March 31, 1910 -- December 10, 2007
Michael's Grandpa G passed away yesterday after a long and full life of 97 years. Since our marriage, Michael and I were able to get to Florida twice to visit Grandpa. The second time we went we stayed for two weeks in the condo Grandpa and Grandma kept specifically for visiting relatives. They made us feel so welcome, and even sent us off in Grandma's yellow convertible to their favorite beach.
We always asked Grandpa about the early years of his life. He would tell stories about raising horseradish on his father's farm and delivering it to customers.
Grandpa devoted his later years to caring for his youngest son who struggled with many health issues. Up until about a year ago, Grandpa was still driving Mark to his doctor's appointments and taking him to and from work.
Grandpa was an example of a diligent and hard worker who was not afraid to start small and work his way up.