Monthly Archives: May 2014

My Father Is On His Deathbed (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part 2 The next Saturday afternoon I checked into my hotel in Edison, NJ, not far from the town of Woodbridge and the house I grew up in. I met up with my sisters, nieces and nephews who were also staying at the same hotel, as our mother had recently sold our childhood […]

My Father Is On His Deathbed (part 2 of 3)

continued from Part 1 I flew out east in October of 2013. A was throwing himself a 70th birthday celebration on Staten Island. His friends and family and all 3 of his children were attending. M and I were flying in from San Francisco and Seattle, N driving up from Delaware with her 4 children […]

My Father Is On His Deathbed (part 1 of 3)

My father passed away on 5/1/14 in Staten Island, NY. This is an essay I wrote in December of 2013. Rest in peace, pop. My father is on his deathbed in a rehab center in Florida. He has been dying for a long time. His wife calls me from his room. “He’s not doing well” […]