Thursday, May 28, 2009

You Just Never Know

Last weekend I was shocked and saddened to hear the news that a great guy that I've known for over 30 years had suddenly passed away. I met Nick in college. He was one of those guys who was really handsome but didn't seem to know it. He treated everyone so nice. After college we attended the same church and we had several mutual friends so I've seen him off and on through the years at various events and parties. It was always great to see him and his wife. They are such fun and sweet people - the kind of people you just enjoy being with. Last Thursday night Nick and Rhonda went to see the Lion King. It was late when they got home, so Nick went to bed. Everything seemed normal until Rhonda couldn't wake him at 5:30 Friday morning. The cause of Nick's death has yet to be determined. He was only 50 years old and he was gone so quickly and so unexpectedly. Tuesday was Nick's funeral. It was huge and everyone there seemed to be in a state of shock. It was one of the saddest funerals I've ever attended. Nick leaves behind a beautiful family and many friends who will never forget how wonderful he was. It was obviously apparent that he was highly respected and loved by everyone he knew and he will be missed by all who crossed his path.

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