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Father’s Day
June 21, 2017
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  1. Every Father’s Day we would go to my grandfather’s house on Ashley Street and have fun with our cousins. The cherries would be ripe on the cherry tree and we would pick them. I thought every Father’s Day should be spent with family, but unfortunately today a lot of people don’t celebrate the way we used to.

  2. we didn’t have the full military funeral for my dad my mom wanted to spare my sister and I that it was bad enough coming out of St Mary’s to the Battle Hymn of The Republic and seeing so many people the church was full. he did have the flag draped coffin as did my grandfather.

  3. Mayor G. Otlowski was able to get a Veteran’s Military Ceremonial Squad from a Sayersville VFW who gave my father, who was Sargent in the Army during WWII, a full military burial including a gun salute at the cemetery. It was the thing I had to do for my father. The folded flag that draped my dad’s coffin and given to my mom, the 4 man military team inserted the spent shell casings into the folds of the flag. My mom has entrusted the flag to me with the casings still inside.

  4. The year my father passed away, the Military stopped giving vets a military sendoff. It was election year for mayor in Perth Amboy. Through Mr. Muska I got in contact with both Mr.Jankowski and Mayor Otlowski and told them both who ever is able to fulfill my father’s only wish to have a military funeral would get my family’s vote.

  5. If you haven’t already, read my short story on the website (link is above) about my own father. In the story I mention that as the two youngest of my 4 siblings, we were only teenagers. I was19yo and my sister was 17yo when our dad passed. So to keep the story brief and simple I didn’t make it a “tell all” but here is so much more I could have said about my dad. We buried him on Good Friday from Holy Trinity in 1976 at the age of 57. He only met 2 of his (now)13 grandchildren.Of the two he got to know as babies the oldest had died suddenly (18 months old) from a freak accident while my dad was still alive. His only daughter also never had her dad walk her down the isle.

  6. It surely was a bad Spring for us. My father’s only brother and last surviving sibling also passed away 2 weeks (April 28th) to the day after my father (both) in April and your father barely a month after that in May.

  7. they died the same year John mine died on May 24th a week before memorial day. Ironically the band began playing the Battle Hymn o fthe republic as they went by his grave and did this for many years. They never played when they marched in front of the stadium before that. It was very emotional for me. That is what they played as they took him out of St Mary’s after the mass.

  8. Hi Marjorie Jugan! If you haven’t already, read my short story on the website (above) about my own father. In the story I mention (like yourself) that as the two youngest of the 4 siblings, we were also teenagers. I was19yo and my sister was 17yo when our dad passed. So to keep it brief and simple I didn’t make it a “tell all” but here is so much more I could have said about my dad. We buried him on Good Friday from Holy Trinity in 1976 at the age of 57. He only met 2 of his 13 grandchildren. One of the two he got to know as babies died suddenly (18 months old) from a freak accident while he was still alive. His only daughter also never had her dad walk her down the isle either so I can relate to your message. May both of our dads rest in peace. Amen!

  9. I have John he died when I was still a teen I miss him so much there is so much he missed. I never had my father daughter dance at my wedding and neither did my sister. He never saw his granddaughters all 5 of them or his 6 great grandchildren .

  10. Johnny that is a beautiful article A tribute to Dad. I can’t say it any better. I know Daddy is looking down on his family. My eyes are tearing. Must say good night. Thanks Son. Love Mom

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