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 Post subject: MY DAD DEPARTS
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:27 pm 
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Hello Cybereagles Family,
It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of my Dad a couple of days ago. A man of distinction and integrity, he left a reputation that we, the children, will find hard to match. Many developmental projects in my community were spear-headed by him. He was exemplary in so many ways and was selfless to a fault. I've lost count of the many times total strangers have walked up to me or introduced themselves as beneficiaries of his largesse even though I don't consider him wealthy. Many "cousins" passed through our home as students of various institutions, and I only knew later that we were not even related. I even ran into a Professor at a college in Oklahoma who confessed that my Dad was responsible for his scholarship throughout secondary school and eventually sent him to the US. A Christian, an Elder of the Lutheran Church , and a High Chief of my hometown, I am privileged to be addressed as his son. The relevance to Cybereagles is because he introduced me to football. He played for several years as a midfielder with the defunct NTC Ibadan Football team in the early 1960s, and since I was a toddler, we have watched hundreds of football matches together(along with my brothers and sister). Of course he bought me my first ball. His love for Brazilian football was unmatched, and it is no surprise his favorite player was the great Garrincha of Brazil. Unsurprisingly, we adopted that as his nickname, and it stuck over the years. In fact, anytime Brazil played Nigeria, that was the only time he cheered for the opponent. He believed the Brazilians played the game the right way with the right technique. As we mourn him ,we also celebrate his many achievements, his legacies and the undoubted influence he's had on his children, grandchildren, church and community. Gentlemen, please join me in applauding the life of our own legendary Garrincha, my great Dad- the Senior Obong.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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Sorry for your loss, Obong. May he RIP.

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May he rest in peace.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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A life well spent.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
From your conduct here on CE, you are the true son of your father.
Accept my condolences.
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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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RIP to Senior Obong.

Glad you are proud of his legacy and the impact he had on your life and in the lives of several others .

Praying for your family at this time for grace and strength.

Even though there is a lot to celebrate about his life from what you wrote, separation from loved ones is still painful.

Condolences, & do your best to continue to make him proud.


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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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RIP. What a selfless man! My condolences to you and your family


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My sincere condolence. May his soul rest in peace and strength to the loved ones he left behind.

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Sorry..May your dad soul Rest in Peace..

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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May he RIP, I sense your loss through your words. May the Lord grant you the fortitude to bear this very sad loss.

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My condolences to you and your family. May he Rest in Peace.

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touching tribute to your dad, RIP Papa Obong.

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My condolences to you and your family, Obong.

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RIP to your dad.

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My condolences to you and your family.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:08 pm 
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The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands For the righteous man is taken away from evil,


My Condolences Obong. May his soul Rest In Peace

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Obong wrote:
Hello Cybereagles Family,
It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of my Dad a couple of days ago. A man of distinction and integrity, he left a reputation that we, the children, will find hard to match. Many developmental projects in my community were spear-headed by him. He was exemplary in so many ways and was selfless to a fault. I've lost count of the many times total strangers have walked up to me or introduced themselves as beneficiaries of his largesse even though I don't consider him wealthy. Many "cousins" passed through our home as students of various institutions, and I only knew later that we were not even related. I even ran into a Professor at a college in Oklahoma who confessed that my Dad was responsible for his scholarship throughout secondary school and eventually sent him to the US. A Christian, an Elder of the Lutheran Church , and a High Chief of my hometown, I am privileged to be addressed as his son. The relevance to Cybereagles is because he introduced me to football. He played for several years as a midfielder with the defunct NTC Ibadan Football team in the early 1960s, and since I was a toddler, we have watched hundreds of football matches together(along with my brothers and sister). Of course he bought me my first ball. His love for Brazilian football was unmatched, and it is no surprise his favorite player was the great Garrincha of Brazil. Unsurprisingly, we adopted that as his nickname, and it stuck over the years. In fact, anytime Brazil played Nigeria, that was the only time he cheered for the opponent. He believed the Brazilians played the game the right way with the right technique. As we mourn him ,we also celebrate his many achievements, his legacies and the undoubted influence he's had on his children, grandchildren, church and community. Gentlemen, please join me in applauding the life of our own legendary Garrincha, my great Dad- the Senior Obong.


Obong,

My condolences to you and your family.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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Obong Itatex. May he RIP!

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Obong take heart. May your father's soul rest in peace.


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May his soul RIP. They don't make men like him anymore. God will comfort your family.

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Obong, please take heart. May Obong Sr rest in perfect peace.

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Obong my brother take heart. May his soul rest in perfect peace. May God comfort your family

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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May he Rest In Peace. I pray that God gives you and your family strength at this trying time.

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Deepest condolences, brother.
May his soul Rest in Peace, Amen.

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