Devestating News

 
I received a heartbreaking call tonight to let me know that Albert died of a massive heart attack this evening; they were unable to revive him.  I am in shock as I am typing this.  For those of you that were friends with Al, I know that you will be just as devestated by this news as I am…may we hold his memory close to our hearts and keep his family in our prayers.
He was a hero to all who knew him and will never be forgotten.
 
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  1. PJ
    May 08, 2009 @ 01:28:46

    OH my God, I can\’t believe this, I am also in shock, Life is so fragile. I am so sorry for all that knew and cared for him, God bless him

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  2. Joe
    May 08, 2009 @ 01:29:30

    I simply can\’t believe this…two friends on Spaces died. I read this and re-read this and thought not Al, no way this could be our Al. I\’m so grieved at this that words cannot even begin to express it…I\’m so very, very sorry.

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  3. Brett
    May 08, 2009 @ 01:33:32

    First Patricia and now Al,……..I\’m at a loss for words………

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  4. Les
    May 08, 2009 @ 01:35:35

    I am sad to hear another friend died, Pat just a few hrs ago too. I well know the grief and pain that comes from losing a loved one. I feel for his family and friends…

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  5. May 08, 2009 @ 02:05:46

    NO! THIS CAN\’T BE!! I just came online to check my emails, Al and I have had many wonderful conversations this week, this news leaves me feeling so shocked and lost, he made me smile always. Just a couple of days ago he was teaching me slang words and meanings and I ended up with the nickname foxy filly. I was having a lot of trouble viewing his space. Oh Al, I didn\’t even get to talk to you last night… I just don\’t understand this. You are safely in the Lords arms now and will forever be in my heart. Till we meet again my sweet friend. RIP.

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  6. May 08, 2009 @ 02:06:35

    NO!

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  7. May 08, 2009 @ 02:10:05

    NO! I HATE THIS! SOMETIMES THINGS IN LIFE JUST DON\’T SEEM FAIR! TODAY I CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF MY SON AND MOURN THE DEATH OF A WONDERFUL FRIEND.

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  8. May 08, 2009 @ 02:12:20

    RHONDA, DID AL PASS AWAY ON THE 7TH OF MAY OR THE 8TH?

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  9. Rhonda
    May 08, 2009 @ 02:37:25

    Kerrie; it was on the 7th sometime around 6pm; I will pass along more details as I get them…I still can\’t believe the news myself.

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  10. Kuskulana
    May 08, 2009 @ 02:52:57

    Though this is harsh I am not all that surprised, Heart Disease kills more than war in America, not by a little, by a huge margine.If you don\’t get checked out and manage it it will check you out, believe me

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  11. account closed
    May 08, 2009 @ 03:38:58

    Rhonda it is so sad reading your blog, you have lost 2 space friends in a very short time, I never knew either of your friends but i\’m thinking of you at this sad time, hugs, xxxx

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  12. m60a3
    May 08, 2009 @ 04:47:31

    Rhonda, in the words of an old song "Life ain\’t nothin but a heartbeat away" we are here for but the twinkling of an eye. We may not choose the where and when we leave this world. It is said we are remembered for how we lived, not that we died. In this there is no doubt in death it is how we are remembered the life we lived and shared. Our hearts grow ever sad each time we loose a friend….May He shower you with His mercy like a gentle spring rain.Mark

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  13. Princess
    May 08, 2009 @ 05:01:33

    My thoughts are with them both, So sad, Big Hugs, Luv PF XXX

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  14. freckles
    May 08, 2009 @ 05:23:51

    I will repeat another comment. He made people smile. Big hug x

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  15. ★ Crystal Tears ★
    May 08, 2009 @ 05:57:53

    Oh Rhonda this is devastating news, he was a good friend.my heart goes out for his family. hugs Ct xxxx

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  16. Polly
    May 08, 2009 @ 06:00:09

    I still cant believe the news about Al…..i shall always remember him as the most kind and gentle man, i have met here on spaces. My heart goes out to hs family and friends ……Al was loved to much to ever be forgotten, and i hope he knew that …my heart is so sad ……hugs Polly

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  17. Gill.
    May 08, 2009 @ 06:06:39

    OMG!!!! Oh Rhonda, I am so sorry and so so sad. I am at a loss for words. God bless Al and all of his family. I am devestated to hear this news. I am still here in denmark, I will have to go and tell sus. Take care and much love to you rhonda, xx

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  18. Terry's
    May 08, 2009 @ 06:43:11

    I opened my email this morning and got your email . I know it has to be true but for some reason I finding it hard to believe . Al was not just my friend ,he was like an Uncle to me and gave me the encouragement that I needed to help me through my classes . He will forever me remembered .God Bless him . He had such a good heart and loved so loyal to everyone . I just can\’t believe it. One of the main reasons I came on spaces was because of Al . He kept me coming back just to read his blogs ..May he rest in Peace . Love ya Terry His Poor boys .Oh God this is so awful

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  19. Patsy
    May 08, 2009 @ 07:00:48

    Oh Rhonda, NO No I can\’t believe this, He was such a special friend to a lot of people here and I for one cherished his friendship. He will be so missed. He loved us all as we all loved him. I\’m lost for words, I will check on you later. 😦 Hugs, pat

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  20. Isabelle
    May 08, 2009 @ 07:17:22

    Just ready your email. I could not believe it so I went to Al\’s space. This last email is dated from yesterday… I can believe he is gone.. I just can\’t….I really can\’t………..

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  21. Isabelle
    May 08, 2009 @ 07:21:33

    Was he alone…. it so horrible…. He was such a loving person always with kind words….OMG I still can\’t believe I will not receive his friendship and his emails nor talk to him on MSM…I forgot to thank you for email… I was shocked Please pass my condolences to his family and to all those who love him.Take care,Isa

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  22. Rusty
    May 08, 2009 @ 07:34:01

    I got up not long ago and when I opened the email from Terry that our dear Al had passed away, I lost it. I sit here writing this with tears running down my cheeks. Life is so unfair sometimes. I had a short email from him yesterday just saying how devastated he felt after losing Patricia so close to Bill. It must have been too much for him to bear, he took his friendships so serious and loved us each and everyone. I had hoped to maybe meet him this coming summer. I will certainly be keeping him in my heart. He has effected so many lives with his kindness and generosity, my life has been made richer because of him. Terry is coming for a visit today but our hearts will be heavy but we will do as he told us to do, we will have fun and think of him lovingly as we thought so highly of him.Take care my sweet angel friend. Love you muchly………………..Rusty ((BIG HUGS))

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  23. Duckie
    May 08, 2009 @ 07:48:05

    I stand with all of Al\’s friends holding hands as we grieve such a powerful loving man. Those not on spaces really do not understand how very special some of our space friends are to us. He just always seemed to go that extra mile for his friends I would like to think that both he and Patricia are looking down on all of us. Thank you for letting us know..

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  24. Carol
    May 08, 2009 @ 07:59:00

    I\’m so sorry for the loss of your friends Rhonda, Hugs

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  25. Beth
    May 08, 2009 @ 08:17:39

    Al was a very dear friend to me and I will miss him very much.

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  26. Sherry
    May 08, 2009 @ 08:51:09

    How very sad. Prayers for his family and to all who knew and loved him.

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  27. Terry
    May 08, 2009 @ 08:55:13

    Sending prayers for the the family. Such sad news.

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  28. sunee
    May 08, 2009 @ 10:25:50

    My heart is sad today, may he rest in peace!

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  29. Rambling
    May 08, 2009 @ 11:24:08

    God rest and love him. I will always miss him.

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  30. Kimmy
    May 08, 2009 @ 17:18:06

    Rhonda I\’m so sorry to hear this. I did not know Al but my thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.

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  31. May 08, 2009 @ 20:19:10

    Dearest Rhonda, As I wake to a new day and the tears continue to flow after receiving this most devestating news (which I still can not process in my mind) I want to thank you for posting this blog to let all that love Al know what actually happened.I could not imagine how you felt to let us know this devestating news. Without you posting this entry I would have just being wondering why my mate had not come online to talk with me.I know after my last conversation with Al that he deeply loved the Lord and I know he will be safely wrapped in His loving arms.Love Ya Al ! With love and thanks Rhonda.

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  32. Lady Grace
    May 08, 2009 @ 21:11:37

    Rhonda, thank you for letting me know about Al\’s passing. It has taken me awhile to process that he is not here anymore. I would truly miss him.

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  33. bamacatlover
    May 10, 2009 @ 18:43:12

    Rhonda, I\’m so sorry about AL. He really was a good friend and will be missed by all his friends. He was a gracious man and included my brother in his tribute to the Viet Nam soldiers. I\’ll never forget that nor him. God Bless you Rhonda

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  34. Darla
    May 11, 2009 @ 15:19:36

    Sending thoughts and prayers to all who knew him. He will be missed alot.

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