My beloved Paw Paw, Jack Bongey, was called home to heaven last Thursday. He was such an amazing man, treasured by our family and many loved ones. My cousin James did a beautiful job with the eulogy, perfectly summing up Paw Paw's loving and jovial nature - "(Jack) had a way of making everybody feel special, be they family, friend or soon-to-be friend. When we would go on our trips together he would greet everyone with a giant smile and an 'Oh! There he is!' as if he had just been talking about them in admiration."
Over the weekend I put together a slideshow of Paw Paw pictures for the visitation. It was incredibly moving to look through all those memories, some I recall and some taking place long before my arrival. I especially love the wedding images, a younger Jack and Isabel Bongey just starting their 56 years as husband and wife. I thought I would share a few of these special pictures in honor of my sweet grandpa.
You are greatly loved and missed, Paw Paw. We can't wait to hear you singing in the heavenly choir!