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  1. George & Paula Davis
    July 23, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    Our hearts go out to Aunt Bertie. Uncle Wally was a special person. He was very loved and will be missed very much. Please know that our prayers are with you.

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    • Cheryl
      July 30, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

      Hey Paula, just read this to mom. She doesn’t have a computer, but wanted me to tell you she so appreciates your thoughts. Thanks for being such a good friend to Wally.

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  2. anita collins
    July 23, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

    Sorry for your loss work at arlee’s with you both he was such a sweet nice guy! may god bless you and help you in this time and give you peace and love ! anita

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    • Cheryl
      July 30, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

      Hi Anita, this is Cheryl, Berta’s daughter. She doesn’t have a computer but wanted me to tell you thank you for remembering Wally.

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  3. William E. Davis, DO
    July 24, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss Roberta. I hope the early grieving process is short. The grieving never goes completely away. I value the following poem in structuring my thoughts in the process.

    Billy

    POEM: “When Tomorrow Starts Without Me”

    When tomorrow starts without me,
    And I’m not there to see,
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me:
    I wish so much you wouldn”t cry
    The way you did today,
    While thinking of the many things,
    We didn’t get to say.
    I know how much you love me,
    As much as I love you,
    And each time you think of me,
    I know you’ll miss me too;
    But when tomorrow starts without me,
    Please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name,
    And took me by the hand,
    And said my place was ready,
    In heaven far above
    And that I’d have to leave behind
    All those I dearly love.
    But as I turned to walk away
    A tear fell from my eye
    For all my life, I’d always thought,
    I didn’t want to die.
    I had so much to live for,
    So much left yet to do,
    It seemed almost impossible,
    That I was leaving you.

    I thought of all the yesterdays,
    The good ones and the bad,
    The thought of all the love we shared,
    And all the fun we had.
    If I could relive yesterday
    Just even for a while,
    I’d say good-bye and kiss you
    And maybe see you smile.
    But then I fully realized
    That this could never be,
    For emptiness and memories
    Would take the place of me.
    And when I thought of worldly things
    I might miss come tomorrow,
    I thought of you, and when I did
    My heart was filled with sorrow.
    But when I walked through heaven’s gates
    I felt so at home
    When God looked down and smiled at me,
    From his great golden throne,
    He said, “This is eternity,
    And all I’ve promised you.
    Today your life on earth is past
    But here it starts anew.
    I promise no tomorrow,
    But today will always last,
    And since each day’s the same way,
    There is no longing for the past.
    You have been so faithful,
    So trusting and so true.
    Though there were times
    You did some things
    You knew you shouldn’t do.
    But you have been forgiven
    And now at last you are free.
    So won’t you come and take my hand
    And share my life with me?”

    So when tomorrow starts without me,
    Don’t think we’re far apart,
    For every time you think of me,
    I’m right here in your heart

    David M. Romano (1993)

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    • Cheryl
      July 30, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

      Hi Bill, this is Cheryl, Berta’s daughter. She wasn’t able to respond, but wanted me to relay her gratitude for your comforting words. She said to tell you she sent you a letter today, so be on the lookout for it 🙂 I appreciate all you’ve done too-thank you.

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  4. Dimple Mitchell
    July 25, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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    • Cheryl
      July 30, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

      Hi there, I read this to mom (she doesn’t have a working computer) and she wanted me to tell you thank you for your kind words.
      Cheryl, Berta’s daughter

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  5. Vivian Collins
    July 25, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

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    • Cheryl
      July 30, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

      Hi Vivan, this is Cheryl, Berta’s daughter. I read your comment to mom and she wanted me to relay her thanks for remembering Wally.

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  6. Patsy Mageehon-Coen
    July 25, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    So sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. Things just will not be the same with him gone. Wally always seemed so glad to see everyone when we visited with him. He seemed to genuinely care for everyone. I hope he had a beautiful service with full military rites which he desired. I wish I didn’t have my stupid gun noise phobia so I could have been there to honor him. I love you and have thought about you and Wally so much in the last several days. If there is anything Tom or I can do for you, let me know.

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    • Cheryl
      July 30, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

      Hi Patsy!! I read this to mom as she doesn’t have a working computer. She (and me) really appreciate your sweet comments. She realizes why you didn’t make it to his service. We love you Patsy.

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  7. Bill & Louise Clark
    July 26, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    So sorry to learn of your loss, ‘Berta. Thinking of you and yours at this sad time.

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    • Cheryl
      July 30, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

      Hey guys! It’s been a while. I read this to mom. So nice to see your sweet comments. Thank you for that. Hope you’re both well 🙂

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  8. Larry Klock, Cousin, Philadelphi
    September 1, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Walt. I remember writing to him in the Air Force when I was 10 or 11.

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  9. Carolyn Klock
    September 6, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    Hello Roberta, I was so sorry to hear yesterday, from cousin Marilyn, about Walt’s passing. Even though we have not been in touch for years, I do remember playing with him at their home in NJ. My husband, George McCook, and I always had continually contact with his Dad, Uncle Walt. We visited his Dad in Florida and California, and he also stayed at our home in Broomall PA over the years.

    My heart goes out to you in your loss. I myself am going through my own loss of my mother, Angeline Klock, wife of John Klock, who was Uncle Walt’s younger brother. She just died on July 3.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy, and stay well. Love, Carolyn

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