I read on Monday that over the weekend a boy that I had dated briefly in high school passed away. He was only 39 years old. I hadn’t seen him since high school, we went out a few times, broke up and he changed schools. I never saw him again, as is the case with many people you get to know if high school, he had moved out of the area. It doesn’t name the cause of death, it did mention that in addition to a job as a Naval Designer he worked as a firefighter and EMT, so I don’ t know if it was job related. He had been married only two years, my heart goes out to his wife.
I have to say it was somewhat disturbing to open the paper and see his high school picture there with the announcement. A dear friend even called to see if I had seen it. She went to a different high school than I, as well, but she remembered him as he hadn’t lived far from her.
Again, my heart goes out to his wife and family for losing someone so young.