It is with deepest regret…


Jeff and I have been friends for about 12 years, working partners for 10 years, but have known each other our entire lives…or at least it seems that way.  We’ve often joked that we were brothers from different mothers, separated at birth.  And although we spoke on the phone, sometimes multiple times a day, we’ve never met in the real world.  But, that never seemed to matter to either of us. 

Many of you have known that he has been unwell for the past several years, mostly stemming from wounds he received while an active duty Marine.  And lately, the past many months, he has been under medical care.

Last Sunday morning I received word that he succumbed to his medical conditions and passed on to a pain-free level of existence.  I can’t help but think that he is currently sitting at the heavenly bar, a pint of Guiness, a pastrami sandwich, and a note pad where he is making of list of things that need fixed or upgraded in Heaven.

This is about the tenth attempt I’ve made at this issue and I’m sitting here crying my eyes out.  I’m really gonna miss you Jeff.  It won’t be the same without you.

You are loved and you will be missed.

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16 Responses to It is with deepest regret…

  1. Maggie says:

    Dear Big Blue
    First and foremost my condolences to you and LEATHAL’S FAMILY. I did not know that he was ill and had wondered why he was not posting. I have not been online mysrelf due to illness. I join with all here to offer prayers for him and his family and Bless him for his service. His wit and wisdom will be greatly missed. Carry on my friend and know we all will share your burden.

  2. Phil Raj says:

    So sorry for your lost. Will pray for him
    He is in a better place now. Be strong always. We are here for you.

  3. Ginny says:

    Hopefully he is pain free.. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sure he started his own blog in heaven.

  4. Christopher Brugman says:

    So sorry for Your loss.

  5. Deborah says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers will be with you and his family. Rest in Peace

  6. Scott H says:

    Godspeed to him. My condolences to you.

  7. Bruce Corwin says:

    Sorry to hear that he has passed on our prayers to you and his family.

  8. Bruce Corwin says:

    Sorry to hear that he has passed on our prayers to you and his family.

  9. Larry Stockman says:

    I had suspected that he was ill when he didn’t come back after a time. So VERY sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all that followed the both of you. May he rest is peace 😦

  10. Steve Hodges says:

    He will be missed. RIP Jeff

  11. Trish says:

    My prayers and thoughts are will everyone who’s lives he touched.

  12. Dale says:

    So sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Hard to lose the ones that we love….but know you will always have warming memories of him.

  13. Hank says:

    so sorry!!!

  14. We are sorry to hear of the loss of Jeff.
    There is little as rare and valuable as a
    good, old friend and their loss is devastating.

    In my experience, the best sources of healing are the passing of time, and I Thessalonians 4:13-18.

    Till then, may your memories bring you a smile,
    maybe a good laugh, as you remember the
    good Times.


  15. Danny Manger says:

    Sorry for your loss. It’s never easy losing those so close. I wish you a speedy recovery.

  16. Kris says:

    My condolences to all. Rest in Peace Lethal.

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