The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 28, 2012

Measure of comfort

Are there caring people in the world?

On June 12th, our son Christopher was taken from us in a terrible traffic accident. Our hearts continue to ache for the loss and only those who have experienced it can comprehend the depth of the hurt. We wish we could share just one more day, one hour, or one minute with our son to say our last farewell and tell him how much we loved him, but we can't.

During the visitation, coworkers, employers, fellow classmates, neighbors, family and friends from all over expressed what a kind and gentle person Chris was and how hard he worked. It gave us some measure of comfort to know we had raised such a wonderful son and what a positive influence he had on so many people's lives.

We received sympathy cards from friends, neighbors, places of business, coworkers of Chris, dentists, waitresses, teachers and people we didn't think even knew our name who wanted in some way to ease the grief we felt. Their expressions of love and sympathy were also comforting.

For the many acts of kindness, thank you. To the truck driver who came upon the accident and prayed for our son and our family, the people who tried to revive him, the Pennsylvania State Police who came to the house and were so sympathetic when they reported the tragedy, the coroner who treated us so nicely and with respect, all of our church family and caring neighbors who sent cards, letters, food, flowers and words of encouragement during this difficult time.

The many acts of kindness were greatly appreciated and reinforced our belief once again that, "Yes, there really are many caring people in this world," who want to lighten the heartaches we experienced in this journey of life. Farewell Chris, you truly were a great son who we are very proud of.

You will live on in our memories and will never be forgotten.

William and Nancy Renn,


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