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The Death of a Friend

Posted on 04/25/2008 3:36:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler

Gary Phillip Andorfer, 49, of Tempe, Arizona died April 22, 2008. Gary was a good man, husband, and father.

Gary's dream was to own a store to provide good religious literature to Valley Catholics . He opened Catholic Books and Gifts in Tempe.

A few years later, I met Gary at a rosary prayer meeting, where Gary asked me to design a website for him so that he could sell Baptism and First Communion apparel online. Thus CatholicChildrensCompany.com, my first e-commerce website project, was born.

Gary became my friend over the years, and we prayed for Gary when he told us a few years ago that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. We will miss him.

Gary leaves behind a wife and seven children.


TOPICS: Prayer
KEYWORDS: andorfer; death; friend; gary

1 posted on 04/25/2008 3:36:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler

RIP.


2 posted on 04/25/2008 3:37:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (media is now a double-edged sword; it's no longer a billy-club in the hands of the big goons.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Prayers for his loved ones who will miss him. Sounds to me like he’s presently enjoying his reward for a life well lived.


3 posted on 04/25/2008 3:39:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I am sorry to hear this.

Prayers for the family.


4 posted on 04/25/2008 3:39:50 PM PDT by Eaker (Well, it just seemed wrong to cheat on an ethics test. -- Calvin)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Prayers for his wife, and seven children, and his family and friends.
May the Good Lord comfort them in their time of loss and sorrow.
May they lean on our ROCK who has told us that HE will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
5 posted on 04/25/2008 3:46:07 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Prayers for Gary and his family.


6 posted on 04/25/2008 3:49:24 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Jeff Chandler

Prayers for the family of a fine man.RIP


7 posted on 04/25/2008 3:49:45 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Your profile was very touching and a fine example how to live life.


8 posted on 04/25/2008 4:04:46 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Jeff Chandler
May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

How blessed you were to have such a friend.

9 posted on 04/25/2008 4:07:38 PM PDT by pbear8 (Typical Bitter White Person but better dipped in cinnamon and sugar)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’m so sorry for the loss of a friend.


10 posted on 04/25/2008 4:20:32 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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Jeff,

I’m stunned. I remember when Gary and his wife married. I had no idea that he had been sick. It must have been about two years since I last saw him. If you know of funeral arrangements yet Freepmail me. I’m heading out to Mass now. Certainly I will pray for him and his family.

Thnx


11 posted on 04/25/2008 4:27:18 PM PDT by TotusTuus (Christos Voskrese!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Prayers up for Gary...


12 posted on 04/25/2008 4:32:57 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I went to his web site, and you did a magnificent job..It's just beautiful.

Our condolences and prayers to you and his family..

sw

13 posted on 04/25/2008 4:35:54 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Jeff Chandler

A short life but clearly a good one. RIP


14 posted on 04/25/2008 5:01:26 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Jeff Chandler

A short life but clearly a good one. RIP


15 posted on 04/25/2008 5:01:31 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Jeff Chandler

Requiescat In Pace. Prayers for his family.


16 posted on 04/25/2008 5:22:25 PM PDT by informavoracious (God BLESS America)
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To: Jeff Chandler
My granddaughter and I bought her First Communion dress at his wonderful store just two weeks ago.

The day before we had shopped at a very well known Catholic clothing and gift shop in a very poor neighborhood in south Phoenix. We went there because that was the store my wedding gown came from almost 50 years ago. I was shocked to find the price of Communion dresses so high,the average cost was over one hundred dollars and I was so grateful to find Gary's store where they had lovely dresses for much less.

Please post or freepmail me any agency or cause the family supports so that I can give something in his memory.

I am truly sorry that a relatively young man with a large family has died, I will pray for him and his family tonight at a gathering where a group of us pray the rosary for special intentions.

17 posted on 04/25/2008 5:22:38 PM PDT by saradippity
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s death, Jeff. May God bless his family!


18 posted on 04/25/2008 5:30:02 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When my mothership lands, you're all toast.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
May the Holy Spirit wrap this grieving family in His mantle of comfort, mercy, and care.
19 posted on 04/25/2008 5:44:06 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: spectre
I went to his web site, and you did a magnificent job..It's just beautiful.

Thank you. The basic design is mine; his grown daughter took over the site some time ago and has added some beautiful touches.

If you ever need to buy Catholic sacrament apparel, just go to Google and type in "First Holy Communion Dresses", "First Holy Communion Gowns", or "First Holy Communion Suits". CatholicChildrensCompany.com is listed numbers one AND two on those keyword phrases.

20 posted on 04/25/2008 6:19:53 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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Sounds like he was a really nice guy and will be missed very much.We will pray for his family Jeff Chandler.(((Hugs)))


21 posted on 04/26/2008 7:32:16 AM PDT by fatima (Pray for our FRriend Jim founder of this forum.)
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