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John Murtha

John Murtha (AP Photo)
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March 09, 2010 "For John and your family.


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
~ /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California"
February 26, 2010 "May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived." - Sam & Pita Andolina (Houston, TX)
February 24, 2010 "My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Murtha and the Family.

It was my pleasure to have met Congressman Murtha at an event for Congressman Jim Moran a number of years ago. I always admired Mr. Murtha and followed his years of Congressional service.

Many members of my family, including my cousin, Charlie Horner, have served in the military and Congressman Murtha always thought about our veterans. The last time that I saw Congressman and Mrs. Murtha was on September 22, 2009, at Post Chapel at Fort Myer for the funeral service of my Aunt Joan (Horner).

Duty, Honor, and Country were the guiding principles of Congressman Murtha.

My deepest sympathies,

Margo Horner" - Margo Horner (Arlington, VA)
February 21, 2010 "Dear Mrs. Murtha and family,

My deepest and most sincere sympathy to you and your family. The Congressman had given my brother(Mike Lauf)a start when he had graduated from college. He learned a great deal from your husband and has gone on to do good things in his own life. He has always stated "I will never forget what Mr. Murtha had done for me as a young man." My brother listened to his words that "we are put on this earth to make a difference." Your husband certainly lived by his word and with that made such a difference in the districts he represented. As a member of WPC I had the honor of attending the funeral service for this great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. May you hold forever in your hearts those cherished memories. He lived by his word...he made a difference!! May God Bless you all. Barbie Lauf-Maxwell" - Barb Maxwell (Johnstown, PA)
February 19, 2010 "We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of great loss.

Not only are we grateful for all he did for Johnstown but moreover will always remember the personal attention and thoughtfulness he had always expressed to our mother. Always heartfelt and sincere—just as our sympathy to you is extended." - the family of Helen Vigna (Johnstown, PA)
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Obituary for John Murtha
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Rep. John Murtha, a retired Marine Corps officer who became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress and later...
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