My fondest memories are in the basement of the Chevrolet dealership in Benton Harbor, Michigan where dad was a mechanic and prepped new cars for delivery. He would occasionally take us to work with him, and because the cars were brand new...there were big sheets of cardboard and big chunks of chalk that my sister and I could draw on, to our hearts content! To this day, I LOVE the smell of a mechanic's garage. I will always think of him when I catch that scent! Love you and miss you dad! Glad I got to talk to you recently. Sad I didn't get to see you over the winter.
Hi Rita. Rebecca and I wish you our sympathy and condolences - he lived a great life - especially the sunset years with you at home.
John & Rebecca.
We are sending you all our love, thoughts and prayers So very sorry for your loss
My husband, boys and I send you all our love, prayers and condolences. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
LV was like a Dad to me and my husband, Richard. Our children each felt he was their grandpa! He will be missed greatly. He loved ice cream as Rita said, and everything else, especially chicken, cooked any way! The only thing he wouldn’t eat, he said, was chittlins!
MY thoughts and prayers are with you, Rita and Ali. It is so hard to lose a parent. Wish I could have met him. Thanks so much for the informative obituary.
Rita, thank you for sharing your father's memories with me. I agree with him in regards to his favorite ice cream being the one he is eating!