20 May 2012
I would like to express my thanks to the committee of SASM for their support, prayers and kind words following my father’s passing on. I would also like to thank all those from the US Embassy who communicated their condolences.
My father was three weeks away from his 89th birthday and apart from the last few days had lived a physically healthy life to its fullest. For many years he made New York his home. Upon his return to Malta, he would proudly hoist the US flag onto a pole with a silver eagle on many occasions. Celebrating US festivities were a common occurrence at home and this was more so when others who, like him, had lived in Manhattan, started retiring in Malta.