Sep 30-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: September: Sep 30-10
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 07:58 am:

These months just seem to be speeding by, as the end of September, signals another End of the Month memorial to the folks that have left us way too soon. We hold the people listed here and below in our thoughts and hearts:

Thomas Brodbeck
Gene Hesterberg
Rosella Olli
Gregory J. Poirer
Bruce Tambellini
Staff Sgt. Matthew West
Matthew Attalai
Servicemen and Women who have given their all

We welcome you to add the names of loved ones or friends that you would like to remember. Special thanks for the beautiful Lane Cove Campground Sunset, from Rose Riemer.
Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:08 am:

In memory of my wife...Madeline Roshak-Jewell who passed away two weeks ago.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:11 am:

In loving memory of "Aunt Edna" ~ a wonderful Christian lady who survived many health challenges in her life and who always kept a cheerful, positive attitude. She was a blessing to all who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Even today she is reunited with her beloved husband, Courtney.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:14 am:

Sorry about your wife, Bob!!!

Remembering a dear person who passed away a week ago today. She was one of the nicest people you could know and she's gone too early at 74. She is my step-son's grandmother, and he, especially, will miss her so much. What a wonderful grandmother and person she was.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:22 am:

Please rember the servicemen and women who have died this month in the service of our country.Patrick K Durham 24,Andrew J Castro 20,Dale A Goetz 43,Jesse Infant 30,Kevin J Kessler 32,Matthew J West 36,Chad D Clements 26,Joshua T Twigg 21,Mark A Noziska 24,Casey J Grochowiak 34,Christopher B Rodgers 20,Cody A Roberts 22,Joseph A Bova 24,Vinson B Adkinson 3ed. 26,Raymond Calcaraz 20,Matthew E George 22,James A Page 23,Diego M Montoya 20,Philip G.E. Charte 22,Ross S Carver 21,Jason T McMahon 35,Todd W Weaver 26,John C Bishop 25,Philip C Jenkins 26,James F McClamrock 22,Jessie M Balthaser 23,Ryan J hopkins 21,James A Hansen 26,John F Burner 3ed 32,Aaron K Kramer 22,Daniel R Sanchez 23,Deangelo B Snow 22,Scott J fleming 24,Eric Yates 26,Jamie C Newman 27,Ronald A Grider 30,Timothy L Johnson 24,Barbara Vieyra 22,Paul D Carron 33,Joshua A Harton 23,Joshua S Ose 19,Michael J Buras 23,Brendan J Loony 29,David B McLendon 30,Adam O Smith 26,Denis C Miranda 24,Robert F Baldwin 39,Matthew G Wagstaff 34,Jonah D McClellan 26,Joshua D Powell 25,Marvin R Calhoun Jr 23,Anthony J Rosa 20,Clinton E Springer 2ed 20.Gebrah P Noonan 26,Marc C Whisenant 23,William B Dawson 20,Mark A Simpson 40,Donald S Morrison 23.Killed 5724.Wounded 40358.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:30 am:

Heartfelt sympathies Bob. Sympathies to our long time, dear friend Bob Reihman on the passing of his father and best friend, Paul Reihman, Oxford, IA.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 09:00 am:

Bob, I am so sorry for your loss of your wife! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

By Kenty (Dashamo) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 09:20 am:

In memory of family friend Leona Weiss of Ahmeek who passed away on September 11th. My sympathy to her family.

By Paul Erickson (Bickoo) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 09:42 am:

My wife Linda Passedd away September 26th 2010 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was an inspiration to all and will be deeply missed.

By Lori Webb (Ts04935) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 09:45 am:

Thoughts and prayers go out to the children of Neal Green, (Jeff, Todd, Cindy and Julie) who was taken by the great Lake Superior last month. Neal was a long time firefighter in Marquette, and a great friend to all who knew him. He drowned while doing what he loved to do best, which is small consolation, but he will be truly missed!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:18 am:

I send you my heartfelt sympathy on your loss of your wife, Paul Erikson! My thoughts and prayers are with you! I know way too many ladies who have passed away from the dreadful ovarian cancer! I also pray that a way to detect that cancer sooner and to better treat it will soon be found!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:56 am:

Remembering our son, Matthew Attalai, who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan, on September 6th.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:12 am:

Remembering our parents Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Aunt Lyle Pooley, our sister in law and dear friend Phyllis Kuusisto, Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, our good buddy Nitz Kumpula, our nephew "The Chief" Churchill, our niece Bailey Hartmann, our brother in law and friend Wayne Hartmann and our dear sweet little girl Annie Kuusisto. We love and miss you all so much.

By Sldmi (Sldmi) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:36 am:

Kosk - My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your son!

By Diana P. (Diana) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:20 pm:

May God bless and strengthen all the "Pasty People" who have lost loved ones this month. Rose R. ... your sunset photograph is superb.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:59 pm:

Oh my goodness gracious, kosk, I am so sorry to hear about your son! My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your son. Thank you for his service to our country! Hugs, Marianne

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 01:15 pm: condolences. May I be able to thank your son someday and all of those who gave their life for my freedom.
John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 02:07 pm:

Kosk and Paul, I send out my sincere condolences. Both of your loved ones faught battles with dignity and strength. May the Lord wrap his arms in comfort you both through these sad, sad days. Peace to both of you and your families.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 02:34 pm:

Bob, Paul and Kosk, heartfelt feelings of sympathy in each of your losses. God bless and comfort all who've lost loved ones. I'm having a hard time accepting the fact that one of my 3 sisters left us this past July 6th. She was my best friend growing up. I believe those we lose suddenly, even from illness, makes it harder to accept that they're no longer there, where we can reach out and touch them. Marjorie's 82nd birthday would have been the 6th of Sept.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 02:49 pm:

Kosk, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 02:49 pm:

Kosk, My sympathies on the death of your son. He is a hero, which I'm sure you know but is of little consolation at a time like this. I was so shocked to read this. Was anything in the newspaper here in Marquette Co.? I had the paper stopped for a time. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 02:52 pm:

To Bob, Paul and Kosk,

I am truly sorry about the loss of your loved ones and I truly beleive we will see them again.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 03:13 pm:

My condolences to all those who have lost loved ones, and in memory of my brindle boxer Trooper who died a year ago this month. Still sadly missed (he looked a lot like the dog on the left in the middle picture of this webpage:)

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 03:18 pm:

In loving memory of my Mom Dolores A. Schwartz (Kowalski) Who passed 38 year's ago 9/3/1978. My deapest sympathies to, Bob , Paul and Kosk on the passing of their loved ones.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 03:21 pm:

Thomas..Sorry about your loss of Trooper! Boxers are nice dogs!

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 03:32 pm:

Rest in peace Gene

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 03:32 pm:

Bob, Paul, and Kosk --

So sorry to hear about your losses. Stay strong and steadfast; you are in our prayers. Treasure all the wonderful memories of your loved ones. They'll see you through this tremendously difficult time.

We all send our love to you and your families.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 04:20 pm:

Bob, Paul and Kosk my smypathy and prayers go out to you on the loss of your loved ones. Kosk thanks for your son's service for my freedom.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 04:36 pm:

So sad to hear from everyone's recent loss. Life is hard.

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 05:12 pm:

I'd like to add Helene Ross of Hancock, who passed away last Friday.

And my cat Stickey. Had to put her down a few weeks ago...

As Kay Chancellor on the Y&R said at her grandson's funeral:
"Grief is the price we pay for love. All of us. And I think it's worth it".

But it's tough.

Blessings all....

By Sldmi (Sldmi) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 06:51 pm:

Bob and Paul - My condolences to you as well. I agree with Donna, it is so tough!! God Bless.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 07:26 pm:

Oh, my, I sat down with something to eat and to read today's posts and I am crying so hard I can't even eat. My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones here. Kosk, I can hardly stand it that you have lost your son. My thanks to him for serving our country and giving everything; I hope we can be worthy. Paul and Bob, hugs and prayers to both of you on the loss of your life partners. Oh, my, these losses should humble us and remind us to put our differences aside and love our family and friends right now. They could be gone tomorrow.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:15 pm:

Thanks to all of you for your condolences. Laurie B. : Yes, there
was an obituary in the "Mining Journal" and also on the website for
the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming. Carl Pellonpaa
also aired an interview that he had done with my father and
Matthew on the Sept. 12th show for "Finland Calling."

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:18 pm:

Cindy, you are so right and it's exactly what I was thinking while I attended the funeral of my step-son's grandmother. Life is so short and those of you who have recently lost somebody have my heartfelt sympathies.

Kosk, oh Christine, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how proud of him you were and how excited you were every time he came home. My heart aches for you and words cannot express how deeply sad I feel for you. Know that I'm praying for you and wishing I could be there for you to give you a hug and tell you how very much I appreciate his sacrifice and yours. My sympathies to your whole family.

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 09:55 pm:

And today's "Conversations with God" daily email:

On this day of your life, I believe God wants you to know...

...that there is a family reunion awaiting you, and you will be more overjoyed than you can now begin to imagine.

On the day you leave your body -- what I like to call your Continuation Day -- you will be greeted by everyone you have ever loved in any way for any reason...and, standing in front of the group, every person who has been so very dear to you. It will be a grand and glorious reunion, with joy and laughter and pure wonderment filling every heart and soul!

This has also been experienced by everyone who has ever left here -- all those who have gone before you -- of course. So do not grieve for them. They are so very happy! I'm not sure why you were meant to hear this on this particular day...but I bet you are...

Love, Your Friend....

By Robert Goniea (Rjgoniea) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:24 pm:

I would like to add my cousin Paul Kaszubski, 44. Suicide early this month. If you're having thoughts about it, please get help. You think you are ending pain, but you are just starting it for those you leave behind.

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:38 pm:

OH My Goodness, this has been the hardest end of the month I have read here on My heart goes out to all of our families who have lost loved ones! May your hearts be warmed knowing you have so many friends here in the UP! God loves you and so do we!!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:19 pm:

So very, very true, Donna...we were privileged to be with my Mother as she made that journey to be greeted by all those that had gone before her and were so very dear to her and as she spoke, there was truly wonderment in her voice. It was very comforting to know they were there to take her from our hands and lead her the rest of the way. It does give us hope for reuniting with them again some day, it's just so hard to let them go away, right now.

My deepest sympathy to you Kosk...I too, remember how very excited you were when your son would be coming home. Also my sympathies to Bob, Paul and Robert, along with the rest of you folks who have lost loved ones. HUGS...

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 06:02 am:

Oh yes Mary...I keep saying...on that other side, there is one big "WELCOME HOME" party going on....and "Well done, my Son/Daughter"...There is only wonderful stuff in going to the light!

It's us...left behind on this side....that now have to learn how to live without our loved one...And we can and just takes TIME!

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 07:05 am:

'When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight'. Kahlil Gibran
May I express all of my heartfelt sorrow to all that have experianced the losses of their wives, husbands, sons and daughters this month. Rest assured that our combined prayers and tears have brought smiles to those who have passed, in the Autumn of their lives.

By Barb Obrien (Babsdayooper) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 07:19 am:

In loving memory of my dear niece, Carrie who left us on September 30, 2006. Not a day goes by that I dont think of her and miss her.

By Paul Erickson (Bickoo) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:17 am:

The 30th was my wife's funeral and I came home and read all the condolences and it meant a lot to know there were so many caring people. Thank you all for your nice thoughts and prayers

By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 12:50 pm:

I'm getting to this page a day late and, boy, I'm with Norma -- this has been a very difficult month for so many people! I don't know any of you personally, but I share with you all of your sadness and heartache. I hope that knowing there are caring people out here in Pasty Cam-land will strengthen you in your time of grief. Hugs to you all! :(

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 02:32 pm:

It does make a difference, Sisugirl.

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 02:51 pm:

Koski & all others who lost loved ones-I remember how you spoke of your son & also how excited you were to see him again when he'd come home. I've got tears coming down right now. I feel so ashamed of myself because this time of year I think & miss my Mom & Dad so much because they died in Oct & Nov. I deal with this every year. On sunny beautiful fall days I remember the ambulance taking Mom to the hospital for the last time. Then of course November 10th with my father dying on the Fitzgerald everyting comes back to me. Then I see what you are going through & I feel so selfish & terrible for you.You're all so new to the loss of your loved one & it's not a easy road ahead but with time sometimes a very long time it does get a little easier.
I found this on the internet.
When you feel lonely...
When a person you love passes away, look to the night sky on a clear day.
The star that to you appears to be bright will be your loved one looking upon you during the night.
The lights of heaven are what shows through as your loved one watches all that you do.
When you feel lonely for the one you love, look to the heavens in the night sky above.
God bless all of you & know that we all share in your sympathy.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 09:46 pm:

Having just returned today from two weeks of vacation, it's so hard to see all the sorrow of dear people I've come to care about! Kosk there is a special pain of losing one's child. It's a pain in your heart that never truly heals! Even after 30 years it's sometimes like the same horrible day all over again! I so believe that pray is the biggest help to heal. That and faith! God IS with you.

By Joanne Sherrick (Shedoesnails) on Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 07:20 pm:

I am shocked after reading of the death of your Son.I haven't been on in a while but I do remember you and you speaking of your Son. I am so sorry.Saying a prayer for you and your family with sincere thanks to your Son for all he did for us.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:41 am:

Kosk,I am so sorry to learn of your sons death. My heart goes out to you. The pain must be intense on losing a child. Thanks to him for serving our country and to you for raising a fine young man. Love and prayers,Fran

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 09:00 pm:

Thank you all. The anniversaries, so I had heard, are very hard. It's
true. Today marks the first month since our son died, and it feels
like someone ripped a scab off my heart. I know that God is by my
side and that people are praying for us, but hurts. When we
go to the UP this weekend, I will look to the stars and know that
God is God and that Matt is with Him.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:37 pm:

Kosk, I'm so sorry. It hurts me to know how much you're hurting. I hope and pray that you continue to find the strength to carry on without him, though I have no idea how you do it. Just continue to look to God.

((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))) to you, Andy and Emily!!

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