I can truthfully say, "I feel your pain".
I realize when we lose a loved one that it takes time to learn to live without them and cherish the memories they left us.
I write in Nolan's Legacy Book often.
It gives me comfort to send my thoughts and memories out into cyberspace.
Even though it has been nearly six month since you lost Ralph, I wanted my condolences to float around with the angels who have left us for a new journey.
Angela and family,
Having just learned of the passing of your beloved husband and father we want to express our deepest sympathy to you. Please be assured of our love and prayers at this difficult time.
What can be written at a time of such personal sorrow? The outpouring of love for your family has now become so very visible. Such a beautiful service with such heartfelt messages about a gracious, precious, faithful gentleman. Ralph had such a sense of humor and a kindness that touched so many! I can only imagine the smile on his face after finally making his first hole in one up in heaven and all the radios he must be tuning so we can all hear God's voice for each of us on our earthly journeys just a little clearer. Thank you Lord for the amazing life of Ralph Giessner, a true friend and Patriarch!!
With love, continued prayers, & great sympathy, Dr. Debra Seznik
Angela, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that will make things better, but I do offer you my sincere condolences. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
If Ralph had been asked, he would have said,"I'm the luckiest man in the world." Ralph spent over 50 years with the love of his life. He was a successful, respected and compassionate Funeral Director for 25 years. He watched his two children grow into well-rounded and successful adults with the morals and character they learned from their parents. He helped Angela build a new business from scratch into the success it is today. He watched his children marry and start their own families. He got to enjoy the arrival of the five "smartest, most beautiful, most handsome,etc., etc.,etc.,
grandchildren" and watch them grow. They knew he would always support them in anything. Ralph had the respect and friendship of so many, many people in Grand Prairie. He was an Arlington boy but he dearly loved his adopted city. He also had a smaller group of friends to travel with, play golf with, eat out with, and just relax with. They loved him not just as a friend, but as a brother. Ralph touched so many lives and left a void in so many hearts. Wendel and I wish Ralph had been given many more years on this earth but Ralph would still say, "I'm the luckiest man in the world."
Ralph was my closest friend. I don't know what to do without him. Betty and I will miss his company.
Greg, We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and know you and your family are in our prayers.
Although Ralph & I were never "running buddies", I have known him since 8th grade. We were close when we shared classes together. He signed my petition for Masonry, served as Worshipful Master in my EA degree & again as Worshipful Master in my Masters degree. He also served in the Fellowcraft degree. I still remember some of his 8th grade humor that occurred on his early ride alongs with Moore Ambulance. I consider him a dear friend and our world will miss him.
Kenneth Jackson, PM
To a wonderful neighbor and friend,
Ralph Giessner will be greatly missed by the entire Faulkner Family. We loved his excellent example of being a Godly Man in word and deed. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family and all his friends who mourn their loss. Take comfort in knowing God has given him a better place to live.
We look forward to seeing him again someday,
Mike, Marty, Mikey, and Makenzie Faulkner
My love and support to Angela and family. Ralph was a true gentleman and well respected and loved by everyone who knew him. He always had a smile and a kind word. Paulette Reid (Grand Prairie, TX)
Angela, Greg and Jan - we love you and we will miss Ralph so very much. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. There are no words in any language that really express the grief you are going through and how very sorry we are for your loss, but know that every day you aren't alone - family, friends - we all are with you and here for you. Love, Larry and Linda, Sam and Jennifer
Angela, Greg, Janeth and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm honored to have met him those many years ago and will miss Ralph's ready smile and great hugs! May God grant you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Much love to you all. ~ Prudence
Ms. Angela and family,
I hope you know how much I considered Ralph as one of my hero's! Our families go way back personally and professionally. Ralph was one of the true gentlemen in my life, and I will miss him greatly. The clock of time, is wound but once, and no man holds the power, to know when death may visit him at late or early hour. Now is the time for all good men to live and work with the will. Place no faith in tomorrow, for the hands may then be still.
Mark R. Freeman
Angela & Greg, our hearts & prayers are with you as you go through this very difficult time. Marshall & I think of you daily.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ralph always had a kind word and smile for me. He will be missed.
For Ralph, Angela, their family and friends,I am sending love and prayers. I know that God is comforting you and watching over you.
Linda Schuessler Harris
Angela and family, Our hearts are broken. Ralph was a wonderful man. You all were among his most shining accomplishments. Our sincere sympathy.
Oh, my sweet dear cousin...Sonny! You were always Sonny in our family! Since our Moms were twins we grew up together...almost every day & shared every weekend, vacations, EVERY Christmas, EVERY holiday & our entire childhood. Oh, the memories! You were a couple years older & did I ever look up to you! We always played together during our childhood...I remember the baseball games, paying cops & robbers, playing with trains, & riding on the back of your Cushman Eagle, I don't remember you ever playing with my dolls, tho! We had a wonderful childhood sharing everything...just like a brother & sister! Oh, the memories!! Then one day in high school, I introduced you to the love of your life...your sweet Angela. She took great care of you for 50 years & made you so happy & complete. You have left us way too soon & my heart is breaking. I will miss you so very much...FOREVER.