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Passing of a Great Man

Posted Aug 1st, 2011

I am sorry to say that on July 17th,2011, I  lost a very important man in my life, my father-in-law, Lawrence Trucano. My wife’s father was a wonderful guy whom I loved very much and I feel truly honored to have known him. I enjoyed every one of his visits to Seattle and always a little sad when he returned to Minnesota. He was born and raised on the family farm back in northern Minnesota and eventually raised his own family(my wife and her three siblings) on the same farm. It was homsteaded by his Italian immigrant grandparents.  I couldn’t have picked better in-laws if I wanted to. You hear all those “in-law” jokes but I truly wanted this man to live with us, especially after my mother-in-law died some 11 years earlier. I could take a couple pages to write about him but suffice to say the expression “salt of the earth” could have been born from this man. He was 88 years old when he left this Earth but I have no doubt that he is feeling like a young man again. He is with his wife, Rose, the love of his life, and with his daughter, my sister-in-law Maria. I will miss him but I know that if I live my life right and serve the Lord I will get to see him and my own parents some day. What a joyous thought to behold. Later, God Bless!