Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bill's Memorial


Remembering Bill
Join us for a celebration of Bill's life 
on his birthday ~ April 29, 2012

36 Hemlock Ave Newton NJ  07860


Starting at 12:00 noon

Please RSVP by April 20th to Cindy Foltyn at
973-670-3880

Bring your stories to share or share them on Bill’s memorial site. I would love it if you could make me copies of any pictures you may have or bring the originals so I can scan them while you are here. You can also email stories, memories, and pictures to billfoltyn@gmail.com or post them to Bill’s Facebook page: facebook.com/billfoltyn. We will have plenty of delicious food and good company. I Hope to see you! 


There Is No Death by J. L. McCreery


There is no death! The stars go down
To rise upon some other shore,
And bright in heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forevermore.

There is no death! The forest leaves
Convert to life the viewless air;
The rocks disorganize to feed
The hungry moss they bear.

There is no death! The dust we tread
Shall change, beneath the summer showers
To golden grain, or mellowed fruit,
Or rainbow-tinted flowers.

There is no death! The leaves may fall,
And flowers may fade and pass away--
They only wait, through wintry hours,
The warm, sweet breath of May.

There is no death! The choicest gifts
That heaven hath kindly lent to earth
Are ever first to seek again
The country of their birth.

And all things that for growth or joy
Are worthy of our love or care,
Whose loss has left us desolate,
Are safely garnered there.

Though life becomes a desert waste,
We know it's fairest, sweetest flowers,
Transplanted into Paradise,
Adorn immortal bowers.

The voice of birdlike melody
That we have missed and mourned so long,
Now mingles with the angel choir
In everlasting song.

There is no death! Although we grieve
When beautiful, familiar forms
That we have learned to love are torn
From our embracing arms--

Photo: Bill on a mountain in Mexico
Photo: Uncle Bill's birthday hat by Meaghan Norman



Although with bowed and breaking heart,
With sable garb and silent tread,
We bear their senseless dust to rest,
And say that they are "dead,"

They are not dead! They have but passed
Beyond the mists that blind us here
Into the new and larger life
Of that serener sphere.

They have but dropped their robe of clay
To put their shining raiment on;
They have not wandered far away--
They are not "lost" nor "gone."

Though disenthralled and glorified
They still are here and love us yet;
The dear ones they have left behind
They never can forget.

And sometimes, when our hearts grow faint
Amid temptations fierce and deep,
Or when the wildly raging waves
Of grief or passion sweep,

We feel upon our fevered brow
Their gentle touch, their breath of balm;
Their arms enfold us, and our hearts
Grow comforted and calm.

And ever near us, though unseen,
The dear, immortal spirits tread--
For all the boundless universe
Is Life--there are no dead!




Thursday, December 1, 2011



Thank you for stopping by. This is a site where you can come to spend some time with Bill and leave your remembrances and thoughts. I do hope you will share. It would mean a great deal to me to remember those who knew and loved Bill and to hear stories I have not yet heard. There is still some Bill left for me to discover.


Before you go, please be sure to visit the page: Operation Walking Man - Goodbye From Bill


Love,
Cindy Foltyn


(To the family: This is a work in progress. I have not yet added the sections that pertain to us. But I will in the next few days. I have a lot to share with you.)


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