Dad had a stroke that
paralyzed him and he was in a wheelchair for 10 years. Although it was
hard for him to accept the outcome of the stroke, he never gave up hope
that he would walk or his arm would work!!
Dad accomplished a great deal in his life with very little education.
His career was in the chemical industry where he became an operator,
supervisor, and plant manager. At his retirement party, we realized how
respected he was at the company.
It was an honor for me to spend those last few years with him and learn
about his life during the war and share those special moments.
Dad and Mom had three children together - Linda, Aloma and Melvin. Mom
had Walter by a husband that was killed in WWII but Dad raised him as
his own - my brother was only 9 months old when his father died.
his death, my father had 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Remember, you always have your memories.