. Give a HUG to your loved ones and savor the HUG you receive in return for me.
My gratitude to you for very wise counsel. May you have peace of mind in knowing that she is now with the angels.
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We are deeply saddened at this news. Gary, please know all of your brothers grieve with you and are praying for you. Our faith tells us your beloved Linda is in the gentle hands of her Savior.
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May God cradle her in his arms and give you solace and comfort Brother.

My heartfelt condolences Gary.
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Sorry for your loss Sir.


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The wake for my Linda will be held tomorrow, Sunday, 30 November, from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm at White Funeral Home, 315 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 and a Funeral Mass at St Killian on Monday, 1 December, her birthday & her Mom's birthday with whom she will be in Heaven.
The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to Ranger Lead The Way Fund, Inc. (https://www.facebook.com/armyrangerleadthewayfund)
All are welcome after Mass to celebrate her life at my home.
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Sir, it was an absolute pleasure to have met your wife this summer, and to have been treated as one of the family. You and your lovely wife were such gracious hosts that we could not have wanted for anything. I have seen first hand the ravages of her condition, and do not blame you one bit for not wanting to leave her side.. not for a second.

I see the tragedies of life every day and it isn't getting easier to deal with. Its worse so when I know someone. One of these days I will have had my fill, and turn in my gear and helmet. But for now I find some solace in a few passages of the New Testament that I particularly like from the Book of Luke, in chapters 24 and 42-43. We are a fairly religious cohort here, so don't mind if I share them with you.
Luke 23:42-43
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
And..
Luke 24:5-6
5..the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen!
As you said, Sir, Her suffering is now at end, and she is at peace. It is time to celebrate her long and fruitful life, and think nothing more of what she had endured.

Also, I usually say a humble prayer based on a passage from Matthew 8:8. Knowing that I am the least worthy to ask, I equate myself with the Roman Centurion who asks Jesus to heal his servant.
Matthew 8:8
8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed."

Sir, it is with a heavy heart I give you my deepest sympathies, and humbly ask the Lord to commend your wife to paradise.
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Gary,

My deepest sympathies at your loss. God bless you and your family.
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As Doc said before me, it was a pleasure and honor to have met your wife last summer and to be so welcomed into your home. God's peace be with you and your family.
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I've posted my condolences both here and on Face Book. Just know that we grieve together Brother.
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Sorry for your loss Sir. Prayers sent.


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