Aaron Palmatary Jr.
AARON PALMATARY JR. Aaron "Buddy" Franklin Palmatary Jr., of North Las Vegas, was the beloved husband, for 49 years, of Marlene Marie Palmatary (nee Rice); the loving father of Lorie (Michael) Obrzut of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and Donna (Stephen Geers) Palmatary of Hamilton, Ohio; devoted grandfather of Cherylyn Geers; brother of Donald (Jean) of Ft. Smith, Ark., Dorris (John) Munro of Wilmington, Del., Elaine (Eliot) Palmatary Holbrook Smith of Salem, S.C., Richard of Orlando, Fla., Harvey (Bonnie) of Lock Haven, Pa., Robert of Oklahoma City, Duane (Carolyn) of Chadds Ford, Pa.; Sara (Vance) Pennington of Newark, Del., Catherine (Jack) Parkinson of Claymont, Del., Gladys (Bayard) Taylor of East New Market, Md., and JoAnn (Gene) Borror of Perryville, Md.; and uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Aaron, who passed away quietly Friday, April 30, 2010, was 76 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Franklin and Madeline Payne Palmatary. Aaron was born in Fairville, Pa., and graduated from Kennett Consolidated School, in Kennett Square, Pa., class of 1952. He was a longtime employee of NCR Corporation. Aaron loved sports and was a huge fan of the Dayton Flyers. He enjoyed watching Winter Guard International performances, especially those of the Miller's Blackhawks. He was a simple yet dedicated man who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Memorial services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive, in Las Vegas. Memorials may be designated to "Keeping Memory Alive," 888 W. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106, or to the National Kidney Foundation, 15490 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.


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To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Don E Palmatary
May 30, 2010
To all who read here in this space,

I just want to say thank you to everyone for their love and support. Everyone has been so great and that has enabled me to work through this experience in a truly positive way. I have been able to look back, reflect and enjoy many special memories.

My dad was truly the best.

With love,
Donna
May 30, 2010