October 19, 2005

Sad News

Ira was a Munuvian only for a very short time. But, even though his posts were too few, for me personally, they were a joy to read and are a treasure to keep. I am speaking of bbrother of Winter Songs.

I just received an email from his sister Leila which reads in part:

...[A]fter a long and rough fight, Ira finally died this morning. He was stronger than I ever realized and kept that defunked body of his going for way longer than it should have. He never gave in until his body just gave out.

I first met Ira about five years ago. He was one of the most delightful, fun, witty and welcoming men that I've had the good fortune to know. Professionaly, he was a school teacher.

Some months ago, after a near-fatal bout with complications stemming from his myriad physical challenges, he gave up blogging. He, let's just say, forgot how to blog.

His condition improved a bit and he was shipped down to Florida to await the opportunity to get a new liver. The process was slowed by more complications, however, that put him lower and lower on the waiting list once again.

Ira's long fight for more time to enjoy this wild, wacky, wonderful world came to an end this morning. He leaves behind his family and many many friends who adored him. In fact, he was scheduled to appear, via a video conference set-up, at his 25th high school reunion. His old friends will instead, no doubt, recount old stories about him. If nothing else, that'll be a testament to the difference he's made to so many others.

So long, Ira. You will be missed because... well... because you @#$%ing rule, Dude.

Posted by Tuning Spork at October 19, 2005 07:49 PM | TrackBack

Oh no.

I didn't even know. I'm so sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 20, 2005 10:58 AM

Please pass along my condolences to his family.

Posted by: Ted at October 20, 2005 11:40 AM

TS, I'm really sorry to hear this. What words are there when a friend leaves us?

Condolences to his family and to you, Uncle Blather.

Posted by: Debbye at October 21, 2005 05:57 AM

Are there funeral or shiva plans?

Posted by: Fred at October 21, 2005 03:47 PM
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