Thursday, June 19, 2008

"If I wasn't blessed to be born a Jew, I would be privileged to be a Mormon." Henry Hock. 1913-2008 Baptized age 92, Endowed age 94. Died age 95



Pops was Jewish. He is from the tribe of Judah and is a direct descendant of Abraham. In keeping with his Orthodox Jewish upbringing and community, he was bar mitzvahed and "became a man" at age 13. He entered into the community of the Saints and at age 92, was baptized and became a child of God.

He passed through the veil early this morning, into the arms of those who love him and have gone before. He waits for us there. My heart is full to bursting. Pops...thank you...for EVERYTHING.

9 comments:

Eliot Bowman said...

He was so easy to love because he cared about you and made sure you knew it.

katzbox said...

So true son. He truly was a gentleman and a scholar.

Diane said...

Deb....my heart and prayers are with you and all your family. You all seemed to love him so. I feel for your mom...she's such a wonderful lady. I am so glad she knows they can be together forever.
Wrap your arms around yourself and squeeze hard....a big hug from me.

katzbox said...

Thanks so much Diane. I'll accept your big hug by proxy until I see you...let's not allow that gap of time to last much longer....big hugs back at ya.

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Stephanie Jette said...

;)

Jessica said...

I was so glad that I could be at his funeral. It gave me an appreciation about what a good man he was, and made me think again about investing in a mutual fund.

Diane said...

You back in California yet?
I miss you.
Hope you are doing ok. Oh...and I'm so happy for Eric.

kukana said...

Deb and family
My loving thoughts are with you. I didn't know your Pops, but I remember all the fun stories you told me about him. If this picture doesn't say it all; and look at your mother, she is absolutely gorgeous. Now I know where you and your girls got their beautiful looks from. Love you, love your blog, love your wacky, wonderful family!! Call me. Kuk