Farewell To A Dear Brother

My dear brother, Cesar, passed away yesterday. He was 77. Here’s to celebrate his truly wonderful, meaningful life.

Noy Cesar

I didn’t get to say “I love you”

Didn’t have time to say goodbye

I didn’t get to say “I’m sorry”

Tho at times I know I tried.


My immaculate big brother

You taught me much of life

You showed me the way to tomorrow

But my eyes were simply blind.


The path you took was long and narrow

Twas as rocky as can be

You went back home, your flag forlorn

But you kept your dignity.


So many lessons I have learned

So grateful for these gifts

A life of plenty, with love abundant

What a wonderful legacy.


I thought I would not miss you

I thought I would not cry

Funny how these thoughts of you

Just simply will not die.

Garcia CB (PMA ’67)

Goodbye, dear brother. You are free now. Soar high up above and watch over us. And may your spirit be our source of strength, our guide and inspiration.


  1. Deine liebevollen Abschiedsworte berühren das Herz.
    Es ist so traurig, wenn ein geliebtes Familienmitglied für immer gehen muss.
    Ein Bruder ist ein Bruder. Ein Teil deines Selbst. Er ist niemals zu ersetzen.
    Mein Beileid…

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    1. Vielen Dank lieber Freund. sein Tod kam so plötzlich. Ich hatte keine Zeit, mich zu verabschieden. Es sind die tröstlichen Worte von Freunden wie Ihnen, die den Schmerz seines Todes irgendwie lindern. Nochmals vielen Dank.


    1. thank you so much, Georgetta. it is so heartwarming to know that there are many new found friends who can provide words of comfort during these difficult times. truly, it eases the devastating pain we feel inside. once again, our gratitude.


  2. So many people my friend allow behaviour to get between relationships and this is one of many reasons..

    Im trying my best to make sense of my unfortunate events to help bring us closer together my friend..


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