February 22, 1933 - January 19, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:38 PM
Dear loving family of Eugene,
I’m very sorry for the sad loss of your beloved father and brother Eugene, and grandfather.
Although I don’t know you, and I didn’t know your dear brother, father, and grandfather, please accept my deepest sympathy for you and your family in your painful loss.
I hope to share with you what continues to bring me comfort in my most painful losses, in the hope that you might find some added comfort in your grief and sorrow. My beloved Mom and Dad and my beloved youngest brother all died within the past almost 3 1/2 years. My brother was only 51 and died suddenly and very unexpectedly a little over 1 1/2 years ago.
I think about the fact that they aren’t suffering in any way, and that means a lot to me! And I look forward to seeing and being with them again when they’re resurrected back to life here on an earth restored to Paradise conditions! I hope to be here then to welcome them each back to life with a close and loving hug!
Acts 24:15 promises “that there is going to be a resurrection.” Ecclesiastes 9:11b explains why many die; that “time and unexpected events (Or, “unforeseen occurrence”) that overtake them all.”
Our loving God doesn’t cause sad things to happen to our loved ones, as James 1:13 helps us to understand. There it reads, ‘When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.’ For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone.’”
2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 speak of God as “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” And Isaiah 65:17b tells us that the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart.” - Thus the intense sadness that we experience now, won’t even be remembered after Jehovah God resurrects our loved ones; thereby undoing the sad effects of death and the pain being separated from them brings.
Jesus’ words to his disciples gives comfort as to our loved ones referring to his friend Lazarus’ death as sleep, then clearly saying “Lazarus has died.”- John 11:11-15, 38-44 Then Jesus raised Lazarus back to life showing what he will do for our loved ones in the resurrection!
Revelation 21:4 tells of the wonderful time when no one will ever die again; and then no more mourning or sadness, “And (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Psalms 37:10, 11, 29 tell of the hope for many upon their resurrection, to be welcomed back to life by their loved ones and then to live here on the earth when it’s restored to Paradise conditions! Then no wicked, the meek will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace to live forever upon the earth! To live the way our Creator meant for us to live, then even the animals will be peaceful and safe as Isaiah 11:6-9 says. No more sickness of any kind as Isaiah 33:24 says, ‘No resident will say: “I am sick.’” Then no more tragedies to separate loving family members from each other!
Older ones will grow young again, as Job 33:25 promises, "Let his flesh become fresher (Or, "healthier") than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor."
I hope that you will find comfort in your memories, perhaps by looking at pictures. And I hope that these and other verses will help you too. Romans 15:4 say, "For all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope."
Please go to www.jw.org for more comfort.
Cindy Boyer (Mohnton, PA)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:33 AM
A ready smile. Gino. What a great, loving and wonderful Dad.
Eugene Salvatore jr
Eugene Salvatore (Costa Mesa, CA)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:30 PM
Gino was the Greatest Father to a boy who became a man. He provided inspiration, showed me books to read as a kid and was there both emotionally and financially.
I love you Gino--you are missed.
Eugene Salvatore (Costa Mesa, CA)