I recently learned an old friend of mine lost his battle with Carcinoma on Dec 6. I have not seen him in +30 years but recall his friendship, and more so, his love and compassion for my best friends sister, Barbara Endress. They married and had three beautiful girls Sarah, Laura, and Megan. John was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a US Postal Carrier and a member of St. Joseph University Parish. I am delighted to learn he was a devout man of God and his morals and compassion were unwavering. His wife, daughters and grandchildren meant everything to him. John’s selflessness and unconditional love to family inspired all who knew him. Even years ago, I was inspired by him as well.
Father, thank you for the blessing of knowing John. We have faith you have welcomed him Home with open arms. Thank you for the wonderful life he provided for Barb, his family and all those who know him. We have true faith in your Word:
1 Corinthians 15:51-57: “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed…and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Brian, thank you for letting me know about my old friend. Barb, God will bless you, your children, their children and generations to come for John’s faith.
Psalm 115:14 – The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children….
In Jesus’ Name, Amen