In Memory of Francis Gritzmacher

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Almost September
It's been a long time since anything was posted here. In case anyone reads these (I doubt it.) I'll post something just to keep it active.

This Coronavirus shutdown is really a drag. I've been literally stuck at home. There is nothing to do. A big day to me is going to the grocery store. In fact, it's the best way I have right now to get even minimal exercise. I'm running out of things to watch on TV. Even Netflix is about tapped out. But enough about me.

I've finished closing out Frank's bank account and have the modest savings he had. We discussed his wishes what to do with the surplus and at some time I'll make some memorial gifts in his behalf. Basically, it's the places/organizations on the Memorials page of this site. Some money will need to be spent first on his final resting place and on memorial celebration, which is still kind of in limbo due to the pandemic.

I would like to arrange for the disposition of his cremains before winter. I need to get off my duff and inquire about that. I want to put him and his brother together. Albert still hasn't found a resting place either. I have a couple of ideas, but have to check them out before I give anything away.

Those of you who were part of the conversations about scattering a portion of his remains, I have made arrangements for that as well. I know he loved the idea of being part of beautiful places that his friends might visit and take some ashes along. I think a fitting memorial would be for each person to take a photo and a short account of where they were scattered. I'll incorporate those into this website for all to share in.

I hope you all (Franks friends) have been well and safe through the pandemic. Some of you I hear from on Facebook, but many I have not heard from in ages. Well, it seems that long. Hopefully, this will break and end soon and we can all get together again.
Count of comments: 1
Posted on 27 Aug 2020 by Al Gritzmacher

by Casey Westling @ 27 Aug 2020 09:38 pm
Funny you should post this today because I was just thinking of Frank's memorial celebration and scheduling it and covid... David and I still plan to get to Hawaii (maybe next year?) and would love to scatter some of his ashes there and take pics. Sounds like Frank has some great travels ahead. Looking forward to being a part of that. When covid blows over more and it's safer to travel, let me know ahead of time and I'll definitely get to Lockport for that. My airplane funds are still sitting there.
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