Jerry; I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved wife, Delores. I just read the obituary an hour ago, or I would have been there to offer my condolences in person. Even though we have not had much contact over
the years, I have always considered you to be one of my best friends. You
are one of the very , very few friends left from Starling jr. high. The very
first wedding I ever attended was yours and Delores’. I can still see her as I first saw her in the church, with that beautiful red hair. In the too few
times we got together over the years, she always seemed to be the same lovely lady with the happy personality and lovely disposition. Not many couples can boast of 72 years of marriage. Both you and she had to have
a deep love for each other to have made it last so long. Yours is an unimaginable loss, but an unavoidable part of life. I know you have family to cling to in this time of grief, but if you feel the need for someone else at
any time, please call me. Again please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, and apology for not being there when you need every friend you have.