Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Harvey Fagen, Rest In Peace

My father passed away today at 3:18 p.m. in Phoenix, Arizona. He was suffering from malignant metastatic melanoma that had spread to several different areas of his body. He was with his wife Judy and had just spoken to my brother Jeff by cell phone. Jeff was planning on arriving in Phoenix tomorrow. I had visited him this last weekend.

He was under hospice care, so he was comfortable and peaceful. After saying goodbye to my brother, my father drew three more breaths and then he stopped.

He will be remembered, he will be missed. He was a good man with a great heart who was loved by many, including me. We lit a candle for him under Grace's tree tonight where I explained to Eloise and Lucy what had happened to their grandfather. I've cried a little, and I expect to cry much more.

1 comment:

HermineJ said...

May he rest in peace. Aunt Ruthie will look after him.
Harvey was one in a million and you were all very lucky to have had him as part of your lives.
I see him sitting on our grandmother's porch in Akron watching the 18 wheelers go by. He used to say" when I grow up I want to drive a 'big truck'
He did. And it held his family.
Hermine and Marv Wieder
Evan Wieder and Todd,Merri and Sarah Wieder