These are sad anniversaries. They get easier as we remember the love and the good times. Easier still when we know that your mom & dad are together again.
Hi, Papa. A year ago today you left us. I feel a heaviness today and can't quite shake myself out of it. The only blessing is you are with Mom. Probably dancing right now, huh?! I love you, Papa. Give Mom a kiss for me. I love and miss you both so much.
Papa, you're always on my mind. I miss you so much.
Happy Birthday, my sweet precious Papa! Would give anything to have you here to celebrate. I love you and miss you every single day. XO
To all of the family,
We have known Dave and Lynn since our Sandi was a baby in 1976. We had such great times together. All of us kids played, babysat, hung out at the bowling alley, and just had a great time growing up.I hope we do not lose touch. At 90, Mom is the last one of the foursome who is still with us. I know she misses them so much also. I hope you all treasure the memories and treasure each other. Family means so much. I know Lynn and my dad (3/17/08) welcomed Dave with open arms and they are together again.God bless all of you in this difficult time. We will never forget them. Love, Cyndy, Tom, and the whole family (20 of us now)
Our foursome - Betty, Ralph, Lynn, and Dave - were the best of friends from day one! We always shared with each other the ups and downs of our families. We even stayed friends during our bowling days! Now I cry because I miss them. But I also smile because of so many memories.
Hi dad, Thinking about you and mom on her special day today. Remember how you loved shopping for her birthday? If it wasn't beautiful jewelry, it was a beautiful music box! You picked perfectly! I'm happy you are together with your love and long for the day I get to be with you both again. I miss you so much dad. I miss your sweet voice on the other end of the line and hearing all about your errands with Shawna and casino trips. I have many voicemails from you that I listen to and I'm glad I saved..but it's just not the same. I miss you and love you so much dad.
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family Shawna. I'm so glad I got to meet your sweet Papa. Mr. Barton was such a dear soul and I know he is an angel in Heaven now. May God bless you and your family. I will continue to pray for all of you. I love you.
Dearest dad: Oh how I miss you. The mornings and evenings are still so very hard. Constant lumps in my throat and it's hard to control my tears. I know you weren't ready but God must have been ready to have you. That's the only thing I keep telling myself...because I sure wasn't ready. I miss taking care of you and our talks. I miss you so much and the pain is awful. I needed you here still..but I will see you THERE someday. I love you dad. I just know Mom is so happy you are there with her now for her birthday weekend. I love you dad...so very, very much.
My sweet dad. I miss you more than any words could ever express. My days seem to run into each other and the pain is so unbearable--oh how I need your strength and drive just to get through each day. I love you so much...I truly cannot wait to be with both you and mom again. I love you.
I love you, Papa, and miss you more than words can say. Even though you had a full and wonderful life surrounded by people who adored you, you were taken from us way too soon.
I miss you so deeply...I wrote before but I'm not sure it went through. I can't believe the amount of hurt I feel. My chest is tight all the time and I cry a lot...I loved you with every ounce of my being and I loved caring for you dad. You absolutely were the brightest spot in my life and many other's lives as well. I cherish the time you got to live with us. I miss you more than words can say. I hurt more than I ever thought possible. I miss you and mom. I know you are in each other's arms again and that is the only bit of comfort I carry right now.
I love you so much dad, and I really, really miss you. I want you to know your surgery was successful dad, just like we knew it would be. You are without the bag so at least I can have that tiny bit of happiness...but missing you is truly unbearable. I hurt all over, all the time. I miss and love you daddy.
My dearest daddy: I miss you so deeply. My chest hurts all the time and the tears just won't stop. The pain is ABSOLUTELY unbearable. I miss our talks in the kitchen and in your room. I miss caring for you and fixing meals for you and loving on you. I miss you sweet smile and your occasional calls during the work weeks. Tomorrow will be two weeks since taking you in for surgery. I want you to know RIGHT NOW dad that your surgery was a success and you are without the colostomy bag. It was the recovery stage that is questioned...I was there Friday, Saturday and Sunday with you. I only left your side for a few hours Sunday evening...then you were taken 7 hours later. I know you weren't ready daddy but God must have insisted that he have mom's soul mate and another angel right then and there. I wanted to roll you on into the casino the first weekend of February. If I can hold my head up without crying, I will attend in your honor. You are the very best daddy a girl could have ever wanted or deserved. I loved you with every ounce of my being and I hope you felt that and knew that. I miss you and mom...it feels so surreal still...and I feel the two of you so close to my heart...but my heart is broken in two and this healing, if it ever comes, is a long, long time away. I will find answers and closure one day...but the best closure will be seeing you and mom again.
I love you dad. XOXOXOXOXO
I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the Barton family at this time of their sorrow. I worked with Dave at Ford Aero and Loral for many years. A nicer and dedicated man you could never meet. Rest in peace my friend and thank you for your many years of dedication and service in the US miltary.
I didn't know Ira, but I know and love his sister, Judy Thomas. She spoke lovingly about him. God Bless Ira and God Bless his family.
Dave was a good friend, bowler, and great at slot machines. Always had a smile for you & ready to talk to you no matter where he saw you. You will be missed my friend. I know Lynn will be welcoming you with open arms. Now both of you can rest. Peace be with you.
Dee & Gary Havens
A wonderful friend and all around person. Great bowling buddy. Dave will be missed by all who knew him.
Dave was a wonderful man. He was a blessing to many lives. His and Lynn's presence helped shape my character, and I am grateful. I am happy to believe that they are reunited.
I am blessed to have known him.