Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Memorial in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 18th

A memorial will be held for Margi in Los Angeles on August 18th, 2007. All friends and family are invited. Location and time is still to be determined.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Margi's obituary is in today's LA Times

Margi's obit is in today's (July 13th) LA Times. Thanks so much to Penelope Moffet for making this happen. She researched and wrote a preliminary article, sent it to the LA Times obituary section as a "tip," then served as a source for LA Times staffwriter Mary Rourke, who wrote the newspaper obituary.

Message from Joseph Kosuda

On behalf of my Family I must make it absolutely known to all, how much we appreciate the care you have shown our dear little peanut.

Her Friend's who gathered together at the end, and have had her in their thoughts all along have been a great comfort to Margi and to her Family. We deeply appreciate the love you have shown our Margi. She was blessed to have you all. She was blessed in so many ways. In my mind, her fortune was that she had such a love of humankind, and that made her so special to all of us who had the exceptional fortune to know her.

Peace, and Comfort from worry to you all.

Joseph Kosuda
Additional Scheduled Memorials for Margi Scharff and Family Information

Memorials for Margi Scharff (Peanut)on Aug. 4th, 2007
( her Maternal Grandmother's Birthday / Synakowski Mother's Maiden Name)

- Memorial Mass at St. Stanislaus, Buffalo, NY - Held by family member Aunt Wanda Medwid
- Memorial Liturgy at St. Gabriel's Byzantine Catholic Church & Panachida,
Las Vegas, NV
Held by family member Aunt Jane Copus and Cantor Mathew Copus
Cousin John K. Back-Kosuda and Nephew Joseph Kosuda

- Memorial Mass at St. Timothy's, Orlando, FL.
Held by Aunt Marge Glapinski

- Perpetual Vigil by Sisters of Nazareth- Torresdale, PA.
Held by Great Aunt, Sister Mary Medarda (Synakowski) ~ Mother Provincial of Sisters of Nazareth (Retired)

-- Margi is also remembered by Uncles John, Thomas, Leo and Martin Synakowski

Monday, July 09, 2007

Margi's ashes

July 7,2007

Margi loved the view from the deck at Judy and Clyde's beautiful home in Tiburon, CA. She retreated to it to sit in the sun and be away from the wind and to watch the sunset and boats on the bay. She would take her O2 with her and was content to sit with her tea and be out of her room. Judy and I sprinkled a bit of Margi on the deck and over the rail to the land below. “You’re always welcome to sit here”, is what Judy told her.

The fog had lifted and a hawk was riding the air currents over the hill when I finally walked up the hill behind Clyde and Judy’s home. The Golden Gate Bridge was still partially in the fog, but the sail boats were taking advantage of the breeze that was chasing the fog away. This is where I left a bit of Margi - up on top of the hill - with the beautiful view and the mountain that she claimed as ‘hers’. A place that she found sacred and special with the wild deer. A place that will always have a piece of her now, too.


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Margi died tonight at 10PM PST - July 2, 2007

Margi died tonight surrounded by friends and family. She did not have pain but with the help of hospice she was able to drift into a deep sleep and then pass. She felt all the love of her friends and family right up to the end and this was so important to her. Margi requested that for the three days after she dies to please think of her having a "safe passage". She felt that if we all thought of her during these three days and wished her a safe passage then she could make it to her next destination safely. So keep her in your hearts and mind and know that she is continuing her journey....