Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Pennsylvania District
Chapter D • Wing Nuts
Cranberry TWP., PA.

This page is dedicated to the deceased
members of Chapter "D"

The Rose Beyond the Wall

A rose once grew where all could see,
Sheltered beside a garden wall
And, as the days passed swiftly by,
It spread its branches, straight and tall.

One day a beam of light shone through
A crevice that had opened wide.
The rose bent gently toward its warmth
Then passed beyond to the other side.

Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
Be comforted - the rose blooms there.
Its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God's own loving care.

Author unknown
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Marge Brown

Frank Zupcic
04-28-1952 - 04-17-2002

Bob Wick
05-31-1922 - 05-16-2005

Ron Snatchko
11-30-1946 - 09-03-2006

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you
And whispered, "Come, live with me."
With tearful eyes, we watched you
Suffer and saw you fading away.
We loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating.
Your hard working hands put to rest
God broke our hears to prove to us.
He only takes the best.
God will love you and keep you until
We meet someday.
May God grant you eternal peace and
May your tender love watch over us always.

Jack Cochran
04-18-1937 - 09-10-2007

Patti Geibel
02-15-1952 - 03-20-2008

When I come to the end of the road
and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
and each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's Plan,
a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know and bury
your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.

Elaine Deller
01-11-1946 - 03-21-2008

Tom Banks
06-05-1950 - 12-17-2011

If Love Gets Thru

On the day you passed from my world
I held your hand and said
My final words of love to you
As you laid there in that bed.

Your hand was warm and tender
When lifted to my lips to kiss
One final time the tenderness to feel
Your hands, your love I miss.

Trish asked that day if I felt
My words were heard by you
I briefly thought and then I said
Yes, If Love Gets Thru!

A year has passed and with each day
I miss you more and more
I know one day we'll be together
For you're waiting at Heaven's Door.

John Freed
11-05-1934 - 12-26-2013

We little knew that morning, God was going to call your name, in life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.  It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone.  For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.  You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.  Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Linda D. Coene
01-06-1947 • 07-20-2014

God saw she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around her
And whispered, "Come, with me."

With tearful eyes, we watched her suffer

And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating.

Hard working hands to rest
God broke our hears to prove to us.
He only takes the best.

Ivan "Chris" Coene
11-29-1943 • 02-27-2018

I am Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following paths God made for me
I took his hand, I heard him call
Then turned, and bid farewell to all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to sing, to play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found my close of play.

And if my parting left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened...deep with sorrow
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I've savoured much
Good firneds, good times
A loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now
He set me free.

Author unkown
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Tony P. Guerrera
09-27-1938 • 01-26-2016

A Fallen Limb

A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me."
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls.
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we're together again.

Ken Purvis
07-06-1940 • 01-23-2019

William "Bill" Cressman
Passed away 03-28-2019

Rest in Peace

Kyle Steranka
05-26-1952 • 12-16-2019

Eternal rest grant unto them
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Memorial Ride • July 17, 2011