April 12, 2007

Uncle Sammy, 1946-2007

Uncle Sammy and me, 1973

I am home with my family in Vineland, NJ earlier than expected this month. My uncle, Sam Sztajnwurcel, passed away early this morning after extended illness. Sam suffered from schizophrenia, and experienced a stroke that left him bedridden and semiconscious for the last seven years of his life. I am sad to see him go, but relieved that his pain has ended.

In his final moments, my uncle uttered God's name over and over. Despite a lifetime of hearing voices, I believe Sam's last conversation was real, and his prayer was finally answered.

Thanks to all my friends who have given their support.


TovaGold said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope your family is doing OK and my best wishes are with them.
Be well, T.

TovaGold said...

That was weird that it said deemer... ignore it... O helped hiom make a blog here. Sheesh. He says hey too!

Anonymous said...

sorry about your uncle :-( seems like his life was a tough one.