Friday, May 06, 2005

Grandpa


George Anthony Muligano
June 4, 1924 - May 4, 2005

On Wednesday morning we received a phone call informing us that my mom's father had been hospitalized due to a severe reaction to the radiation treatment he was receiving. Thanks to the generous help of some friends, we were able to get Mom on a flight to Florida that evening. But that afternoon, Grandpa suffered from cardiac arrest and as Mom headed through the airport security, the phone call came informing us that he had passed away. We are all somewhat in shock still, and it is hard to realize that he is gone.

Mom is now in Florida with her mother. My mom's two sisters and her brother were able to get there the next morning (from Illinois, Maine, and California), and Dad flew down there today. The funeral is planned for Monday, and Dad and Mom plan to fly home on Wednesday. Please pray for strength and peace for them, and that they would also be enabled to be minister Christ's comfort to Grandma and others gathered there during this difficult time.

We are very grateful for the sympathy and support that has been expressed by so many of you. What a blessing it is to be surrounded by loving friends and family through the trials of life.

4 comments:

DeLadurantey Family said...

Losing a loved one is always hard. We are praying that the Lord will use this to work in the lives of those remaining, and grant peace to them all.

Blessings,
The DeL's

Anna Von Holten said...

Dear Erbers,
You have all been in our thoughts and prayers. We went through similar circumstances with my maternal grandfather as well.:)
May the Lord bring you closer to Him during this time.
Lovingly,
Anna for the family

2saints said...

We're praying for the Lord's peace and joy to envelope you in the coming days, weeks, months.

Habakkuk 3:18-19

Erber Correspondent said...

Thank you all for your love and prayers!

Jessica