Monday, June 30, 2008

WILLIAM VALENCHECK 9 OCTOBER 1920 - 29 JUNE 2008

Dear readers,

This past Sunday morning my father (on the right) passed away after a long bout with Alzheimer’s. It was a long and difficult journey but our belief in Jesus Christ and His resurrection gives us much assurance. If you have a moment say a prayer for the repose of William's soul.

Funeral arrangements will not be made until later today but we do know the calling hours will not be until Wednesday with Mass on Thursday. More news to follow for those who may be interested (please do not feel obligated) when we know.

As a further consequence, of course, Adam’s Ale will be short on posts for a spell. Thank you for your understanding and prayers.

May God bless you,

Fr. Valencheck

21 comments:

Adrienne said...

Prayers for you, your family, and your Dad.

Adoro te Devote said...

Praying, Father.

sparky said...

Many prayers going out for your father and your family.

Father Schnippel said...

I've got Mass in about an hour, will offer an intention for you, your family and your father.

Fr. S

knuckledragger said...

Fair winds and following seas, Sir.

Prayers out for your dad and your family, Father.

Anonymous said...

Praying!

MJ

Anonymous said...

Prayers & sent to prayer chains.
LM

Ernie said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers.

Meg said...

Many prayers for you and your family

thepracticingcatholic said...

May your dear father's soul rest in peace in God's eternal light and eternal life.

May our Lord grant you and your family comfort, peace, and sustenance during your time of loss and mourning.

Anonymous said...

via Sam Coleridge--

Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care;
The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.

We'll count on that, via prayer and via your thumb of blessing on him.

Oh, I'm so sorry (((Fr. V))) He was a wondrous good son, and a marvelous dad, I am sure. Next time you two meet, you will embrace in utter joy.

I'll be praying for all the Valenchecks, too.

(Carol)

Rob said...

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

And let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.

Praying for you and your father, Fr. Valenchek.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your father.

Theocoid said...

My condolences for your loss, Fr. V.

A Simple Sinner said...

You have my prayers. My grandfather - born in 1917 - is at the very last stage and we have been taking shifts with him while we expect him to pass in the next day or two.

You are both in our prayers, please offer a prayer if you can for Joseph my grandfather.

Terry Nelson said...

My deepest sympathy Father. I will remember him in my prayers this week, along with you and your family.

Terry

Silvana said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, Fr. Valencheck. Mark and I are praying for him as well as for you and your family.

eileen said...

Prayers for your Dad.

Ileana said...

With deepest sympathy, Father.

Kasia said...

Deep condolences from Detroit - will pray for your father and for you and your family as well.

michele said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.