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Richard Peter Baktis
Birth: Oct. 22, 1954
East New York
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 2008
Valley Stream
Nassau County
New York, USA

Son of Edward and Luba Baktis of Valley Stream. Brother to Alex, Edward, Peter and Chris. Father to Patricia and Richard. Also grandfather to two. Worked as an automechanic to various facilities. Died due to heart failure.

The Broken Chain
"We little knew that morning that 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 peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by 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."

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Death is Nothing at All......By, Henry Scott Holland:

I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.

Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me.
Pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.

There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you. For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner.

All is well.

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WHISPERS FROM HEAVEN
They say that life is fleeting
I know that this is true
I left this world so quickly
With no goodbye to you.
I know how much you miss me
Your tears fall ever light
The pillow where you lay your head
Is wet with them at night.
I know your heart is hurting
The words we left, unsaid
I love you's left unspoken
Are spinning in your head.
The strength that I have carried
That served to make you whole
Remains to make you stronger
Within your grieving soul.
For you see, while you were weeping
On the day I passed away
At the gravesite near the flowers
Where my loved ones knelt to pray.
An angel came to see me
She took me by the hand
She led me to a kingdom
In a very distant land.
As I look down from the heaven
And see you standing there
Your heart so ever burdened
With more weight than it can bear.
I long to bring you comfort
I long to give you peace
I long to hold you closely
Cause all your tears to cease.
The joy I've found in heaven
Goes far beyond compare
The love that's so elusive
Can be found here everywhere.
The light is softly shining
There's no storm clouds here or rain
There's no teardrops found in heaven
There's no suffering, there's no pain.
You needn't be so troubled
Stay close to God and pray
That someday we'll be together
One bright and glorious day.
So my love, you shouldn't question
My dear you need not cry
I've gone to be with Jesus
I really didn't die.

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 Parents:
  Edward Charles Baktis (1926 - 1987)
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Cemetery
Elmont
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Debra Baktis
Record added: Nov 28, 2008
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