Grandma passed away today

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    Grandma passed away today

    Had a call from my dad this morning letting me know that my last grandparent, Fay Duchin, passed away this morning at 7:15.
    She was 92 years and 9 months old. Her condition had been in a slow decline for the past several years, and she had pretty much been confined to bed for the past year or so, so it wasn't like this was out of the blue or anything. It's still tough news to get, though.
    She was a loving, wonderful grandmother with a quick wit and great sense of humor, even at her age.
    I had spoken to her on the phone a few times over the past several years, but the last time I got to see her was in 2004 just shortly after I returned from Germany. She was 87 at that time, and still living in NYC. We went out for an early dinner at one of her favorite diners in the Bronx along with my Uncle and Great Aunt (her sister).
    I spoke to my dad a couple of times today, and he explained that as she had requested in her will, there will be no funeral or memorial service. She preferred that everyone remember her in life rather than mourn her death. She will be cremated and her ashes spread in the cemetary where her husband, Richard, is buried in NY.
    I'll miss you, Grandma.

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    Sorry to hear the sad news Eric. I know what its like to lose a grandmother. My prayers are with you and your family.

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    Sorry to hear that Eric.

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    Sorry brother. I went through it three weeks ago. Grandma was my best friend growing up. While it was a blessing she passed, it still stings a little. Remember the good times and how she influenced you in life. Take care of yourself and those close to you. Jason

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    Sorry for your loss brother.

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    My condolences brother

    Although it doesn't help I'm sure, it sounds like she lived a full and wonderful life :thumbup

    RIP

    Chris

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    She will be in my prayers tonight brother. My grandmother is in the hospital right now, she is very ill. I am right there with you Best of wishes and much care goes out to you bro!

    El1te

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    Aww man sorry to hear bud. Hang in there and many prayers to you and your family Super J.

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    I am very sorry to hear this. I know how it feels as my grandfather passed away 4 years ago. He had lung cancer and just went 75. Be proud that she had a full life, 92 is a great age! My condolences SJ. She will guide you from above now.

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    My condolences, E. Hope all is well with you, friend.

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I have one grandparent left, so I know what your going through.

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    Sincerest condolences Eric, to you and your family.

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    Sorry to hear the news Eric. I have my grandma and wife's grandpa in the hospital right now as well, both not doing well. I hate this stuff

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    My Deepest condolences and prayers are with you and your family brother.

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    sorry for your lost bro,,RIP grandma

    Tim

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    Hi Eric,

    My deepest condolences to you and the family for your loss. She's in a better place.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I lost my last grandparent two months ago also; my dad's mom. Take care, bro!

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    Thanks, everyone, for the comments and thoughts.
    We're saddened by her loss, but I'm truly blessed that all my memories of her are happy ones, and I'll carry those with me for the rest of my life.

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    We don't know each other, but I'm sorry to hear that. Losing someone is always hard. My condolences.

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    I'm sorry to hear about this. My family's just been through the ringer recently, it's never easy. Thoughts go with you. Take care.

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    Sorry for you loss bruv ,prayers be with you .

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    I'm so very sorry you had to lose a loved one. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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