Sunday, May 4, 2014

Remembering My Brother

My brother passed away April 17, bringing my family together for the second time in 2 1/2 months to mourn a beloved family member. While my Dad's death Feb. 1 wasn't completely unexpected, John's passing was a complete shock. Only 54 years old, he had undergone surgery and was in recovery when   complications set in. He was gone before we could get out heads and hearts around it.

He was one of those wonderful people who blessed everyone he encountered and they were richer for it.  He was so beloved in their town as a favorite teacher at the high school, owner of a small downtown cafe, and  devoted family man. As a testament to how much they loved their "Mr. T", hundreds of students, teachers, parents, and other townsfolk...even school board members...came to the viewing and the funeral. The local newspaper did a wonderful front page story about him that came out the day of the funeral. Click on the following link (or copy and paste the link) to learn more about my wonderful brother, John Tiffany.

Today, may you be surrounded by the love and joy of those who keep you grounded!

Sandy Penvose