Saturday, October 08, 2005

Charlie Mayo 1951 - 2005

"You know Sven? The man that takes care of the gym?" he asked. He waited till he got a nod from Nicholson. "Well, if Sven dreamed tonight that his dog died, he'd have a very, very bad night's sleep, because he's very fond of that dog. But when he woke up in the morning, everything would be all right. He'd know it was only a dream." - J.D. Salinger, "Teddy"

Charlie passed away at 3:30 this afternoon. His brother Bob said his last words were to his aunt Margaret, Peggy's mother, who passed away a few years ago, "I love you, Aunt Margaret." It gives hope that when it's time they'll be somebody who you loved who took the step before you already there to help you not stumble.

Mayo family pictured includes: Charlie at center, with wife Ellen. From left cousins Peggy, Fred, daughter Christina holding granddaughter Lindsey, son-in-law Scott, great-nephew Colin, brother Bob, niece Meaghan, daughter Katherine holding granddaughter Jordan, sister-in-law Beth, great-niece Riley, daughter Kim, nephew Rob, mother Sadie.

I need to get Ellen's family names, and will update the photo listing. God bless you, Charlie, and keep you safe.


Maudie said...

My sympathies, Fred. Charlie was fortunate, indeed, to have had such a loving family.

Anonymous said...

Look at all those family members--Charlie was indeed loved. And as your wonderful story of his last words proves, he will be loved in the next life as well.

Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all, Fred. May God Bless Charlie and his family.
Jill and family

Anonymous said...

As I type on the keys a Mass Card looks me straight in the eyes "Charles R. Mayo September 16, 1951 - October 8, 2005 54 Years"
(the day after my Dad's birthday)
Tricia loves you Incle Charles (he always called me Tricia... he was the only one ever..)
Uncle Charles I wish I knew you later in life....

Jack great words!! so eloquenlty put!! Peg where did u ever find him!! I am so glad you did!! JACK (AKA Fred)YOU ARE THE best!
Love MiMi