Emil George Lasica died in a hospital on Nov. 30, 1999, just three weeks before we had planned to fly east for the Christmas holidays for Bobby Lasica to meet his grandparents for the first time. JD Lasica delivered the following eulogy at his father’s funeral service on Dec. 4, 1999.
My last conversation with my father took place last weekend. Dad was looking forward to finally meeting his grandson Bobby during our trip back East just three weeks from now. We spoke for only a few minutes, but he took the time to remind me to send a photo of Bobby to his brother and sister, John and Vi.
Dad was always talking about responsibility, and about family. Those were the central touchstones in the household I grew up in — everything else flowed out of responsibility, and family. (more…)