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A Tribute to The Life of My Father, Rob Gleason Sr.

A Tribute to The Life of My Father, Rob Gleason Sr.

Through complications from ongoing bouts with kidney cancer that he has had since 2001, Rob Gleason Sr. passed away 16 years later in the evening of March 1, 2017. He passed away surrounded by his family, at home, in a very loving and peaceful way.

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My Father has been my guiding mentor.  He taught me how to fish, shoot, be a friend, fix cars, tell a dumb joke, find the Lord, and be the man I am today.  Throughout my life He has been my father, dad, and friend and I know a day will come where we shall see each other again.

As He said, “Through service we become free.”

We will be celebrating a tribute to his life of which all guests are welcome to come.  The memorial service will be held at:

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

10332 Bolsa Ave,

Westminster, CA 92683

 

Gone From My Sight

by Henry Van Dyke,

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

And that is dying…

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