In Loving Memory of Our Step-Father

In Loving Memory of

Jerry Agar, Picture taken - September, 2000

Gerald M. "Jerry" Agar

Born:Friday, March 7, 1930, Euclid, Ohio
Died:Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Palmer, Alaska

~ When I Must Leave You ~

When I must leave you
For a little while -
Please do not grieve
And shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you
Through the years,

But start out bravely
With a gallant smile;
And for my sake
And in my name
Live on and do
All things the same,

Feed not your loneliness
On empty days,
But fill each waking hour
In useful ways,

Reach out your hand
In comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you
And hold you near;

And never, never
Be afraid to die
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

• Helen Steiner Rice •