Hm. So it’s Monday again. I’m not really sure where the weekend went, but I’m pretty sure I found it relaxing. I spent a lot of it outside the Ridgewood Starbucks, drinking coffee and reading and talking to friends.
My friend Don passed away this weekend of a sudden heart attack at the age of 57. He was a really good guy and I’m going to miss him. My heart goes out to his wife Wendy, especially. She’s been kinder to me over the past few years than pretty much anyone I can think of. They were married for two years and I know they enjoyed every minute of each other’s company. Here’s the obit:
Haring, Donald R. age 57 of Wanaque [NJ] died suddenly on Saturday, July 25, 2009 in East Hampton NY. Born in Hackensack, Don was raised in Ridgewood NJ by his loving mother Mary and the late Roger Haring. Donald was a Salesman for Independent Overhead Door of Edison, NJ. don is survived by his adoring wife Wendy T. Burns and his step-children, Tara and Nick Burns. He is also survived by his sister, Heather Keeley of Auburn H, his sisters-in-law, Ellen Haring and Cindy Seeman, and uncle Tom Hemphil. He will be sadly missed by his nephews, randy, Corey, Greg and Ryan and hs niece, Kelly. Don also leaves his daughter, Hali Haring of California. Don was an avid surfer in California, New Jersey and East Hapton. His recent passion for tennis brought him much joy. Don will be missed by his Arabian Horse Ghaz-it-all, and Willow & Gus. He was a friend of Bill W. for 20 years. Visiting Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. Private cremation will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ramapo-Bergen Animnal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, OaklandNJ 07436 or the charity of your choice.
So yeah, I really don’t have much to say after that. I’ll miss you, Don. Take it easy, my friend.