6 September 2016

Crouching angel

A secret courtyard conceals the sculpture of an angel.

 In Loving Tribute
  Brother In Arms
An angel found you, and scooped you into his arms.
Father, husband, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, friend, gifted musician, woodworker, world traveler, raconteur.... You were amazing, and now even more so. My heart will hold all of those memories, of the good times growing up, and later, together in Europe. We will forever celebrate your Life (with that glass of Cointreau...?), your unique sense of humor and countless "Ralph-isms" as we try and live up to your mantra, "Don't let the party die!" Until we meet again my cherished beautiful Big Bro.


  Many thanks to one/all for kind comments, condolences, flowers, cards. I will be getting back to everyone early next week. Yes Ralph was truly one of a kind. In gratitude, BPJ


"Handsome. Kind eyes." Mandy L.
"Incredible guy." John B.
"Mean bass player!" Bob M.
"Won't forget him." Sean and Mary H.
"Generous. Great sense of irony, humor." Sebastian C.
"Deserves all happiness." Jesus G.
"A force of nature few understood." Katherine T.
"Wish I'd met him." Arnaud D.
"The Dude." Anonymous
"An amazing and interesting person whose time on earth was way too short." Lauren S./Tom P. 
"Wish we could've got to know each other better. RIP Cuz." Mike N.
"Sleep in Peace noble Prince." Taylor Family
 "A remarkable guy with the greatest gift of gab I literally ever encountered. He had some stories to tell that I said to him on several occasions he should write about in a book. I hope he was able to find some peace in the last years of his life, despite what he had told me were his struggles with diabetes" An old friend

Some of Ralph's favorite links:
Night Tripper ZuZu Mamou / Dr. John
Thirty Days In The Hole / Steve Marriott
Papa Don't Take No Mess / James Brown
Lady Blue / Leon Russell (R.I.P. 11/9/2016)

To Ralph:
"We dressed up and fought, then thought, make amends.
We were never holding back, worried that time would come to an end...
 But I thought in spite of dreams
You'd be sitting somewhere here with me.

Being Boring / Pet Shop Boys

Update 9/21/2016
A candle placed before "Ralph's Angel" today.


 A Mass was said for Ralph at Notre Dame Cathedral. Thank you thank you to those who came or were there in spirit.

Update 10/20/2016
 As some of you know Ralph entrusted to me and others close to him certain photos/docs to post online. Please check your email for details. If anyone has anything to supplement what we have please forward it to the address on the mailing list. If you're not on the list, you can contact me via WPA (Subject: R.I.P. Ralph). Thanks!

Update 10/31/2016

- Just in time for Halloween - 

To the person who sent the "Quais Modo" photo from Ralph's FB,

*** THANK YOU ***

Update 12/28/2016
By request I am creating a "Ralph page" of photos, updates, docs, etc. password accessible only. Please watch your inboxes starting January and share with all of your followers/connections.
 Below: Ralph was on his H.S. Track Team, in the Rifle Club (below) and loved basketball. He excelled in running and dreamed to compete in varsity sports.
Ralph Pasquet, bottom row right (click to enlarge)



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