Last night, my sweet Gramp passed away peacefully holding my Dad's hand. I am so glad he is now at peace and no longer suffering, but selfishly I will miss him so much. Everyone mourns their grandparents passing, just as I have with my Gram, Granddaddy & Grandmommy when they passed, but Gramp and I had an extremely close and special relationship. I was "his girl", as he often called me and the note he wrote in my birthday card in July summed it all up, but that is a sentiment I will keep to myself. For now.
Although I knew this was coming and although I am still terribly sad, I am still trying my hardest to celebrate his life. Because he lived a really good life. And I find peace knowing Gramp is back with his beloved wife, my Gram.
Jack F. Silverman