Two weeks ago my uncle, his brother and sister lost their other sister, a Catholic nun who was in service to the church for over 50 years. My uncle was particularly close with this sister, who was also a great spiritual advisor and comfort to him throughout his life. All of the children in the family were close throughout their young and adult lives, particularly as they lost their parents young.
Overnight, my uncle’s brother also unexpectedly passed away. He had been out fishing yesterday, suffered some chest pains and went for medical attention but all the tests came out clean and he was permitted to return to his vacation. He apparently died of a heart attack overnight. These two losses of both his brother and sister within two weeks have devastated my uncle, who prizes family above all. I will greatly appreciate your prayers on his behalf, and on behalf of all who are grieving the loss of loved ones.