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Topic: My Wife
Posted By: Rontini599
Subject: My Wife
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 6:56pm
My wife Shirley (her initials spelled SAM)(of 53 years) passed this afternoon after a massive stroke Thursday AM.  We flew her to Billings, MT but Dr. there said too risky in her fragile condition to operate. 
She then came under morphine care and really did not commicate after 10 AM Friday.  Brought her back to Sheridan and to a retirement facility that offered Comfort Care. 
2 year struggle with trying to walk which was a Parkinson's issue.
I think my Shipmates extended her life a little and I thank you all for that. 
Gil was a constant contact when I got a little teary. 
BZ troops!~

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Posted By: SaltiDawg
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 7:41pm
I'm so sorry for your loss.

I am glad your shipmates were able to provide some solace and support to her.


Posted By: JrKrup, Skimmer
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 7:58pm
Ron, words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. She is now free of her Parkinson's and is at peace.
We, your shipmates, are all here for you.

Jon Krup, Skimmer - Minesweeps

Posted By: olded
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 9:06pm
I cannot imagine the magnitude of your loss Ron. Our prayers are that you have some comfort in knowing that she is resting in peace, and in the 53 years of good memories you have of your togetherness.

Old Ed

Posted By: Jim Mandelblatt
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 10:00pm

Please accept my and my family's deepest and sincere condolences on your loss..


Posted By: ftg1ss
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 10:28pm
Deepest condolences Ron.

Posted By: Hagar
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
  God bless Ron in your time of need.


Tullibee, Miami, Holland, Frank Cable, Florida Gold, San Francisco.

Posted By: bob dubois
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 4:14am
Ron, Sorry for your loss. Deepest Condolences.

Bob DuBois SK1(SS)
USS Sailfish SS572
USS Sculpin SSN590
USS John Adams SSBN620(Blue)
Holland Club

Posted By: Sewer Pipe Snipe
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 5:17am
Sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and keep positive thoughts.

Had I done everything right throughout my life, the World wouldn't have noticed.

Posted By: sailor777
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 6:01am
Ron, you have my prayers. 


Posted By: Bob Gawe
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 7:45am
Ron,  We are sorry for your loss.  Bob

Bob Gawe

Posted By: Runner485
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 8:13am

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences. She is at peace now...

Holland Club
Mid-Atlantic Base

Posted By: oldsubs
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 8:30am
There are no words --
But from my family to yours --Prayers and thoughts.


Be Well

Posted By: KC Ward
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 9:31am
Sorry for your loss.


Posted By: Dave595
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:13am
Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Blueback Base, Rogue-Umpqua Base, Olympic Peninsula Base

Posted By: Dr. Stan
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:36am
Ron, we are very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing.  I know this is a most difficult and trying time for you.  Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan & Judy Mize

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.~Abe Lincoln
SS-393, SSBN-610(B), SSBN-624(G), SSN-591
USSVI Life Member; Holland Club; Plank Owner, Smoky Mtn. Base

Posted By: smiley
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:40am
Sorry for your loss Ron. You have our deepest condolences..

Posted By: 610ET
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 11:40am

Condolences, Ron.

Posted By: Doc Gardner
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 3:14pm
Sorry for your loss. I met Shirley, briefly, when we stopped at your house on the 2010 motorcycle trip to the west. She was very gracious in letting the motley crew of submariners and Marine in. May she Rest In Peace and may your memories and the support of your shipmates sustain you.

Doc Gardner

We can't all be heroes. Somebody has to stand on the curb and clap as they march by.

Posted By: PaulR
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 5:14pm
Ron, I said it all when I talked to you.

A tragic loss to you and you close family.  My heart goes out to you & yours.

If there's anything....


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Posted By: Airdale Tom
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 7:09pm
Very sorry for your loss, Ron; peace be with you now...


Posted By: SHarrison
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 8:58am


So sorry for your loss.

Be careful my friend that it doesn't grind you down. My wife had her stroke 3 years ago this month. A bad journey for sure and now she is in hospice care. Although she has come to terms with what awaits her, that slow trip toward the inevitable conclusion has nearly broken me. 52 years together is no small thing.

As my daughter said “I want mom to have peace and wholeness in heaven.” Your wife is there now. Mine will soon follow. Sometimes even the memories won't suffice. Reality always trumps. And reality will come at you when you least expect it. Have a friend or relative that you can call on. I tried booze for a while and it is certainly no friend. Don't do it.

Best advice I have received is “make no big decisions for one year.” Seems like good advice.

Something I constantly rely on:

May God grant me the ability to change the things that I can,
to accept the things I cannot change,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

May God be with you.


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"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences."
---Robert Louis Stevenson

Posted By: Dr. Stan
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 10:00am
Originally posted by SHarrison SHarrison wrote:

May God be with you.


And with you and yours, as well, Sid.


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.~Abe Lincoln
SS-393, SSBN-610(B), SSBN-624(G), SSN-591
USSVI Life Member; Holland Club; Plank Owner, Smoky Mtn. Base

Posted By: Gil
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 12:13pm
My condolences to you and your family Ron.

Posted By: hammermachinic
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2018 at 4:28pm
We are sorry for your loss, Ron. My the Lord be with you in your time of need. Our prayers are with you.

God Bless ...........

The Samson's - Ray & Lena

Posted By: subsk
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 8:35am
Ron, so sorry for your loss.  Condolences and prayers from here.


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