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December 21, 2013

R.I.P. Papa Bill

William M. Sachs
February 19, 1931 - December 15, 2013










 






I tried to write something about this wonderful man, my stepfather, but my heart is heavy and words fail me. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and I was fortunate to be with him in his final days. Rest in peace, Papa Bill. I love you.

22 comments:

  1. They do say a picture says a million words. I think you wrote a wonderful post sharing these. :) I am very sorry for your loss!

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  2. I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you were able to be there at the end.

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  3. I think your pictures create a wonderful tribute where words may fail. I can see what a warm and loving person he was, and I'm sorry for your loss my friend.

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  4. You know they say a picture is worth a thousand words - you have paid a wonderful tribute to Papa Bill. It sounds like you are very lucky he came into your life.

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  5. Aw, Les...I'm so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to him - he looks like he was such a generous person with a huge heart. You've captured his spirit in photos. Keeping you in my thoughts during what must be a very difficult time. *hugs*

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  6. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss but that is really special that you were able to be with him. Prayers and thoughts for your family!

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your picture tribute is beautiful. It definitely looks like he lived life to its fullest!

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  9. Oh, Les, I'm so sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. I am so sorry. This was a lovely tribute in photos.

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  11. Dear Les, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your photos are a touching tribute to an obviously very warm and loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Hugs.

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  12. The pictures say it all. You can see what a kind, good man he is. My love is with you all.

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  13. Thinking of you. *hugs*

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  14. Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. Bill was a wonderful man. Kind, thoughtful, generous and loving. We miss him terribly, but are thankful that he is no longer suffering.

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  15. My dear Les, I'm so sorry about the loss of your stepfather. My heart goes out to you and those that knew and loved him. May the memories you share bring you much joy and happiness. {{{Les}}}

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    1. Thanks, Joy. It's been a difficult month. Lots of great memories. Over 38 years worth. I think of him every single day.

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  16. Oh Lesley, I am so sorry for your loss--he looks like a man full of joy and love. Hugs to you and your family. xo

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    1. Thank you, Trish. He was a wonderful man. So full of life and so loving. He claimed Rod as a son and me a daughter. We were truly blessed to know this man.

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  17. Oh Les,

    I am so so sorry to read about your step-father passing away. Just by the photos alone I could tell that he loved life and was dearly loved!! My heart is sad for you and your family!! Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers!!

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    1. So good to hear from you, Staci. I miss you!

      Thanks for your very kind words. My heart is sad, too, but it gets better with every new day. I know we'll get through this, but I still miss him terribly. Going out to Oregon for Christmas felt so strange. I will always think of that beautiful home as "Mom and Bill's." Hard not to have him greet me at the door... or hug me goodbye...

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  18. I am so sorry. I can imagine how difficult this time might be-

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