Sunday, April 3, 2011

TIDBITS SAGA:

MARK LATTANZIO, a friend.

I first met Mark when he was installing storm windows at a friend's house several years ago. He seemed like an affable fellow and since he was a handyman and I needed some work done at my house, I hired him immediately. 

That started our friendship.

Mark accomplished many things around my home such as new doors, new finishes, design and construction of many objects and he maintained excellent maintenance. 

Mark installing my Frank Lloyd Wright statue.


Throughout the several years he became a very good friend. We would go to movies together at the spur of a moment, go to fun restaurants, go out to nightclubs and watch videos at home. We became confidantes. He was a very special person with a great personality and good thoughts on life!


Unfortunately, he recently committed suicide. He had both personal and financial difficulties. But no one deserves that fate. He shall always be remembered fondly and I'm certain he's in heaven.

18 comments:

bobc said...

How sad....sorry for the loss of your friend.

Don Voth said...

Thank you, Bob.

Somchat said...

Sounds you've lost a valuable friend and the fact this page is dedicated to him shows that he left a very fine human being behind; you!

Don Voth said...

THANK YOU, SOMCHAT.

Anonymous said...

Great stories, nice remembrance of Mark...what a waste..., Greg

Don Voth said...

Yes, a definate waste. Thank you about the stories.

Nadia said...

I'm so sorry ... je suis infiniment triste/I am infinitely sad, his smile was beautiful and and I know what it felt, also knowing the same problems...
I made several suicide attempts and even if I would not start again, despair me forever left.

Don Voth said...

Nadia, It's so sad for the people left behind. A suicide hurts them the most! Thank you for your comment and I'm glad you won't try again.

Don Voth said...

Nadia, Please join as a friend. You'd be most welcome.

Nadia said...

Thanks, Don. My completely first name is Nadia-Fadela but I prefer Fadela. Don't worry, I said "I don't star again". Sorry, my english language is not correctly : I wrote in french language, after I traduct...
Your blog is very nice and I like the Continental car 1966 because I like old cars (voitures in french). Thanks once again for your message. Good night et kiss Memphis for me.

Don Voth said...

Fadela, your comment is touching. Thank you so much. I feel as though you're a true friend!

Nadia said...

Nice Day, Don,
I follow your blog but if you can to delete one of my inscription under "chaim-allami" because without photography. Thanks. Good evening.

Don Voth said...

fadela, I tried to eliminate it, but it would not work. Sorry!

Don Voth said...

Fadela, I DID IT!!!

Nadia said...

Yèp !!! It's great ! Thanks very much ! See you later ...

Don Voth said...

Fadela, You are welcome! Glad you're enjoying my blog.

Caliban said...

What a tragedy.

Don Voth said...

Yes, a tragedy.