Thursday, March 17, 2016

Goodbye to an Inspiration

Yesterday our Trinity family said goodbye to our friend Delmar Jarvis.  Delmar was 93 year old but was still attending regular worship services here until just the last few years.  Del had lived in a number of places but no matter where he was he found a church home and was there reliably, week in and week out.  More than that, Delmar often accepted leadership and here at Trinity he served as our treasurer for many years.

Everything that he did, he did with passion and commitment.

Delmar served, as many in his generation did, during WWII as a radioman in the United States Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters.  He was frustrated in recent years that, after nearly seventy years, he had begun to forget Morse code.

But perhaps most impressive of all was the love that he had for his wife, Arlene, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Just two weeks ago, Delmar and Arlene celebrated their 75th (no, that's no typo, that's SEVENTY-FIVE) wedding anniversary.  Just knowing these two special people always reminded everyone that marriage can last a lifetime.

There is so much about Delmar Jarvis that made him both impressive and likable, from his infections smile, to the way that he made everyone feel special, and so many other things that there's no way to share it all here.

If you would like to read more about him, you can find his obituary, eulogy, and a few family memories by clicking here.

Goodbye my friend.

You will certainly be missed.

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