Friday, December 11, 2009

In Loving Memory

Yesterday, my stepfather, Bill Ritz, passed away unexpectedly. This is relevant to the blog, since he enthusiastically and skillfully helped Andreas and I over the course of several weekends as we worked on various projects - painting, staining, installing stairs, cleaning, and the list goes on. Bill was a wonderful person, husband, father who gave so much to others and sought to experience the world and all it has to offer. He will be missed greater than words could ever explain by his family, his friends and everyone else whose life he touched. Rest in peace, Bill.


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  2. I am so sorry to hear about your stepfather. All the best to your Mom and you. I'm sure you're very sad that Bill never got to see the finished project. But his participation will live on through the years as you make it into your home.

  3. mike-

    i am truly sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your stepfather, bill-
    my thoughts are with you and your family-
    take care :)

  4. Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of your stepfather, Bill. I wish you and your family peace and comfort during the coming days and weeks.