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Monday, September 17, 2012

Robert Gain Black, Sr (28 December 1928 - 17 September 2009)

Mom and Dad, May 1988

Norwegian Cruise 1999
 Three years ago today, my beloved father, Robert Gain Black, Sr, died after a long battle with kidney failure.  He is srvived by his wife, Agnes McKenna Black, his eight children and multiple grandchildren.  He was the only child of Alga Andersen Black and Albert Gain Black.  he graduated from Harvard in 1949 and from the University of Virginia Law School in 1956, after serving in the US Army during the Korean War.  He was employed by Grumman for almost 40 years, and was the Director of Federal Legislation.  He retired in 1995 and he and Mom moved to South Carolina soon afterwards.  He is dearly missed and I talk to him every day.  He gave me my love of reading and of history.  He was a great husband and father, and he will never be forgotten.  He insisted that I take Latin and I have always called him Pater since then 9 amongst other nicknames!)  Besides my husband, of whom he thoroughly approved and who he loved dearly and was dearly loved and respected in return, he is the greatest man that I have ever known. 
My First Communion 16 May 1970

25th Wedding Anniversary- 2 September 1986

My Dad- sometime in the 1960s

6 comments:

harrispen said...

What a lovely tribute. I don't know if you have heard this before, but you look like your mom. I love the first communion picture!

Cindy

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely tribute. One is blessed when one has happy memories and loved one we never forget. Have a wonderful day.
Best wishes Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is a very beautiful tribute to your Dad. Our loved ones will always watch over us.

Finn said...

So sorry for your loss three years ago. Tis is a wonderful tribute. I love the photos!

Lovable Lily said...

It's always so hard to lose one that we love so much and love so deeply.

I just know that Dad will NEVER be forgotten.

He will always be your Angel!

Hugs,
Kim

SewCalGal said...

Very special Agnes. Your father sounds like a wonderful man, whom you have a right to be proud. May he always be with you and within you. I'm sure you carry forward with his values and love of life.

Big Quilty hug.

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