Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Brother Ron Just Died

My mother has been his caretaker for a number of years, and we just assumed that he would outlive her, but that was not to be.  He has been suffering some intestinal distress for the last couple of days, and suddenly died on the couch at the home they share in Oregon.

Don't expect much posting for a few days while I head to the funeral.

UPDATE: Thanks to all for kind words and prayers.  I try to remember the brother who taught me to read, took me on my first airplane flight, and worked with me on making guncotton and distilling alcohol over a kitchen stove using beakers and condensers.  That brother died long, long ago, replaced by one who was tormented by mental illness.  He is doubtless at peace now.

21 comments:

Peter said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss, and your mother's. I'll say a prayer for him, and for all concerned.

Jim said...

Clayton,
I'm sorry for your and your family's loss. I've been trying to write something to bring comfort and found it an exercise in futility. Just know that I will pray for your brother as well as you and your family tonight.
Jim

DJMooreTX said...

Praying for peace for you and your family. And may Ron finally find peace as well.

Alan Rognlie said...

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Be strong as you can for your Mom.

Kukulkan said...

My deepest sympathies on your loss.

Larry Sheldon said...

My condolences to you and your family.

George Fogg said...

Condolences to you and your family!

keathwarlick said...

Prayers, blessings, and sympathies Clayton. Matthew 5:4.

Ashley U. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Clayton.

BawlmawrBob said...

May G-d comfort you and your family.

Jon said...

So sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

3boxesofbs said...

Thoughts and prayers for God's comfort for you and your family.

PhaseMargin said...

Our sympathies and prayers go out to you.

Doug Klassen said...

Clayton, You and your family have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother. I trust Ron has found the peace he couldn't find in this life.

Kevin said...

Sorry to hear about this. May he rest in a better place.

Jim Dunmyer said...

Clayton,
Me, too. (echoing the above, what can be added?)

Jim

Gladorn said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with you tonight.

Anthony said...

You have my condolences.

Tom Bridgeland said...

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your mother, and the rest of your family.

Eric said...

I just caught up to this. I am sorry to hear about your brother's death. Best wishes to everyone in your family.

TM Lutas said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss and hope you have all the help you need in this trying time.