Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In Memoriam Robert Gain BLack, Sr (18 December 1928 - 17 September 2009)

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

Mom and Dad, May 1988

Norwegian Cruise 1999
 Five years ago today, my beloved father, Robert Gain Black, Sr, died after a long battle with kidney failure.  He is survived by his wife, Agnes McKenna Black, his eight children and multiple grandchildren.  He was the only child of Olga 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, 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


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hope memories of love and laughter fill your heart today.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, so sorry for the lost....but a Father loved that much will never be forgotten!

The Mad Scots

Scooter said...

Wow, what a beautiful family and a nice post full of memories. Warm hugs to you.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge Pol Comm

White Dog Blog said...

What a beautiful tribute to a man who clearly guided you with gentle nobility and love. I know he is so proud of you.

Unknown said...

We ditto what Lady said. They are always in our hearts. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Lovable Lily said...

Sometimes, these Anniversary dates are hard to get through. We wish for peace in your heart today. I know you will never forget what a great Dad he was! (and he raised a fine, young woman too!!)

We'll keep your Dad in our hearts today.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Your father must have been a Fabulous Fella. You have some Wonderful Memories.

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful tribute and I my tears were running, but you wrote it so well, it feels as I had known him.

Katie said...

I am so sorry Agnes. The pain must be so hard to deal with. I cannot imagine that kind of loss, no matter how many years pass. Lots of love to you too. xo

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad. He was obviously very special to you.