Photo (C) Steven Gross
FALL 2012, Photo: Steve Gross
"George Parke, to many, Grandpa George or simply GG died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, March 8, 2013. Honorable man, proud Grandfather, loving Dad, awesome father-in-law, great neighbor and a friend to many." (http://www.georgeparke.com/)
The meetup group lost a great man this past weekend. For those of you who had the pleasure of meeting George, you already know what a stand-up, fun, great man he is. It was found out that he lost his battle with cancer on March 8th. To honor his memory, I can think of no better way than getting together, as friends, and playing a few games in his honor.
I had the pleasure of knowing him for almost 4 years. In that short time, I got to know what an honorable man he truly was. He always greeted me with a hearty handshake and a joyous hello. He epitomized what the group was all about; good times and making great friends. I would hope that anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him will come out and honor his memory by playing a few hands of the game he loved. Even if you didn't know him, all are welcome to play in the memory of one of the truly great.
Donations to The American Cancer Society are appreciated...and there will be a donation jar at the bar, for those who wish to donate, in his honor. There is also a website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pxfid=1325662&fr_id=9910&pg=fund&fl=en_US&s_tafId=136162
So, please, join me in honoring the memory of Georgy by coming out and playing some games with all of his euchre friends this night.
With deep sympathy and joyous memories.