Missed you today! I cleaned the Drifter up and took it for a spin. Cole has been asking how big you were as he is starting to grow a bit...
Love you and miss you always!
I loved you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even thought i did not know you long enough i still loved you so much!You were the best
Thank you Dad....I broke down the other day while working on our boat. Cole was helping me take the engine apart and I was showing him how all the tools worked and I was letting him struggle like you did with me. I would ask him if he thought that was the best way to hold the wrench and so on... He told me he loved the way the tools felt in his hands and that he always wants to help me fix things... I ran in the garage and looked for some tools that were yours and put them in his hands.... he has such big strong hands...I miss you Dad...I guess i always will. Thank you for always having time for me and taking that time to share your knowledge with me. I will do my best to pass it on to your grandson.
Christian and Cole
I wanted to thank you for being a great father, through your deeds and actions more so than your words. I wanted to thank you for never showing fear, sadness or regret in the final few weeks of your life. Your courage comforted your family and sheltered us from even more pain. Looking back, I am still in awe--I don't know how you did it.
Where have 5 years gone? I'm trying to live my life in a way that would make you proud, but I know I can do better. I especially need to be more patient with Keegan, Brendan and Reilly. We were talking about you recently and Reilly asked me if I was sad my Dad died. I asked him if he would be sad if I died--he just gave me a big hug and said "I love you Daddy." I'd like to do the same. Thanks for everything, Dad.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
As time goes by, we miss you more,
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can take your vacant place.
I can't believe it's been 4 years already and i can remember the day like it was yesterday. We miss you so much and it sad that you are not with us to see your all you grandkids grow so fast. They are all getting so big and Addison as well. She's 7 months old and is the best baby ever. I wish you could have met her she just makes you smile all the time. She is the most happiest baby you could have. You are in our thoughts always and forever. We love you and miss you dearly. Love all of us...Tara, Rich, Colin, Chloe, and Addison
Brendan wanted to know if you'd like the car he wants. He wants a rat rod, no hood or anything around the engine, three pipes on top of the engine (I guess he wants a tri-power set up) and pipes running down the outside of the car. It has to be rusty, but cool. It has to be loud and fast. He has been making lego engines, just to test out how they look. He thinks you would like the car, I told him you would have loved it.
We all love you and miss you dearly. Sometimes I still can't believe you are not here to see your grandkids growup and to go on cruises & rum runner trips with Mom.
Happy Birthday Dad (grandpa)We love you!!!! Love Tara, Rich, Colin, Chloe, and Addison xoxoxoxoxo
IT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE I HAVE WRITTEN ITS JUST BEEN SO HARD .
BILL IS IN THE BEGINNING OF STAGE 7 THE LAST STAGE. HE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ME AT ALL. HIS MUSCLES ARE BREAKING DOWN SO HE HAS A HARD TIME GETTING OUT OF A CHAIR...AS YOU USE TO PUT IT I AM JUST DUCKY...
I HAVE TO SELL OUR HOME WHICH IS KILLING ME SO MANY MEMORIES BUT THANK GOD THEY WERE HAPPY ONES.
I AM SURE YOU AND BOBBY ARE WATCHING OVER HIM..I JUST MISS HIM SO AND HEARING HIS VOICE...YOU WERE ALWAYS A GOOD FRIENDS AND I MISS YOU AND BOBBY TO BAD THINGS WERE NOT DIFFERENT .
OH WELL LIFE GOES ON AND SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN.
Happy Father's Day (a day late, my computer was not working) Today is the first day of summer and it's about 89 degrees out. Schools almost out and i think with all three kids...it's going to be a long summer. Colin and Chloe seem to fight with eachother, i know it's what siblings do but i don't remember this young fighting. Mom is on vacation to florida with her friend and i hope that she is enjoying herself...she needs to!! We will be camping alot this summer with the camper. The kids really enjoy themselves when we go. We miss and love you...Love Tara
Happy Father's Day
Cole and Kenzie miss their Big Papa
and I miss my father... there was so much you taught me and I thank you for that, I just wish I could do it all standing next to you.
We shared a common bond not only as father and son but as friends. I am so thankful and fortunate to have spend so many hours with you…doing what we loved.
Thank you for working so hard for us!
You are always in my thoughts...as you know you have a new grandaughter...Addison. It makes me very sad to think that you will never get to hold her and she will never get the chance to know you. Memories and pictures,that's how she will know her grandpa. For some reason today, Colin and Chloe were talking about Santa Claus and Colin told Chloe that grandpa looks like Santa. The smiles on their faces was priceless. We miss you so much...i love you, Tara
Another grandchild has joined our family, her name is Addison--Tara & Rich will call her Addy. It made me very sad to think she will never know you. She will see pictures and Tara will tell her about you but she will never know the kind person who helped raise us. None of our kids will really know you, but we do and we stand as a representation of who you were. I live every day hoping you were proud of me.
I love you.
Its been a while. Sorry. Always thinking about you and wishing you were with us. I posted a picture that shows you working on our cars after hours like you always did…. Thank you. You were never too busy to work hard for your family.. that was always your focus and I thank you for that and exemplifying what was important in life. Recently Jen and I took Cole, Mackenzie, Keegan and Brendan to Florida. I spoke of you to Keegan and the boys and they all listened to me attentively to hear about there grandpa, they all miss you immensely. While we were at the old dinner at Universal studios my cell phone called your phone number? I did not know why at the time…. Now I know … I have a great picture of you when you were there with uncle paul by an old Fairlane… great pic. At the time I thought my phone was going be self dialing all weekend…but it did not..It only call YOU…… I loved seeing that on my phone…(Dads Cell)… I love you Pops…thanks for looking over our boys and loved ones…even in heaven you watch over us… Keep it up.
I will always keep your love for us strong.
MERRY CHRISTMAS...We all miss you.Bill is still hanging in here he does not know me any more..It is so heartbreaking.
Rose and I miss you two so much...But we have memories and we talk about them and laugh and cry.
We were two lucky women to have had two great guys.
This was the first Christmas Bill and I were apart ...It was so hard but I made the best of it.
Thank you for visiting Christa in her dream of her Bill... you made her feel more at ease in her heart to know you are looking over him.
All our love to you.
the GARRANTS...AS YOU CALLED US XOX
Merry Xmas, Dad.
It has been 3 long years that you were taken away from us. There is not a day that goes by that you are not thought about. Your grandkids miss you so much! There will be a new addition added to the family in May that i wish you could be here for that, so that will make you having 8 grandkids that will be missing out on so much with you not being here. You are always in our thoughts and hearts and i miss you and love you! Love Tara
Charles W. Doller II
July 6, 1942
December 18, 2006
It has been 3 long years since you were taken from us. You are in the hearts and minds of all of us everyday. Not a day has passed that we are not missing our husband, father, grandfather, big papa and friend. You were the most gentle and kindhearted man we knew. We all love and miss you dearly. Your grandchildren are missing out on all of the love you had to offer and will prove to be one of the biggest losses. You always put your family first, well before any personal goals you may have had and for that we are all grateful.
From your families love filled hearts; Mommy, Billy, Christian and Tara. Your loving grandchildren; Keegan, Cole, Colin, Brendan, Mackenzie, Chloe and Reilly
With dreams that we will all see you again.
Love you Dad!
With all the talk of remembering those who died in the WTC on 9/11, how they are heros--made me think of you. Many go unrecognized as outstanding people until they are no longer there to be appreciated. Keegan and I were talking about you recently and I mentioned Reilly won't remember you because he was too young. He was very upset and thought it was unfair. I explained that it is our job to let him know all about you and what you stood for as a person.
On 9/11 our country reflects on and honors everyday people who are now called heros. Thanks for being ours.
Happy Birthday Dad and "Grandpa", we wish you were here, love and miss you so much!!! Love, Tara, Richie, Colin and Chloe
Happy Father's Day Charlie!
I had a BBQ yesterday & we were sitting around eating & listening to the radio when a CD came on playing K.C & The Sunshine Band. Guy & I both said at the same time, "Remember when we all went to Jones Beach to see them"? That was a great time had by all. I remember you getting up & dancing at your seat. Thanks for the memories :)
Love you, Guy & Susan
Happy Father's Day!!! In my everyday life there is not a day that goes by that you are not thought about or something about you is reminding me of you. We have been busy trying to re-do our house but it's been hard with Rich trying to do it all and financially. Someday we will get where we want to be. Yesterday i found a kitten and i was not able to keep him. All the animal shelters were so filled and i couldn't just leave him. He was soaken wet and was so skinny. Mommy came over and fell in love...he is so cute and connected to her right away. So, she is keeping him, it is something that she needed and said she wanted another one but was going to wait until it came to her. She actually has had a smile on her face which has been unknown for awhile. She named him Harley. I miss you and love you, xoxoxoxox Love Tara
I have been thinking about you and Gram lately. The frugal values you instilled by how you lived your life. I use Gram as an example of frugality when talking with the boys. It's not easy to explain need versus want when they want for nothing. Our economy is still stuck in the mud. We have been shifting jobs to Mexico and China for so long and it is coming back to haunt us. I think we may see a migration shift BACK to Mexico, can you imagine that? Spend, spend, spend has crushed many families and the debt is not going away. Frugality is making a come back because it is necessary and this reality check will be a generational lesson.
Thank you for being so grounded. Thank you for being a super Dad.
ITS BEEN AWHILE SINCE I WROTE. I AM IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW GETTING READY TO GO BACK TO LI TO SELL OUR HOME. THIS TRIP IS GOING TO BE SO HARD LEAVING BILL HERE AND GOING HOME WITHOUT HIM.
HE IN THE LAST STAGES AND DOES NOT KNOW ME ANYMORE WHICH IS GOOD FOR HIM BECAUSE HE IS HAPPY. I AM GREATFUL FOR THIS BUT IT IS SO HEARTBREAKING TO SEE HIM THIS WAY.
I TALK TO ROSE ALMOST EVERYDAY. SHE IS GETTING READY TO MAKE THE MOVE . I AM SO HAPPY FOR HER SHE NEEDS THIS.
I WILL BE HOME SOON AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO THINGS TOGETHER..
WELL ENOUGH OF MY BOOHOOING YOU ARE SO MISSED AND WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.
Miss you and love you everyday!
Thinking about you today as I was working on the Laverda last night. Brendan wanted you to see him standing on the roof of a wrecked 1950's car we found while hiking. I took a few pictures and he said he wishes he could send them to you in heaven. In one picture he is standing on the roof of the car loloking up to the sky with his fist raised above his head. He said he wanted you to see him.
I'm sorry I didn't force you to go to the doctor when you started to deteriorate in the Winter of 2005.
We miss you.
We miss you so, Merry Christmas and we wish you were here. We love you...Love Tara, Richie, Colin and Chloe xoxoxoxoxo
I can't believe that it is 2 years today that you left us. I can still remember the day like it was yesterday, and everytime that i think of it i can't even believe that it happened. Two years of your grandkids lives that you are not involved in and it saddens me that Chloe will only remember you when i show her pictures. Colin often asks questions still and will always remember you. I often say too, " Grandpa is watching you, so you better be nice". It sometimes works as you can see. The holiday is coming too quick and i know we all are feeling that emptiness in our hearts. I know it's so hard for mommy especially since she is alone. I try to make sure she is involved in our lives as much as possible. I wish she didn't have to feel the pain she is still and will always feel. It should of not have happened and i often wonder why god takes the good and leaves the bad here. We miss you and you will always be in our hearts....I love you Love Tara
IT IS SO HARD TO BELIEVE TOMORROW WILL BE 2 YEARS WE STILL MISS YOU SO MUCH.
ALL THE CHILDREN ARE GROWING UP TO FAST AND ARE A VERY BEAUTIFUL.
BILL IS NOT DOING ANY BETTER...IT IS SO HARD TO SIT WITH HIM ALL THE TIME WITHOUT HIM TALKING TO ME SOMETIMES ITS VERY LONELY.BUT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN HE PEEKS OUT FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND HE IS MY BILLY AGAIN.
CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER AND IT JUST IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU AND BILL. BUT WE MAKE THE BEST OF IT.
LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU MUCH.
I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since you passed. All of your grandkids are growing up so fast. Keegan is almost as tall as Mommy and he has retained some of your facial features. Brendan is developing into the sterotypical middle child, I often feel sorry for him when he gets upset. He still loves cars, maybe more so now than ever. He just started reading some words and is very good at sounding them out. He wants a big old rusty Cadillac for his first car--he asks me once a week when he can drive. Reilly has been trying to keep up with K&B but he's still too little to hold his own. He likes to make everyone laugh. I've wanted to call you a few times recently to ask your advice on a few things. But, I worked things out on my own; your point of view would have helped. I think it's time the Hornet became a priority. I'd like to get things moving along soon, but where to start?
Mom seems to be okay lately but I know she still misses you dearly. I'm glad she is able to speak about you or reference you without crying. I would hope we could all draw on happy and funny memories of you, I know I do. I hope my kids never get tired of "My Dad used to..." because I say it a lot and I don't forsee that ever coming to an end. I'm so glad Keegan still engages me with questions about you, even though it is infrequently. He is proud of the fact that he resembles you, I think that makes him feel special.
As time passes I realize more each day how so many things I used to think were important, truly are not. Quality time spent with family and friends and lots of laughs, because life really is too short. I'm almost 40 and I don't know what happened to the last 10 years. It makes me think 20 years from now I'll be left wondering what happened to the childhood of my children? Someone sent me the lyrics to Cats in the Cradle a few weeks ago after lamenting the passage of time. I thought of you and Mom and our family. It clarified how important it is to properly prioritize your life. You have to be proactive in your desire to spend quality time with those you love. Make plans and stick to them, get in the car and drive a few hours--it's that simple.
We all miss you Pop but some of you is in all of us and we are better for it. Love Bill
Well it's now dark at 5'oclock and winter is approaching. Colin's loving kindergarten and is doing well, but sometimes has a hard time listening to his teacher and talks alot. Hopefully we can get that straightened out quickly. Chloe is doing well and has a teacher come to the house 2 times a week to prepare her for pre-k. She is turning 3 really soon. Wish you were here to see her and how she has grown. I finally trained her and she is doing great. I had to use M&M's for a reward but it worked. Rich loves his job very much, but if you could just watch over him when he's at work. Actually i need you to watch over all of us. We missed you today at Thanksgiving, there was so much food. All the kids had a great time playing with eachother. Happy Thanksgiving. Miss you and love you. Love your daughter xoxoxoxoxo
IT WAS NICE TALKING TO YOU THE OTHER NIGHT EVEN IF IT WAS SHORT AND I KNOW YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN SPIRITS.HA HA.
WE MOVED INTO OUR NEW HOME IN FLORIDA I KNOW YOU KNOW THAT.
IT IS LIKE LIVING IN PARADISE BILL IS VERY HAPPY HERE.
PETER AND GINA CAME TO VISIT WE HAD A NICE TIME BUT WE MISS YOU AND ROSE.
I AM HEADING BACK HOME THE 18TH OF NOV. TO BE WITH THE GRANBABIES PETER AND MARCUS THEY ARE GROWING TOO FAST.
TALK TO YOU SOON.
LOVE AND MISS YOU ,
The summer is sadly coming to an end and school is starting next week. Colin is starting kindergarten and is so excited. He can't wait to take the bus. I can't believe that he is growing up so quickly. Chloe is going to miss him all day. We all miss you and think about you all the time. We love you...Love your daughter
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN CHARLIE...I KNOW I AM AN HOUR AND A HALF LATE HAHA.
WELL SUMMER IS IN FULL SWING. THE FORTH OF JULY IS NOT THE SAME AS YEARS AGO. I CAN REMEMBER ALL OF US BEING TOGETHER AT SOME PARK PARTYING .
I DO MISS THAT AND WE ALL MISS YOU SO...BOBBY AND JANET TOO.
SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER PARTYING LIKE YEARS AGO.
WELL AT LEAST WE HAVE THE GREAT MEMORIES OF ALL WE DID TOGETHER AND THATS WHAT GETS ME THROUGH ALOT OF THE SAD TIMES.
WHO HAD IT BETTER THEN US.
Happy Birthday Dad! We miss you and love you very much...Love Tara, Rich, Colin and Chloe xoxoxoxoxoxox
Happy Father's Day... I wish you were here to mend our sorrow hearts. I really only came to accept that you are in a better place now and we will see you again. I'm sure that you have seen Rich's grandfather and are looking down on all of us. Colin is graduating pre-k soon and is very excited to ride the bus to kindergarten, which i can't believe . I keep you in Chloe's mind and heart by showing her pictures and she says that's Papa. You are in everyones heart and mind. Happy Fathers Day!! We love you Love Tara, Rich, Colin and Chloe
This morning someone wished me a Happy Father's Day and I got a lump in my throat. All morning I've been thinking of the Triumph Days trips, the time you guys left me behind and I had to smile. T-days hasn't been held in a few years so we haven't gone, but I really miss going up there with you and Christian. I am hoping we can find a substitute.
Happy Father's Day.
DEAR CHARLIE..WELL SUMMER IS APPROCHING AND WE MISS YOU MUCH.ROSE AND I TALK EVERY DAY AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND SEE EACH OTHER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
BILL IS NOT DOING WELL AND ROSE AND I SORT OF GIVE EACH OTHER A SHOULDER TO CRY ON.
I JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE GOOD MEN LIKE YOU AND BILL HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM US YOU IN BODY AND BILL IN MIND.
BILL THINKS OF YOU AND SOMETIMES SAYS YOUR NAME AND CRIES AS I DO.
I JUST TELL HIM SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER RIDING WITHOUT HELMETS...
I TALKED TO PAULY LAROSA SUNDAY HE WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR YOU LEFT US AND TOLD ME PETER GEBIA PASSED ON BUT YOU KNOW THAT HE IS THERE WITH YOU GUYS.(SMILING HERE)
WE MISS THAT BIG SMILE AND WARM HEART OF YOURS..
LOVE DIANE AND BILL
You have been in many of Keegan's dreams recently. He wakes up, very upset when he realizes it is only a dream. We usually discuss the dream and he likes to believe you are visiting with him. Last night, you and Keegan picked out a puppy, white with brown spots because (as Keegan said) you like dogs. You brought it home to 72 Jean and it took the cats a while to become friendly with it. You and Keegan named him Freddy and agreed he would stay with you.
We all miss and love you.
I should be taking my bike out soon as the weather warms and the sandy roads are swept clean. I was just thinking I need a second bike so Christian has one to ride and a good reason to come up here. Mom is doing a little better, but she worries too much about everything. All of your grandchildren are growing up so fast. We were watching some old tapes and I can't believe Keegan is 7 already. We saw when Cole was born, after Colin was born, birthdays and BBQ's from the last 7 years. You were always smiling, laughing or making someone else laugh and that's how I always think of.
We all love you and miss you.
Wish you were here.
Winter is ending and Spring is approuching we miss you much . Bill gets so upsent when we talk of you he is getting worse and there is no end in sight.I cannot understand why God took you and inflicted Bill with thid horrid illness. Two good men who loved there families and worked hard all there lives.Why couldn't he allow you to have the retirements you worked so hard for.
To enjoy your grandchildren and travel. I sometimes think how wonderful it would have been to travel with you and Rose as we did all our lives. Now Rose and I travel together always thinking how nice it would be for you and Bill to be with us.
But things are the way they are and I help Rose the best I can and she helps me to at last we have each other. And I know you are with us in spirit.
GOD SAW YOU GETTING TIRED A CURE WAS NOT TO BE FOUND. SO HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND YOU AND WHISPERED
"COME WITH ME NOW".
WITH TEARFUL EYES WE WATCHED YOU AND SAW YOU FADE AWAY. ALTHOUGH WE LOVED YOU DEARLY WE COULD NOT MAKE YOU STAY.
THE GOLDEN HEART STOPPED BEATING, YOUR TENDER HANDS AT REST.
GOD TOOK YOU HOME TO PROVE TO US HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST.
Charlie your a big man not only in size but heart....a Gentle Giant who is very muched loved.
Love Diane & Bill
Happy Valentines Day Dad! There are so many things in everyday life that remind me of you. Some man that came into my work he had grey hair and a grey beard just like you. It made me think of how much you are missed and how unfortunate your grandchildren are that you are not here to teach them all the great things that you know. Colin will be starting soccer soon which he is very excited for. Chloe is alittle terror and is all over the place into everything still. I miss you and love you very much. Thankyou for finding Chloe's dog we were going crazy looking for it.
Love Tara,Rich,Colin and Chloe
Happy Valentines Day Grandpa...we miss you very much!
Love Colin and Chloe xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
I keep pictures in my car of you and cole always wants to look at them while we drive. He loves to talk about this one and says he remembers touching your beard. We miss you everyday. I am working hard to fulfill promises that will always keep you at ease. Cole started kid wrestling last week, i am his coach. You would be so proud of him, he is a hard worker and always wants to put forth his best effort to impress me, some things never change... Love you so much
Today is a year that you were taken from us. As i sit here with tears streaming down my face i can't believe that it has been a year. It seems like yesterday that we were with you. I catch myself often almost saying "Oh my dad will do it" or "oh my dad will fix it". I know i could always bring you anything that anyone else would not be able to fix...and you would always fix it. You really amazed me about all the knowledge you knew about cars and alot of other things. I wish you were here with us so you can see all your grandkids growing so fast. This holiday season has been really hard. Everyone is so happy and it is so hard to put on a fake face. You should be here with us and it shouldn't be like this. You never hurt anyone so why did god have to take you away and hurt us. Chloe looks at your picture and say 'papa'. I miss you and love you ...Give grandma a kiss for me. Love Tara, Richie, Chloe, and Colin xoxoxoxoxoxxo
Dad, I truly hope you are in a better place looking down on all of us. It's been a long year with out you here with us, especially for Mom. She misses you more than you can know. Everyone wants her to move on with her life but how can you do that when you have shared almost 40 years together. Since it's almost Xmas, I have been thinking about our Xmas' together and how much fun each one was. I remember driving out on the Island to pick a live tree. I remember Mom's savings envelopes so that there would be money for Xmas gifts. I remember rushing down the stairs to pull down the overstuffed stockings and gaulk at the stacks of presents-"when can we open them?". I remember the absolute joy of opening presents in our PJs while you and Mom looked on with smiles. We know the sacrifices you and Mom made and appreciate your selfless nature. It's a very tough time of year Pop, knowing you won't be here to say hello, hug your grandkids and see them grow up. Your values will be passed along to them so that a piece of you will be in each one of them. I really hope you are in a better place with a shiny HD in a giant garage in search of the next piece for the collection. We love you and miss you each day. Love Billy
IT IS A YEAR TODAY SINCE YOU LEFT US.BUT I KNOW YOU ARE WITH US IN SPIRIT. I TELL ROSE THAT YOU ARE WITH HER ALWAYS AND WATCH OVER ALL OF YOUR FAMILY.
THE GRANDCHILDREN ARE GROWING AND AS BEAUTIFUL AS EVER.
YOUR CHILDREN ARE MISSING YOU MORE THEN EVER THIS TIME OF YEAR NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT PAIN AWAY. I WISH I HAD A MAGIC WAND TO MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR THEM BUT LIFE IS AS IT IS AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THE BEST.
SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN IN THAT BETTER PLACE.
BILL MISSES YOU MUCH BUT HE LOVES WHEN ROSE COMES OVER AND STAYS HE SMILES ALL THE TIME SHE MAKES HIM FEEL BETTER.
LOVE YOU MUCH AND MISS YOU MORE.
DIANE & BILLY
It has been 1 year since you were taken from all of us, where does the time go? It has been a very difficult year for all of us with out you. My memories of you grow stronger every passing day and this allows me to visit you often. Oh dad what I would give just to sit and talk with you one more time. You are in my dreams often and your happy, healthy and loving; enjoying all of the things you love doing. Love you dad!
Mackenzie, Cole, Jennifer and Christian
We love you “Big Poppa”
A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best....
Miss & love you,
The 54’ is coming together nicely. I hope it’s what you had envisioned. You were always right; about everything. Thank you for everything you have taught me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without your guidance. Whether it was purposely or vicariously, you taught me everything I would need to know. I am the father, husband and son I need to be because of YOU.
Love and miss you always.
I miss you so much.
Everything around me reminds me of you! It hurts but i hope it never stops!
Love you Dad.
IT HAS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR SINCE YOU LEFT US.I WILL NOT SAY IT PASSED FAST CAUSE IT DID NOT WE MISS YOU SO MUCH.WHEN I MISS YOU OR THINK OF YOU I JUST CLOSE MY EYES AND THINK OF YOUR BIG LOVING SMILE SAYING HI GARRANTS.
BILL TALKS OF YOU WHEN HE THINKS OF IT AND I JUST ASK HIM ABOUT YOUR DAYTONA TRIP AND HE TALKS TO ME ALL ABOUT IT. THAT IS A BLESSING SINCE HE HARDLY EVER TALKS.HE DOES ASK FOR YOU AND I TELL HIM YOU ARE IN THE SKY RIDING...AND WATCHING OVER ALL OF US.
ROSE IS DOING OK I TRY TO HELP HER AND LISTEN WHICH IS IMPORTANT SHE NEEDS TO CRY BUT YOU KNOW HER SHE THINKS IT IS A SIGN OF WEAKNESS. I TELL HER IT IS TO MAKE HER REALEASE SOME OF HER SORROW.WE ARE EACH OTHERS THERAPIST WE SIT AND TALK ABOUT YOU AND BILL AND CRY AND LAUGH AND JUST REMEMBER.
CHRISTMAS IS IN 3 WEEKS...IT WILL NOT BE AS JOYOUS WITH YOU NOT HERE..BUT I KNOW YOU WILL BE WITH US IN SPIRIT.WE LOVE YOU CHARLIE AND WILL NEVER FORGET.
LOVE DIANE AND BILL
Why were you taken away from all of us so fast… did this really happen? I come up with hundreds of scenarios in my mind giving me hope that I will run into you again, that I will come to your new garage and see you working on one of the bikes or car. We few out of JFK last weekend and I was hit with a ton of bricks when I saw your old shop at Ogden… that blue sign took the blood from my face and reminded me that I will never see you again, talk to you again or touch you again. My biggest fears now are that my children are slowly forgetting you and I won’t allow that…I can’t let that happen. I am so jealous of everyone who still have their fathers here on this earth, even though I know they could never have the same relationship and memories we share. All I do is find myself touching items that you once touched and held. I hold your tools in my hands and try to picture what they looked like in yours as I grew up. I would do anything to be 9 again and out in the driveway watching you work on a car at 10pm on a school night. I miss you so much. Sorry I have not written to you in a while, I have been in a different place. I ran into Tony V and his wife a month ago. He misses you dearly. You guys could have been brothers. It was so hard to talk to him. I kept looking over my shoulder and next to me and over his… looking for you. I will NEVER stop looking for you dad.
I love you.
We all do.
Today is a day that i don't want to remember, when mommy called and told me the worst news that could ever come out of someone's mouth. I made sure she was with us the whole day. Mommy is trying to deal with this but she is struggling. I just want her to be ok, happy is not something that we can expect from her. Colin was Thomas for the third time...surprise. Chloe was an angel that i wish we had when you were here. She was a pro at trick or treating she kept up with all the other kids and wanted to eat all the candy. Colin was on a sugar rush. We really miss you and wish you were here...I love you. Love all of us oxoxoxxooxoxoxooooxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
We are all trying to make sure Mom is happy but I'm not sure we are succeeding. She misses you , as we all do, but living alone is not easy after almost 40 years. I hope the direction she is headed will allow her to be happy again. We are just trying to keep the promises that we made as best we can. Keegan and Brendadn are getting big. Keegan told his new classmates that he looks like his grandfather when he was his age. Brendan started playing soccer and was timid at first but became much more aggressive after scoring a few goals. Reilly is just now starting to say a few clear words and he is exploring the yard and the house without fear. He climbs the gates, can climb on top of the kitchen stools and loves the attention.
We all love you and miss you.
Dear Charlie..Summer has come and gone we are in September now. Rose and I are leaving for our great adventure..Bosten we are leaving Monday morn.
One thing I have realized it does not matter how many people you know but how many feel the lasting loss of you.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you.
I see Rose as much as I an but it is hard with Bill he has a hard time going to the house with out you there..Things will change when Rose has her new place and I think she will be more at ease not so much worry.This my seem strange to some me talking to you here but I know you are listening and say hi to Bobby for me will ya...All I can say at least I have great memories.
Love and miss you much.
your forever friend Diane
If tears could build a stairway, and memories build a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again. The summer is almost over and school has already started. Colin is going to school everyday now and is loving it. He wishes he was like Keegan and can take the school bus. Chloe is growing so fast and her hair has changed to blonde. Shes learning alot from Colin...good and bad. We are always showing her pictures and talking about you so she will remember you. Rich is working hard as always and needs to take a break. We all miss you dearly. There is not a minute that goes by that something doesn't remind me of you. Tommorow you will be
remembered as a great grandparent so Happy Grandparents Day. Since you'll never be forgotten, I pledge to you today, a hollowed place within my heart is where you'll always stay. We love you...Love Tara, Rich, Colin & Chloe xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Susies block party is tomorrow, you will be missed by everyone. Keegan wishes you could see him ride his new bike and swim in the pool. Brendan asked me to take him for a ride on the motorcycle last weekend and I thought of the rides we took on the BSA.
We are doing all we can to keep the promises that were made.
Love you and miss you.
August is here and your not it boggles my mind that your not here anymore I still expect you to walk in after Rose with that big smile saying Hi Garrant's.
Bill misses you awfully you were his best buddy which was something special to Bill as he did not make friends easily.We talk about you much to keep you alive in his memeory.
He has a hard time at the new house he misses you so but I told him just think of Charlie sitting on the couch next to you dozing off...I got a smile for that.
As for me I miss you and think of you often you are our best friend and will always be that in my heart.
Love Diane & Bill
Charlie, you are dearly missed by all of us at Allied JFK. We miss your smiling face, the laughter, the crazy days and the word "darlink". We know your riding into the sunshine. Our thoughts and prays go out to the family, may god bless you all. We miss you Charlie...
It's already August and it seems the summer is just flying by. I miss you at every party and bbq. I am always waiting for you to show up late because you were at work, or you having to call into work. Colin is in camp and loves it. He talks about you frequently and misses you. Chloe is getting big and is all over. I caught her on the dining room table the other day. We talk about you and show her pictures to keep you in her mind. I wish you were here with us... i miss you and love you. Love Tara Marie
We finally closed in the breezeway and did it just like you and I talked about. Reilly (George) is almost one and is now walking everywhere. Brendan's fascination with "old fashioned" cars has only gotten stronger since you left us. Some days he doesn't remember you're not with us anymore and mentions you in the hospital. Keegan misses you dearly and still cries some nights or becomes upset when he thinks of you. The two of them want to stop everyone from smoking cigarettes. I am trying to keep a journal in which I write down things that we did together as a family or memories from our childhood. I want my children to know all about you and the caring Father you were.
We miss you Pop.
I can only hope you’re on the most beautiful stretch of road right now on your dream bike, with the sun at your back, warm breeze on your chest and smile on your face. I can’t express how much we miss you.
Christian, Jen, Cole and Kenzie
Happy 65th Birthday Dad. I wish that you were here. You are always on my mind. I miss you and love you very much. Love Tara Marie
Happy Birthday Charlie!
I still can't believe you are gone. I keep thinking you will show up at the next party. The block party will never be the same without you, you never missed one, always banging in for the festivities.
I will never forget how you watched over our family as we grew, my proxy Dad. The man I could always count on. You are forever in my heart.
Happy Birthday Pop.
I am so alone in the garage without looking over my shoulder. I keep waiting for my buddy to walk in and give me a hand. It’s been 6 months and I miss you more than ever. Thank you for watching over all of us. Cole likes to hug me and talk about you. He tells Kenzie that “Big Papa is an angel now because he was such a good person so he gets to make sure his family is safe” He loves to work on the 54’ with me and wants to know how you put all those pieces together… I will show him now…. since you showed me. Thanks Dad.
I love you.
Happy Fathers Day!
Dad, Happy Father's Day in heaven. Thankyou for always being the great father that you were. I really miss you so much and each day that passes i still can't and never will understand why you are still not here with us. Your grandkids miss you. Chloe is now walking and Colin had his moving up day for preschool. I love you, Love your daughter...Tara Marie
I still catch myself thinking "I need to call Dad..." I don't know how long it will last, I hope forever. All of your grandchildren will know what a great man you were because we will never stop talking about you.
I miss you Pop, I'll always miss you. Billy.
The weather is getting warmer and everytime that i see or hear a motorcycle i think of you. I wish that you were here to see Chloe she's trying hard to walk. Colin often talks about you and asks Mommy about you. He also misses you dearly. I love you very much, and you will always be on my mind and in my heart. Love always Tara Marie
Hi Charlie..Well it is Spring the weather is turning nice. As time goes on it is still hard to believe you are gone from our lives. Gone but never forgoten Bill and I miss you very much and we talk of you often it makes Bill feel the loss less.
Rose and I are taking a trip to Boston in Jume we are both looking forward to the get away.
Charlie you are always in our hearts and minds you are very missed.
Cole and Mackenzie miss there “Big Papa”. The weather is getting warmer and I wish I could go for a ride with on the bikes. I walk this earth with you close to my heart each and every day.
Dad, Today you have been gone for 3 long months. There are no words to describe the emptiness that you have left in everyone's heart. We miss, love and will think about you forever. Love your daughter...Tara Marie
Charlie was a close and dear friend....He was Bill's Buddy and a man I loved like a brother.
I will miss Charlie's big smile and bigger heart.
When I think of Charlie a lot memories go through my mind and not one is a bad one.
We love him so and miss him more.
No one will ever fill his shoes.
Love Diane and Bill
I was so fortunate to have such a loving and guiding father. You were and still are my whole life. I can only hope that Cole and Mackenzie could love me the way that I love you. I will miss you for all the days of my life.
I love you,
Dad, there is not a minute that goes by that i don't think of you. I miss you so much and i love you! Love Tara Marie
Charlie was a good friend. We were stunned to hear of his passing. He will be missed. Please accept our sincere sympathy. With love Tony and Kathy Venezio
Charlie was a pleasant man, Always smiling. It was nice to shoot the breeze with him when He stopped by the Shop,What a shock, please accept our sympathies, Ronnie and Diane Sharkey from the machine shop.