Frances Roy Sedore
1952 – 2019
Sometimes life isn’t fair.
Here’s a kid from Brooklyn who grew up to be a man, in every sense of the word. And he did that without the guidance of a father. He had the foresight to understand that an education was a keystone – even better, a law degree. All on his own, too, while serving his country in the National Guard. The man knew what was important to provide for his bride Evelyn and eventually his two beautiful daughters Annemarie and Nicole.
His demeaner was gentle and modest, always a pleasure to be around. He loved Yankees baseball and Giants football, and his intelligence would always challenge the best of us to a good game of Trivial Pursuit. For those who were blessed to have known him well, a more loyal and caring friend could not have been found.
Even so, his life was fulfilled by his grandchildren: Jack, Andrew, Brayden, Ava and Matthew. He lived for them, and they were the engine that kept him going even after life dealt him one bad hand after another. How can we explain God’s plan? Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Myeloma were huge challenges but were not going to defeat the man. It took a third, unbeatable disease (the scourge of our society) to finally complete God’s plan.
He leaves behind his childhood sweetheart, his wife and companion of 45 years, the mother of his children and a devoted caretaker. His daughters will miss the love and guidance of their father, a luxury he never had. Also surviving are his sons-in-law Jason and David, both of whom were so special to him. And his five grandchildren will be diminished by the gentle wisdom he will no longer be able to share with them, except through his legacy. Finally, he leaves behind his mother Antoinette and sister Judy who have always been there to share the good times and the bad.
And everyone else who knew him will be less. Yes, sometimes life isn’t fair. This is one of those times.