was poking around google and found this:
although he left us at 4 years old and i only saw him 3 or 4 times in my life. you’d think someone would’ve googled me and told me. a relative, the military…someone.
oh well…i guess now i know.
whatever your reasons for distancing yourself from me, i forgive you. rip, walter allen mcnulty iii (“Mac”). (july 12, 1942 – june 16, 2018)
[update: 8/11/2018] found my “aunt paddy” (his sister) and we’ve been communicating via email about dad’s death. she apologized for not contacting me…said she didn’t have any contact info for me. he didn’t want an obituary, so maybe this blog post is it. she was with him and cared for him until he went peacefully into the night. part of me is disappointed he didn’t contact me, but the other part is happy he had his sister there with him towards the end. just got his official death certificate in the mail, with that, i can get more info from the military…then i’ll update this post again.
[update: 8/29/2018] below is the permanent gravestone for my dad (credit goes to findagrave.com)
[update: after a year and a half (or so), aunt paddy and i continue to email each other regularly. she’s been very loving and kind to me and we’ve slowly gotten to know each other over time. i hate that we had to meet under these circumstances (and also while my life was falling apart), but she’s been nothing but loving and supportive throughout 🙂 ]