Rest in Peace, Pep

I sort of dropped off the face of the blogosphere last week. It wasnt just this blog though, I dropped off the face of all internet social interaction (twitter and foursquare included–gasp!). On Saturday night, PW and I were having a pizza date with Megan and Justin, when I got a panicked phone call from my mother. My grandfather–her dad–had a massive heart attack and this was it. They were waiting for me to drive to the hospital to say goodbye. Thankfully, we got there in time, and I was able to thank him for being an amazing grandpa and tell him I love him. Pep (short for Pepere) passed with all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren surrounding him. The services were Wednesday night and yesterday morning. He had a full military send off (he was a veteran of World War II, receiving many medals–including a Purple Heart!), including Taps. My father gave an amazing eulogy.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and cigar smoker 🙂

Here are a few pictures from Pep’s life:

This one is from July 4th…we had a cookout at his house. He definitely still had his sense of humor!

Rest in Peace, Pep


6 responses

  1. So sorry so hear that. Life is tough! My dad is battling cancer right now and I can’t even imagine something like this happening. Take care and enjoy the wonderful memories since that is what keeps us going when our loved ones are no longer with us.

  2. Oh Courtney I’m so sorry – totally sitting at my desk at work crying. I’m glad you were able to say goodbye, as hard as it must have been it was great you got the opportunity.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a great guy. Thanks to your family for his service. What a great, fun photo of him on the fourth. The goofy photos of all my family are the one I cherish the most. Be well.

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