Uncle Phil died this morning. It was sad news that we knew to expect in the coming months... but we didn't expect it this soon. He was a great man, a wonderful uncle to me, and I'll miss him so much.
He would always call me his "Favorite Niece Pam" -- because I was his only niece named Pam, of course. He'd always have a hug and kiss for me when we saw each other (which wasn't often enough). He always greeted you with a smile and a laugh and wanted to know how you were and what you were up to.
Last summer Uncle Phil married Kim. They were so in love and their compassion for each other was a beautiful thing. They asked me to take the photos at their backyard wedding. It's easy to capture beautiful photos when two people are so in love. Kim fits so perfectly into our family and I'm glad Uncle Phil brought her to us.
Farewell Uncle Phil. I'll miss you.
His obituary was posted online today and I want to keep a copy of it here as well.
TREMBLE, Phillip G. - Of Mt. Morris, age 65, died Friday, February 5, 2010 at Hurley Medical Center. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Larry Survance officiating. Phillip was born in Standish Township, Michigan on July 15, 1944 and was a resident of Mt. Morris most of his life. Phil married Kim on August 16, 2008. Mr. Tremble retired after 28 years of service at General Motors in 2003. Surviving are wife, Kim; six children, Tina Aymer, Phillip Tremble, Jr., Mark Tremble, David Hall, Tonya Tremble and Melissa Tremble; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; mother, Elouis Brown; four brothers and one sister. He was preceded in death by his father; daughter, Carrie and step-father, Leland Brown.