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George Jung
08-06-2006, 04:55 PM
I've always felt a bit 'odd' about folks here sharing personal events in their lives; somehow, now, it feels appropriate.
I received a call yesterday about the untimely death of my little brother, age 46; probably a massive MI. I've been walking around in a fog since; other than my wife, he was my best friend. I'd no indication he'd been having health problems. Subsequently I learned he'd had some chest pain a week ago, but failed to follow advice to have it checked.
My brother was the family 'character'; he was brilliant but unfocused. Recently I'd had the chance to see his 'resume'; it went on for 15 pages, and included not only college education in religion and business, but also a commercial pilots license, commercial flight instructor, and the distinction of being the only 'civilian' ever allowed to fly a GoodYear Blimp! He'd also worked in a TV station, video editing, and had at one time been a paramedic. The list goes on; illuminating in it's breadth and lack of focus, but for the one pursuit of his Christianity, and the evangelism he provided during his life. He was as strong in his personal faith as anyone I've ever known, and that provides some consolation now.
It's been a tough three years; my family has lost 4 people during that time, including a BIL and my father. We're all feeling a little beat up, and down. I'm taking some time off from here, for awhile, but for those so inclined, a prayer would be appreciated. Thanks.

08-06-2006, 04:59 PM
You and yours, your family & his have my prayers.

I am very sorry for your loss.

- M

Phillip Allen
08-06-2006, 04:59 PM
peace to you and yours....

08-06-2006, 04:59 PM
Please accept my deepest sympathy for you and your family.

08-06-2006, 05:01 PM
Sorry George.
Prayers from Maine.


08-06-2006, 05:02 PM
I'm truly sorry for your loss, George. Codolences from mine to yours.

Doug and Tonya

08-06-2006, 05:06 PM
forever George. You are in my thoughts and of course, my prayers.

Mickey Lake

jack grebe
08-06-2006, 05:09 PM
:( :( :(

08-06-2006, 05:21 PM
Very sorry George, far too young. Our sympathies
Anne and Jeff

Tar Devil
08-06-2006, 05:30 PM
I'm so sorry, George.

You most certainly have my prayers.



John of Phoenix
08-06-2006, 05:32 PM
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted...

He sounds like quite a character. I lost my brother under similar circumstances 21 years ago. My sympathy to you and yours George. We look forward to your return.

Memphis Mike
08-06-2006, 05:32 PM
I'm really sorry to hear it, George.:( Prayers from Memphis.

Leon m
08-06-2006, 05:36 PM
We're with you George...peace.

08-06-2006, 05:43 PM
Hang in there George. May your time off treat you well. We'll be here when you get back.


08-06-2006, 05:59 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss. Hang in there, and come on back when things are settled.

Dave Fleming
08-06-2006, 06:01 PM
I have two brothers with whom I have not spoken nor seen in 15 years.
Never had a thing in common with either of them.

Be thankful for all the good times you shared with him.

Captain Pre-Capsize
08-06-2006, 06:17 PM
Sorry for the news George. Despite your loss it must be a comfort to know the certainty of his destination. In just three years my wife's family has been decimated by half - sobering.

Ken Hutchins
08-06-2006, 06:17 PM
Sincere condolances from New Hampshire.

S/V Laura Ellen
08-06-2006, 06:21 PM
Our thoughts are with you and yours.

08-06-2006, 08:27 PM
Oh George, I'm so sorry. Prayers, of course.


08-06-2006, 08:27 PM
Deepest condolences....and most heartfelt prayers..

08-06-2006, 09:19 PM
Er cof anwyl.

We always think it must be easier for doctors and forget you guys are human too. Thanks for all you do and for being a friend to your brother.

P.S. my resume is a bit of a "tome" too.

Lew Barrett
08-06-2006, 09:24 PM
Just saw this, so sorry about your loss George.
I trust time will soften the edges and ease the loss and leave you with the memories of what you and your brother had together. What great good fortune to have had a brother who is also a best friend, and what a hard blow to lose him at a young age.

Ed Harrow
08-06-2006, 09:41 PM
So sorry. Hard to understand; I know how special a brother can be.

08-06-2006, 09:56 PM
My prayers and condolences, too, George.

08-06-2006, 10:00 PM
That's a hard one. makes you want to hug your family, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Condolences to you and your family.

Larry P.
08-06-2006, 10:07 PM
Peace and prayers George.

Joe (SoCal)
08-06-2006, 10:42 PM
Im sorry for your loss :(
Prayers from Joe (CSOH) & Co

08-06-2006, 10:49 PM
That's tough, George. I don't know you, but I have a couple of brothers and don't want to lose one. My sincerest sympathies.
The next best thing to a brother is a friend, and it looks like you have quite a few of them here.
You might want to reconsider staying away from here.
Best wishes to you, Glen

Wild Dingo
08-07-2006, 02:38 AM
Ive been lucky enough to have shared some of our lifes experiences over the time Ive been onboard the WBF and George again and again theyve come through... if care thoughts love and compassion have a place a part of that place is here at the WBF

Ive had some probs with my younger brother over the last year but have started making moves to reconsile with him... life is plain to damned short

In a small way I offer our thoughts and care to you and yours from downunderland... remember to smile amid all the sadness mate

Shane Jody and mob of galahs

08-07-2006, 02:51 AM
Really sorry to hear that news George. Please accept my condolences.

Best wishes


08-07-2006, 05:40 AM
Far too young ...I'm truly sorry ! No words for this kind of sadness .

08-07-2006, 08:05 AM
Being an only child, I can only imagine the crushing grief you must feel. Just keep it simple and slow until the worst of the pain lets up a bit. A sad time for you, take care.

Sam F
08-07-2006, 10:40 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of this loss George. You brother sounds like he was a wonderful and interesting fellow. You were blessed to have such a brother. Cherish his memory.

George Jung
08-07-2006, 04:26 PM
Guess my 'break' was a brief one. All the prayers and sentiments are greatly appreciated; I whole-heartedly agree that such times are cause for introspection, and a reassessment of what really is important. It's incredibly easy to fixate on the worldly, mundane aspects of life and miss the big picture. And while it's not possible to remedy past mistakes, the 'what ifs' of life, one can certainly set a new course going forward. I'm working on it. Thanks all. And I agree; strange as it might seem to people new to this forum, I really do feel like I have some very good friends on this stage, doubly strange since I've not met anyone in person.

08-07-2006, 04:31 PM
My sympatheis George. Sounds like your brother was brilliant in the best way, in that he did whatever really interested him.


jack grebe
08-07-2006, 04:36 PM
doubly strange since I've not met anyone in person.
you have really got to get out more often:D

Chris Coose
08-07-2006, 05:05 PM
My brother is my best friend.
I tell him I love him often.
As we get on this relationship gets closer.
I think it scares both of us what it would be like living in this world without each other.

Take good care of yourself George. A terrible thing has happened.

08-07-2006, 06:01 PM
So sorry for your unexpected, tragic loss, George. Knowing he is at home with the Lord and that you will see him again one day still doesn't help with the ache of missing him now. Prayers from Victoria.

Phil Heffernan
08-07-2006, 06:13 PM

I have been so wrapped up in my brothers life for 50 years now, that I can't imagine the grief...

I love my brother vastly, especially since he has been so shortchanged by life, yet maintains a smile on his face...

Brothers are a gift from God, troublesome sometimes, but the real deal, in the long run...No one closer, for better or worse...

Via con Dios


High C
08-07-2006, 09:29 PM
I'm sorry, George. :(

jack grebe
08-10-2006, 05:26 PM
bump.....how ya doing george?

Harry Miller
08-10-2006, 06:36 PM
So sad. Cherish his memory.