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08 October 2005 @ 09:12 pm
Yitgadal ve'yitkadash sh'mei raba  

Sy Levy—Susan's father, Gavi's zayde, my father-in-law—may his memory be a blessing, died this afternoon. He was just home from surgery on his foot and Susan and Gavi had gone over to visit with him and with Ginny—Susan's mother, Gavi's bubbe, my mother-in-law. He was awake for a while and they chatted. He ate, then went back to bed. In his sleep an hour or so later his heart gave out and neither the home-care nurse's CPR nor the ambulance team's efforts revived him.

Holy One of Blessing, Your Presence fills creation, You are indeed the Judge.

He had been struggling with a number of health problems over the past few years so his passing was not a total surprise, yet it hadn't been expected.


Exalted and hallowed be God's greatness
In this world of Your creation.
May Your will be fulfilled
And Your sovereignty revealed
And the life of the whole house of Israel
Speedily and soon.
And say, Amen.

May You be blessed forever,
Even to all eternity.
May You, most Holy One, be blessed,
Praised and honored, extolled and glorified,
Adored and exalted above all else.

Blessed are You.
Beyond all blessings and hymns, praises and consolations
That may be uttered in this world,
In the days of our lifetime,
And say, Amen.

May peace abundant descend from heaven
With life for us and for all Israel,
And say, Amen.

May God, Who makes peace on high,
Bring peace to all and to all Israel,
And say, Amen.

Current Mood: sadsad
Graham Leathersmusicmutt on October 9th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
I will add my condolences as well. Take care.
Patrick Nielsen Haydenpnh on October 9th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
Speedily and soon. Consolations to you, and Susan, and Gavi.
Geri Sullivangerisullivan on October 9th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
And say, Amen.


Not expected, not now. Maybe some other time, most any time earlier this year, or later. But not now. Not freshly home, from the success of surgery. Not now.

Yes, now. My love is with all of you, as always. Miles seats are available; please let me know if I should head out now or at any other time during the days ahead.
Lianatezliana on October 9th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
HaMacom yenachem et'chem b'toch she'ar avelei Tzion vi'Yerushlayim.
Larry Sandersonlsanderson on October 9th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
My condolences.
My condolences to you all.
Matthew B. Tepper: Mr. Garibaldi with doveasimovberlioz on October 9th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
A monstrous ramblingbibliofile on October 9th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Oh. My sympathies to all of you, but especially to Susan and Gavi.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on October 9th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
Ah, honey. I'll call in the morning. Fred, if you're up still, call me any time until 2 am or so. Love you guys.

Peter Hentges: down and rightjbru on October 9th, 2005 06:12 am (UTC)
My condolances, friend. Let me know if there's anything you can use help with.
DrS: Agamotto sleepingdocstrange on October 9th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
Ha-Makom y'nachem et'chem b'toch sha'ar aveilei Tzion v'Yerushalayim.
von_kragvon_krag on October 9th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for the loss y'all are having. If I can help, I'm there.
El Coyote Gordo: mogen davidsupergee on October 9th, 2005 11:31 am (UTC)
May his memory be a blessing.
Anne: writingnetmouse on October 9th, 2005 12:04 pm (UTC)
oh, hon, I'm sorry to hear that. My sympathies to you and Susan and Gavi.
Carol Kennedycakmpls on October 9th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
I am sorry for your, Susan's, and Gavi's loss.
Mizz Laura Jeanmizzlaurajean on October 9th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
We're so sorry to hear of your family's loss.
Marybraider on October 9th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
*hug* Condolences to you and your family.
alces2alces2 on October 9th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Our condolences to you all.
Coyote's getting bolder: runeshowerruneshower on October 9th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
May God bring peace. Condolences and prayers for you and your family. (hugs)
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Rev. Cyohtee: Cyopiccyohtee on October 9th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
Our greatest condolences to you and your loved ones.
Becca Leatherschirosinger on October 9th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
I wish to send condolences as well. *hugs* for you, Susan and Gavi.
barbary_coast on October 10th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
My condolences to you and Susan and Gavi.
songs in the key of me: DookyWeb WarPathchorus on October 10th, 2005 10:10 am (UTC)
Condolences, and hugs as wanted. Very sorry to hear this.
Skylarker: Empathyskylarker on October 10th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
Condolence = sharing of sadness.
I do.
Feelings are what you make of themmrsmodew on October 10th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
My sympathies to Susan, you and Gavi.
Cass W. Marshall: Columbinejudith_dascoyne on October 10th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
So sad
hugs and condolences to all