Friday, September 19, 2014

My friend, Jim Martin ~ May his Memory be Eternal!

Jim and Jim!
In the Narthex of our Orthodox Parish
I was shocked when I came home today at 7pm to learn that my friend, Jim Martin, passed away in his sleep.  I learned it by way of  a short message in my Facebook inbox from his daughter, Tiffany.  Never has a one sentence Message stunned me so much! . "My dad passed away this morning," the message said . I could hardly believe it!  It seemed like it was only yesterday that I was talking to him at the Ethnic Fair as he cheerfully manned the Beer Tent. How I enjoyed our conversation that evening, as he talked to me about his love for the Liturgy, his feeling of  peace now that he had found the Church and how unworthy he felt in partaking in the Body and Blood of Jesus each Sunday.  His humility during that conversation was an inspiration to me. 

I will miss him.  May his memory be eternal and may his soul dwell with the blessed!

Jim and his daughter Tiffany being
received into the Church


  1. Oh wow! I'm shocked. May his Memory be Eternal.

  2. Thank you, Mimi. Today, I plan to go to the Panhida