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#26 Napersky

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Sorry to hear about this Mel, what a shock.
One wonders how such things happen.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss, Mel; you'll figure prominently in my thoughts and prayers.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mel and family!! God Bless!!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

What Tim said.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

Mel I guess I've never responded because I just wouldn't know what to say. But I've been following along. All I can say is you're a hell of a stronger man than I would or could ever be!! :crazy: :crazy: Mike

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

Best of luck Mel, thinking about you...

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

I will continue to pray for you,as I've done before my brother. May God continue to strengthen your resolve, May He lift all your burdens, so that you continue to grow stronger in His will. Take Care, your brother Gary Barabino Sr.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:29 PM

Thanks everyone for the heartfelt well wishes and condolences. Believe me when I say that it is support like this that keeps me strong.

Sincerely, Mel

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

I wish there were some things I could say which would ease the pain but I know there honestly aren't. Just know you have many people here you have inspired and taught with you ATM skill. Your whole family live on in at least some small part in the many works you have completed and shared. Kudos to you on honoring your wife with your telescope. Take care.
Clear skies and clean glass,
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:11 PM

Hey Andy,

My heart goes out to you, my friend. You definitely know where I am, and I you. Let's use the strength given to us by our friends to stay strong.

Mel

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

I wish there were some things I could say which would ease the pain but I know there honestly aren't. Just know you have many people here you have inspired and taught with you ATM skill. Your whole family live on in at least some small part in the many works you have completed and shared. Kudos to you on honoring your wife with your telescope. Take care.
Clear skies and clean glass,
Mike


Hi Mike,

Thanks so much for those kind and moving words. To know that I have helped and inspired others in this great hobby and pastime truly gives me great satisfaction. Additionally, paying homage, respect and honor in perpetuating the legacy and memory of my love ones through the building of my scopes is extremely fulfilling and comforting.


Thanks again,

Mel

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:47 AM

Mel,
To know of your loss, makes us all more introspective toward the joys of life, you know counting the joys, past & current. Some joys are forever and the ones we have with our other half are at the top of this list.
I took my wife Debbie to her Prom in 1984. I was her first boy friend. She is the other half of me... One day there will be a separation, As with all things in this life. But I know beyond any doubt that we knew each other and were together before, and we will be again...
The 6" Refractor is really coming along and I can tell it is going to be a testament to the quality Lady it is named for.
Your Friend
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

Hi Clint,

I truly appreciate yours and everyone's kind words support and strength. Rest assured I doing well and moving on with my day-to-day endeavors. Building the telescope in honor of Gelinda has truly been the catalyst for getting me back in the swing of things. It won't be long before it is done.

I met Gelinda back in 1976 right after graduating from high school. Ironically, we both attended the same high school and knew about each other, but never had met. Debbie and you have a very special relationship. A match made in Heaven; as it goes. The same applied to Gelinda and I. :) My prayers go out to you and Debbie in hopes that you will both love and cherish each other for many, many years to come.


Thanks, Mel






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