Thursday, July 15, 2010

I learned this morning that my sister, Virginia, died suddenly at home last night in San Diego. Ginny was a shy, gentle soul who looked after me with boundless patience when I was a weird little boy growing up in Brooklyn. In recent years she lived in constant pain from one skeletal ailment or another, though to my knowledge there was no advance warning of anything life-threatening.

She would've been just 68 later this month.
We didn't talk as much as we should have. I will miss her deeply.

For obvious reasons, in the coming days I can't promise that I'll be as attentive to comments as I like to be. Feel free to send them through, of course, and I'll get to them when I can.

14 comments:

Dimension Skipper said...

Steve, I offer my sincere condolences to you and the rest of your/her family...

And of course, blog business ranks way, way below such things in priority. Not that you need to hear it from me, but take all the time you need.

RJ Purvis said...

Hi Steve,

So sorry to hear of your loss. I am a big fan of your blog and always look forward to your insightful posts. Take care of yourself, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Jeannika said...

Steve, I'm sincerely sorry for your loss, and sorry for all your sister Virginia was forced to endure physically.

My prayers are with you and your family.

SustainableFamilies said...

I am so sorry Steve.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. I hope at some stage you can devote a post to her as she seems like a very special person.

Londoner

Wayne S. said...

My sincere condolences for your loss. Family always comes first.

Yekaterina said...

--Hugs

Rational Thinking said...

So sorry to hear of this, Steve. My condolences on your sad loss.

In some parts of the country (here in the UK), death is spoken of as 'going home'.

Thinking of you.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Steve. I'm very sorry to hear this news. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Steve Salerno said...

My sincere thanks to all of you who have contacted me on and off the blog.

This process is reminding me once again that people are...different. (I'm not talking about here on the blog, but rather within the family.) I may have more to say on that score at some future date. Right now I'm just trying to let it all sink in.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, so sorry for her long time of pain.

Neuroskeptic said...

I'm very sorry to hear that.

Liz Ditz said...

Dear Steve,

I just learned of your sister's death.

My sincerest condolences to you and everyone else touched by her death.

LizaJane said...

Very sorry to hear this sad news, Steve. May your sister's memory be a blessing to you and your family.