"Threads of Love" Donor Memorial Quilt: Quilt 34
Edward F. Gursky
August, 1946-September, 2010
Airman, Scholar, Sailor, Poet
Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Deeply Loving and Generous Human Being
From his Wife
These are some of the words Ed lived by:
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
...with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity or space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
From "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...
And all I ask is a windy day and the white clouds flying
And the flung spray and the blown spume and the seagulls crying.
From "Sea Fever" by John Masefield
Juvenes dum sumus
From "De Brevitate Vitae"
What I am is God's gift to me
What I do with it is my gift to God.
From Father Mark Hushen
Caron Treatment Centers
I think that our purpose on earth
Is to leave it
A little better than we found it.
Writings of Edward F. Gursky
Father Goose, you left every single thing and person that you touched a little better for having know you.
With all my love, forever.