Frederick E. Strufe: Requiescat In Pace

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My former law partner Frederick E. Strufe passed away last week at age 70.  Fred retired from the law mines on April 30, 2010.  Fred was something of a character, which was just as well as I am something of a character and he and I were partners for two decades.  Below is a video that he appeared in last year talking about the old Strufe/Arrow Motel that he and his parents ran in Dwight.  Good fortune Fred, and may you never be late for whatever courts the Kingdom of God may possess.


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  1. Sorry for your loss. 70 is a heck of a good run, but it’s always hard to know you won’t be able to see them for a long time. (Er, God willing.)

  2. Sounds like a great guy that will be greatly missed. May you sit near him again at the great banquet hereafter.

    “[O]ne of the professors, who had a background in Greek culture, said, “There is good parea here.” I had never heard that word parea (παρέα) before, so I asked him what it meant. He said it was what we were experiencing—the feeling of togetherness and company with one another, where we could simply stay with each other for hours and not notice the time passing. It is companionship, closeness, togetherness—that deep, good feeling you get when spending the evening with family or friends whom you love.

    So what is Heaven like? There are many things we can say, but one of them, I believe, is that the Kingdom of Heaven is like this kind of dinner together, an evening of love and companionship and togetherness that you just don’t want to end—great food, great company and a sense of oneness. It is built upon common purpose, common experience, common prayer and love for one another. It is expressed in the common meal with conversation and closeness.” –Heaven is Like Good Company

  3. Sorry for your loss yet happy for his gain…my prayers tonight at Holy Hour will include the repose of his soul.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss. These days, 70 is kind of young to go and it is not far off in my future should I arrive there.

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