Lasting Memorial to Fr. George
WE CAN ALL BE EULOGISTS—Call for submissions
Each of us feels, in our own way, the loss of Fr. George Kloster as a presence or force in our lives. Some of us may be moved by an instinct that urges us to create a lasting personal memory of him. We have all likely experienced his unique way of memorializing those who transitioned from life here on earth to the glorious eternal life with God as a “Celebration of Life”. He took great care—as well as investing significant personal time—in developing his “Homily”, so to speak, which was his gift to the deceased family: a eulogy of fond recollections and a characterization of the lost loved one that invariably evoked smiles and tugs at the heart of family sitting in the front pew.
Perhaps now, for those who wish, we can create our own eulogies in tribute to and in celebrating Fr. George’s life as it has intertwined with our own. I propose, and volunteer to curate, such a collection and solicit your personal individual contributions. The only restriction is that your eulogy be contained to no more than two pages (8.5” x 11”, ½” margins left, right, top and bottom) single spaced 12-point type, preferably in the Times Roman font for consistency. This collection of parishioner eulogies would be available on-line via the Saint William website and in printed form in the Saint William Church “library” as well as a copy on the “table in the commons”. Any individual who wished, of course, could download the collection and print a copy for their own personal retention.
Submissions can be made, as an attached Microsoft Word file, to
Submissions need not be limited to those addressed in this solicitation for submissions. If you know or are aware of any others whose lives may have been touched by Father George, I urge you to pass this request on. Thank you for your assistance with this project. Respectfully, John C. Tuffy
Secretary St. William
on Monday, January 6 at 11:21AM