Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sherwood "Muck" Maki, 1935-2006

Sometime before 1 PM Eastern today, my father, Sherwood Maki, died.
Though it was clear from looking into his eyes - which periodically opened reflexively - that he was no longer really with us, his body held on for 15 hours without support, just like the bull-headed, stubborn Finlander he was.
Along with most of my family, I stayed with him right to the end.
I loved my father very much. He taught me a lot of things, the most important of which was how to laugh.
Nothing will be the same without him there to tell me a joke or to laugh at one of mine.
We'll be having a memorial service for him on Saturday and I'll share more details as time allows.
I want say thanks to everyone who has expressed concern and support. It means a lot.


Vile/AK said...

I'm very sorry Jon.
This truly is sad. :(
My thoughts & condolences are with you and your family.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry, Jon. {{{hug}}} My deepest condolencs to you and your family.

Zalfiro said...

My deepest sypmpathies to you at this time. I am sorry for you family and their loss.