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H. Arnt Gerritsen 1945-2011 — 6 Comments

  1. Although not unexpected we were moved by the news of Arnt passing away.
    Since we heard about Arnt being in Hospice, our thoughts were with you.
    We remember Arnt as someone with a lot of interests and full of lust of live.
    We wish you all a lot of strenght for the future.
    Jaap en Fenny

  2. Difficult to believe that this time, after more than 30 years of successfull fighting of cancer Arnt couldnot, win his last fight.
    Today I paid a visit to Aunt Bep (sister of Arnts mother) in Amsterdam and unexpectedly I heard about Arnt being in Hospice. Unexpectedly because at his last birthday we had a long phone call, bridging the gap between the Netherlands and the US in a way only Arnt could do. With sweet memories about our shared passion of sailing, remembering sailing at the Westeinder in 1965 and about 40 years later on the Tjeukemeer.
    A passionate human being passed away. We will miss our far away friend for ever.
    Mary and Meg, and all other members of the Gerritsen family, we send you our condolences and wish you all strength to overcome this bereavement.
    Jaap and Uka

  3. Oh, Meg, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how close you and your father were and can’t even imagine how sad you must be at this terrible loss.

    I will pray for you and your family, for your comfort and strength. And I will pray for your father and his smooth passing into Heaven.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” –from a headstone in Ireland

  4. I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Meg. I know Arnt had a rough go of it, but on the few occasions we were together, he always showed great strength and was a very positive person. I want to offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    Christian Clark

  5. Mary,
    I was so sorry to hear of Arnt’s passing. His enthusiasm for life, his family, friends and his passions for railroads were inspiring. He fought a courageous battle for so many years, but he never seemed to let it hold him back from enjoying life. I will think of him often and remember the time we spent together and the wonderful stories we shared.

  6. Dear Mary,
    Although its been many years since I last saw you and Arnt I have very fond memories of the time I spent with my two boys watching with amazment the most amazing of model railway layouts in the basement of your home. Arnt truly was such a wonderful person that gave the world
    much love and enjoyment.
    Kind regards to you and your family.
    Steve Rogers
    (Carol Serynek’s cousin)

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