Dear Debbie, Dorothy and David-
I cannot fathom the pain of losing your mother just days after losing Rick.
This is truly a hard week for a great family that at one time in my life, WAS my second family. All those days and nights in Normandy Beach, all those family barbecues that I was privileged to share with all of you.
Those many contentious sails with two Captains and two different charted paths on the "Ril Neat" with Cap'n David and Cap'n Dick" OMG! I'll never forget the comedy or the fun!!!
Your mother was the most stalwart and serious of the three sisters. Cyrilla, and Anita and Helen. Or at least that's how I remember her. She WAS the oldest, and we first born (Hey Rick, Debbie...we KNOW...don't we?) Always have it hardest!
Anyway...as shocked as I was by Rick's sudden departure I think my heart got another sharp leap looking at the Obits on the site for Rick and finding your mother. My sincerest sympathy and by extension my condolences to Helen and the Lux family as well. I am fond of all of you.