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Postby Jimd » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:48 pm

My uncle, Ronald Long, was killed Friday in an auto accident. He went to the hospital, was checked out, had various tests performed, then went back to the office of the company he worked for.

While there, he began vomiting profusely and lost consciousness shortly after. Around 7:00 PM that night, he passed away.

According to the autopsy results, blunt for trauma to the head & chest was the cause of death. He was on blood thinners, and it seems he was bleeding internally, and the hospital didn't catch it.

My heart is heavy because he was a great guy, very nice. It's still difficult for me to believe he's gone.
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Postby Kaizen » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:55 pm

My condolences...
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Postby snuffaluff » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:55 pm

Jim, My prayers go out to your family and you.

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Postby JT » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:58 pm

I don't "know You" , but still, my sincere condolences.. it's always hard to lose someone You love.

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Postby Alteran » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:13 pm

I'm very sorry you have to deal with this. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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Postby dete » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:25 pm

sorry to hear,

I know some people can't understand this, but I went to my Betta's grave site today. I let his body go into a beautiful local stream.

It's the memories we keep, that keep them alive within us, so make sure that you remember the good stuff & let it help you in your life.

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Postby arnon » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:42 pm

Hi Jimd, sorry for your loss.
My condolences to you and your family.
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Postby Bolster » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:51 pm

Unexpected deaths are hard to take. You have to deal with the surprise and the loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

If it hangs on you for a long time, consider making some sort of memorial. I lost a loved one and was not at peace until I created a website in their memory, and that helped lots.
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Postby squad314 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:50 am

Very sorry Jim.... :(
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Postby dialex » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:51 am

Hi Jim, so sorry to hear about your uncle. :(
It looks like he was a great guy and you were quite fond of him. May he rests in piece.
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Postby Agent Starling » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:51 am

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle, jimd. May he rest in peace.

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Postby 224477 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:59 pm

I am so sorry to hear that Jim, may his soul R.I.P. :(
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Postby Jimd » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:52 pm

Thanks, everyone, I appreciate the kindness. His funeral is Friday, and his viewing is Thursday evening.
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Postby KaliGman » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:08 pm

Sorry to hear about this Jim. My best to you and your family.
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Postby stonyman » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:44 am

Jimid, my prayers are sent to you and your family in your time of mourning. I am sorry to hear about your lost.

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Postby Jimd » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:21 pm

Went to the viewing tonight. Very sad affair. The funeral is tomorrow.
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Postby SimpleIsGood229 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:28 pm

I offer my condolences. You and your uncle have my prayers. May The Lord have mercy on him.
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Postby Jimd » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:12 pm

Thanks, everyone.
We laid Ronnie to rest today, with full military honors (US Army). A very sad day, indeed.

I was doing pretty well until the pastor read letters of goodbye that his family had written; the letters from his grandchildren got my water-works flowing in about half a second.

Up until now, I never really realized what an admirable life he led. I've never heard him curse, and very seldom, if ever, seen him angry. He certainly never lost his composure. He loved God deeply, and raised his family accordingly. He wasn't a "Sunday-Morning-Only" Christian; he lived it 24/7. A very soft-spoken, gentle, sweet man who was loved by all.

Best of all - I'm not just saying that 'cause he was my uncle and folks usually only say nice things about the recently dead. It's all the God's-honest truth. Truly a good man to emulate, and one of the very few I know like that.
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Postby Puyallupknifegu » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:19 pm

Jimd wrote:My uncle, Ronald Long, was killed Friday in an auto accident. He went to the hospital, was checked out, had various tests performed, then went back to the office of the company he worked for.

While there, he began vomiting profusely and lost consciousness shortly after. Around 7:00 PM that night, he passed away.

According to the autopsy results, blunt for trauma to the head & chest was the cause of death. He was on blood thinners, and it seems he was bleeding internally, and the hospital didn't catch it.

My heart is heavy because he was a great guy, very nice. It's still difficult for me to believe he's gone.
Thanks for listening.

Jim, my friend, my heart and prayers are with you and your family.

Stay safe, brother and God bless you.

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