Sunday, July 18, 2021

IN REMEMBRANCE

Raymond Vlcek
9/27/1946 - 7/17/2021


My brother Raymond passed away early on Saturday morning the 17th. He lived in Milwaukee, WI and was very well know for directing plays in the local theaters. Since we have all lived far apart for the last 30 years we didn't see each other very often. 

He lost his life to cancer which started on his face. He had two opportunities to have it removed but chose not to. We don't know why. It ended up traveling quickly throughout his body. 

He was a very private person and didn't share much with us. He was gay man and I know that alone was a personal challenge in his life. I supported him and loved him deeply. 

The last time I saw my brother was at my dad's 95th birthday in 2018. We did however communicate daily by text and email along with some phone calls. 

This was in Milwaukee a number of years ago. 


I believe this was a church book photo. 
I know I was still in High School at the time. 

This of course was back in the 50's! 


19 comments:

betty said...

Hugs to you, Debby, and your family! So sorry for the loss of your brother! What a talented man he was to direct plays. Handsome too! Continued prayers for you and your family.

betty

Mevely317 said...

I never had any siblings, so can't say I understand. Instead, I'm so sorry (that) another piece of your childhood has gone on before. Cherish your memories of the good times. 💙

Martha said...

I'm so sorry Debby, my condolences to you and your family. Hugs!

Debi said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. ((hugs))

CheerfulMonk said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. ❤️

Anne in the kitchen said...

I. am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Susan said...

Oh Debby, I am sorry you lost your brother. Praying for you as your grieve his loss.

Ann said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Little Penpen said...

I’m so sorry. I’m sure your heart is broken. You are a good sister and tried your best to help. Your family photos are adorable. Beautiful family!

MadSnapper said...

this is a sweet memoriam for your brother and well written. I am so sorry and know your heart aches. He must have been a lot like my bob, about going to doctors and not having things done in a timely manner. Hugs and prayers coming your way.

Cathy said...

Debby, I am so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a sibling. You're in my prayers.

photowannabe said...

Hugs to you Debby. So sorry for the loss of your brother. Its a lovely tribute and pray you find the peace that passes all understanding.
Sue

R's Rue said...

Hugs to you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Debby - I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. You have a beautiful family there - was that your sister too? I guess you are the baby.
Hugs and prayers your way.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh Debby, I am so sorry to hear that your brother has passed. I know it was expected at this point, but still it hurts to lose a dear brother. My oldest brother passed away in 2019 from leukemia. He fought valiantly until the end, but when it was time to go he was ready. May God comfort you and give you peace knowing that your brother is no longer suffering. (((hugs))) to you today.

Michelle said...

I am so sorry, Debby💕

Cindy said...

I can only imagine the pain you're going through. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Carla from The River said...

Praying for you and your family.
Love, Carla

Secret Agent Woman said...

Oh, Debby, I'm so sorry. I've lost two brothers and I know it hurts like hell. Holding you in my heart!

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