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My Father passed away today at 18:20 Eastern
self | 08/16/04 | RaceBannon

Posted on 08/16/2004 7:29:31 PM PDT by RaceBannon

Edward Warburton Bancroft, Born October 19, 1923, passed away today at 18:20 in a Convalescent home in Windsor Locks Connecticut.


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My Father was born in Holyoke Mass, raised in Northampton and Worcestor, and married my mother on April 19, 1953.

He leaves his wife Harriett, my sister Carol, Debbie and Jeanie, and me.

He leaves several Grandsons: Brian, Casey, Karl and David, one Granddaughter Jenna, and one great grandson, Nicholas.

Goodbye Dad. Alzhiemers is one awful way to go.

1 posted on 08/16/2004 7:29:33 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon

Race, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for your father's soul and for your family.


2 posted on 08/16/2004 7:30:45 PM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: RaceBannon

NE ping, prayers for another good guy.


3 posted on 08/16/2004 7:30:50 PM PDT by bitt (Release all the records; sign the 180, john kerry.)
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To: RaceBannon; Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; ..

Prayerful bump for a FRiend...


4 posted on 08/16/2004 7:32:45 PM PDT by mhking
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To: RaceBannon

prayerful BTTT


5 posted on 08/16/2004 7:33:22 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: RaceBannon
No more suffering, Race, no more of the pains of this earthly life.

We Nobles believe he's in a better place, and our prayers are with you and your family tonight.

6 posted on 08/16/2004 7:33:48 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Many will kill for socialism, few will die for it.)
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To: RaceBannon

My condolences.


7 posted on 08/16/2004 7:34:16 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (This is my truth. I am a football fan American -- R.L. 8/13/04)
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To: RaceBannon

My prayers are with you and your family!


8 posted on 08/16/2004 7:34:32 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: RaceBannon; kdf1; AMERIKA; Lancey Howard; MudPuppy; SMEDLEYBUTLER; opbuzz; Snow Bunny; ...
He was U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1948.

He was a radio operator and morse code operator.

He made Second Class Petty Officer because he was the fastest guy sending and receiving code in his unit while stationed in Adak Alaska.

I'll miss ya Dad.

9 posted on 08/16/2004 7:34:32 PM PDT by RaceBannon (God Bless Ronald Reagan, and may America Bless God!)
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To: RaceBannon

My sympathies, Race. Dads leave a powerful gaping hole when they go.

Dan


10 posted on 08/16/2004 7:34:35 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: RaceBannon

Oh, Race, I'm sorry for your loss.

I'm praying for your mom, you and your whole family.


11 posted on 08/16/2004 7:34:48 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If only hamsters could vote.......)
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To: RaceBannon
Heartfelt condolences, Race and family.

Leni

12 posted on 08/16/2004 7:36:26 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Stop Global Whining)
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To: RaceBannon

I am sorry for your loss.


13 posted on 08/16/2004 7:38:12 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: RaceBannon

You Dad's legacy will on through you RaceBannon.

I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad.
My prayers are with you.

Cindy


14 posted on 08/16/2004 7:38:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: RaceBannon

Condolences and prayers for peace and comfort to you and family.


15 posted on 08/16/2004 7:38:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... DNC & McAwful - Hairy Kerry now ..... hari kari later)
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To: RaceBannon

My prayers are with you.


16 posted on 08/16/2004 7:39:02 PM PDT by etradervic
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To: RaceBannon

My sincere condolences.

My Mam's anniversary is this week, August 19 - and her passing hurts as vividly today as it did three years ago.

Be strong, cry, grieve, and be good to yourself.

God bless - may the Sacred Heart wrap you in his arms.


17 posted on 08/16/2004 7:39:07 PM PDT by Happygal (Liberals - fully au fait with their 'rights', utterly ignorant of their responsibilities)
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To: RaceBannon

My prayer are with you and your family at this trying time.

May your beloved father rest in peace.


18 posted on 08/16/2004 7:39:47 PM PDT by Gabz (BTW - have I mentioned lately I'm sick and tired of rain?)
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To: RaceBannon
Bless you Race.

My dad died twelve years ago, and, at 53, I miss him to this day. Your dad will always be with you.

19 posted on 08/16/2004 7:40:43 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Is it OK to send watered silk to the dry cleaners"?--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: RaceBannon

My sincere condolences to you and your family. May your Dad rest in peace.


20 posted on 08/16/2004 7:40:49 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry, release your records as GW did. Prove you were in Cambodia under Nixon in 1968)
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To: RaceBannon
May God Welcome your father Home and Comfort your family and friends.
I an sorry for your loss.


21 posted on 08/16/2004 7:41:14 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops : Present, Past and Future)
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To: RaceBannon

My sincere sympathy. May the Lord grant you and his loved ones left behind peace.


22 posted on 08/16/2004 7:42:19 PM PDT by crabbie
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To: RaceBannon

That sailor is one of the finest young Americans I have seen. Confident, committed and KNOWING what it means to SERVE his nation, family and friends.

You have been so lucky to have such a great dad R.
I bet you are a lot like him.
And much of him, you can pass on to kids and grandkids... as well as your friends. Thanks for sharing your dad, with us, in some small measure.

God Bless you and give you peace...


23 posted on 08/16/2004 7:42:40 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: RaceBannon; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; ...

Race, I am so sorry to hear this; you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers this week.


Sad ping for one of our Freeper friends.


24 posted on 08/16/2004 7:42:47 PM PDT by Howlin (Kerry being called a war hero is "a colloquialism.")
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To: RaceBannon

I'm sorry, Race. I have some idea of how you feel right now. Lost my WWII vet dad back in '88. I bawled like a baby. It is a very, very hard thing. I will pray for your family.


25 posted on 08/16/2004 7:42:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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To: RaceBannon

I'm so sorry for your loss.


26 posted on 08/16/2004 7:43:53 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again. -- John Kerry)
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To: RaceBannon
Race...my prayers, sympathy and empathy are with you.

Having lost my own dear father in January (who was also a WW II Navy vet) and having lost my brother in July, I know what you are going through.

God rest the souls of your father...his pain, toil and sorrow in this life are over and he is in a far better place now.

God bless, comfort and keep you and your loved ones...and all of those who knew and loved your father and will miss him. May you all be united and comforted in the sure knowledge of an eventual reunion, and a glorious resurrection, in the good Lord's own time.

27 posted on 08/16/2004 7:44:16 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: RaceBannon

My sincere condolences.


28 posted on 08/16/2004 7:44:23 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: RaceBannon

I am so sorry for your loss. He is now at peace. My prayers to you and your family. God Bless.


29 posted on 08/16/2004 7:44:36 PM PDT by saberpride (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.--Carl Sandburg)
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To: RaceBannon

Condolences to you and Family, my friend.

May your hero in life bring strength to you and your family today.

Rest In Peace.

Semper Fi, Race.


30 posted on 08/16/2004 7:45:01 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Kerry couldn't have gone to Sears in Cambodia Christmas day! They were closed!)
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To: RaceBannon

Dear Race,

My sincere condolences to you upon the death of your father. Thanks to the Lord, he passed all his fine values on to you. The torch is passed.


31 posted on 08/16/2004 7:45:27 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: RaceBannon
Condolences and prayers for you and yours, Race.

Thanks for the ping, Howlin'..

32 posted on 08/16/2004 7:45:30 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: RaceBannon

So sorry. Prayers going out to you and your family.


33 posted on 08/16/2004 7:45:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: RaceBannon

I'm sorry for your loss, but I am sure he is proud of the legacy he left behind through his children.

God Bless!


34 posted on 08/16/2004 7:46:59 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: RaceBannon

May God's blessings and healing powers be with you and all your family during this time of grief.... Time is a great healer and as the grief subsides over time you'll be left with the many pleasant memories of times past....


35 posted on 08/16/2004 7:47:34 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: RaceBannon

You and your family are in my prayers.


36 posted on 08/16/2004 7:47:37 PM PDT by NCjim
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I am so sorry. Besides my two children, my daddy was my best friend in the world. He always believed in me, and loved me unconditionally. I lost him to lung cancer on May 25th.

My heart goes out to you. I know there are no words to ease the pain, but just know he is in a better place.
37 posted on 08/16/2004 7:47:53 PM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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Such a wonderful photo. My condolences, Race. He is a WWII hero who helped save the world for our generartion. May your many memories of him ease your sadness.


38 posted on 08/16/2004 7:48:01 PM PDT by jigsaw (Taglinus FreeRepublicus #41 --> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1188088/posts)
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I have been there...I send you my love and best wishes.....it will take a while


39 posted on 08/16/2004 7:48:01 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: mhking; All

thank you all.


40 posted on 08/16/2004 7:48:16 PM PDT by RaceBannon (God Bless Ronald Reagan, and may America Bless God!)
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So sorry to hear of your lose Race.

Im sure he was one heck of a man.


41 posted on 08/16/2004 7:48:18 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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Race, Godspeed to your Dad, prayers for you and your family at this time of loss.

May the Lord comfort you, give you strength, and keep you in His Light.

42 posted on 08/16/2004 7:49:33 PM PDT by Huber (Kerry/Edwards = "Tax 'em & Sue 'em" . Vote Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: RaceBannon

Condolences and Prayers.


43 posted on 08/16/2004 7:50:24 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: RaceBannon; nutmeg; firebrand; Clemenza; rmlew; Yehuda; hellinahandcart; sauropod
condolences bump



44 posted on 08/16/2004 7:50:46 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat)
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To: RaceBannon

I'm so very sorry to hear of your great loss. God be with you all at this difficult time especially.


45 posted on 08/16/2004 7:50:46 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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Oh what sad news RaceBannon ... My prayers are with you and your family {{HUGS}}


46 posted on 08/16/2004 7:51:12 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: RaceBannon

I am so sorry for your father's passing, Race. I'm sure he was very proud of you. Please accept my prayers for you and your family.


47 posted on 08/16/2004 7:51:54 PM PDT by rintense (Results matter.)
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To: RaceBannon

As you may know, am helping my 81 year old stepdad care for my 79 year old mother who has Alzheimer's.

Last week she lost bowel control in an incident when dad was away. She handled the humiliation better than I thought. And, it's one of life's symmetries that they wipe our butts when we are babies and we theirs when they are old. A bit of an honor, really.

But it feels like a huge loss in my gut as I read your post.

Your dad looks like he was a very perceptive and strong but tenderhearted man.

May The God of all Comfort fill your heart and life with Himself. He alone can make up the loss in any respects.

Thankfully, given the era we are in, it appears that we can look forward to a reunion much sooner than earlier generations.

In any case, God's peace and rest be yours. I'm glad your dad is out of the suffering that my mother still endures. It's not a very fun process, in my experience of it. Evidently there's something worthwhile for their spirits to experience in this excruciating process--and perhaps ours who stand by and help as well. He clearly doesn't do things my way. Thankfully, God does them best, however, regardless of what it appears at the time.

May He wrap His strong tender arms around you and each loved one and draw you closer to each other and to himself.

God's best to you,
Sincerely,


48 posted on 08/16/2004 7:52:17 PM PDT by Quix (PRAYER WARRIORS, DO YOUR STUFF! LIVES AND NATIONS DEPEND ON IT)
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To: RaceBannon

I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted in your grief.


49 posted on 08/16/2004 7:52:39 PM PDT by Sea2ShiningSea (God shed His grace on thee.)
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I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted in your grief.


50 posted on 08/16/2004 7:52:59 PM PDT by Sea2ShiningSea (God shed His grace on thee.)
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