Friends and Extended Family

Brother Sam Yusko’s viewing and family/friend dinner was this evening. We have known the Yusko’s since 1984. Sister CheronYusko came up to my parents, who are almost 10 years older than her and said, “How is it that we are all still here, and he is gone?”  All 3 of them are in way worse health than Sam had been, Sam was the healthiest one, but he ended up going first. It was a nice viewing, with lots of visitors. There was no funeral, so this was sort of a memorial. Sam was kind of a funny guy!  He loved scouting, and gardening. That is what I remember most about him. That, and that he loved and was proud of his Jewish heritage.

Today I went and helped pack up some of the kitchen stuff in Bro. & Sis. Yusko’s apartment. You see on Monday, Bro. Sam Yusko passed away. He is Cassie Yusko Jones’ father. He had had surgery the week before and seemed to be recovering fine, but there must have been a problem, maybe a blood clot or something and he died instantly.  So now Sis. Yusko is living with the Jones’ again and we are all helping to pack up their stuff to move it out of the apartment. Everyone seems to be doing okay. Cassie is having a tough time of it, from time to time, when she slows down enough for it to hit her. They are all taking it one day at a time.