Comments on: Body found in Lincoln Park confirmed by police as suicide victim http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:10:55 +0200 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Terri http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1362244 Terri Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:54:09 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1362244 I am still in shock about all of this. I dated this man in the early 90's for over 2 years. He was the most fun loving guy I ever knew. My nieces and nephews adored him and my brothers and sisters were very fond of him as well. We have such good memories of times spent hiking, laughing, going to concerts, theme parks and many more fun places. I would've never pegged him for someone who could be depressed, with his giant smile and happy eyes. Depression can be so mysterious and can come on pretty quickly. He is the 3rd person I've known to take his life,(all men). The other two men had work related circumstances that made them ashamed of themselves. So much pressure we put on ourselves these days to succeed and make a lot of money. It's just so sad people don't realize all the people who will be hurt when they are gone. Even someone as far away from his life as me is touched and saddened. I can't stop thinking about him and how much he must've been hurting. Leanne- and the children who found him, you are in my prayers. I am still in shock about all of this. I dated this man in the early 90′s for over 2 years. He was the most fun loving guy I ever knew. My nieces and nephews adored him and my brothers and sisters were very fond of him as well. We have such good memories of times spent hiking, laughing, going to concerts, theme parks and many more fun places. I would’ve never pegged him for someone who could be depressed, with his giant smile and happy eyes. Depression can be so mysterious and can come on pretty quickly. He is the 3rd person I’ve known to take his life,(all men). The other two men had work related circumstances that made them ashamed of themselves. So much pressure we put on ourselves these days to succeed and make a lot of money. It’s just so sad people don’t realize all the people who will be hurt when they are gone. Even someone as far away from his life as me is touched and saddened. I can’t stop thinking about him and how much he must’ve been hurting. Leanne- and the children who found him, you are in my prayers.

]]>
By: Shawna Ross http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1362104 Shawna Ross Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:51:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1362104 Shelly B., et al, I too knew this one-of-a-kind man for close to 25 years. I had the wonderful experience of being roomies with him and another girl. Our friendship blossomed into a lifelong love and respect for each other. His ability to lighten up a room and make me laugh from the depths of my soul will be with me forever. It is just so hard to believe that one of the funniest guys I knew was in that much pain, yet never said anything. Shelly B., et al, I too knew this one-of-a-kind man for close to 25 years. I had the wonderful experience of being roomies with him and another girl. Our friendship blossomed into a lifelong love and respect for each other. His ability to lighten up a room and make me laugh from the depths of my soul will be with me forever. It is just so hard to believe that one of the funniest guys I knew was in that much pain, yet never said anything.

]]>
By: Brad Boatman http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1362027 Brad Boatman Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:31:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1362027 This man was my best friend, when I married he was my best man, long term roommate and uncle to my three adult children. We worked together side-by-side for ten years here in Southern California. I have known him and his sister their entire lives. In fact, my parents and his parents were life-long friends. My father and his father had been best friends for over 55 years until his passing a few years ago. I knew him as well as a person can know another and this event has shaken me to my core. To say this was not the kind of individual to take his own life is the understatement of the year. He was the most alive person I know. Although he never married or fathered children he was almost never alone. The ability to mask this level of depression has left me questioning everything I thought I knew about depression. He never reached out. I wish I had the ability to read the signs of his mental situation. I did not see it and my failure will forever haunt me. This man was my best friend, when I married he was my best man, long term roommate and uncle to my three adult children. We worked together side-by-side for ten years here in Southern California. I have known him and his sister their entire lives. In fact, my parents and his parents were life-long friends. My father and his father had been best friends for over 55 years until his passing a few years ago.
I knew him as well as a person can know another and this event has shaken me to my core. To say this was not the kind of individual to take his own life is the understatement of the year. He was the most alive person I know. Although he never married or fathered children he was almost never alone. The ability to mask this level of depression has left me questioning everything I thought I knew about depression. He never reached out. I wish I had the ability to read the signs of his mental situation. I did not see it and my failure will forever haunt me.

]]>
By: Anonymous http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1361775 Anonymous Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:08:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1361775 My cousin (8th grader, he goes to Holy Rosary, and I used to as well) was at an after-school program meet in the park, and was one of the kids who found the man. I can't believe that kids had to see this... My cousin (8th grader, he goes to Holy Rosary, and I used to as well) was at an after-school program meet in the park, and was one of the kids who found the man. I can’t believe that kids had to see this…

]]>
By: Char http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1359273 Char Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:19:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1359273 Thank you to WSB and Evergreen. I just read these comments to me and I want you to know that you both made me feel so good. I know that life is good but all it takes is letting the hopelessness over take you for a moment. Thank you for caring. Thank you to WSB and Evergreen. I just read these comments to me and I want you to know that you both made me feel so good. I know that life is good but all it takes is letting the hopelessness over take you for a moment. Thank you for caring.

]]>
By: evergreen http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1358512 evergreen Sun, 08 Jun 2014 07:50:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1358512 Char, you were brave to post that. It's true, this kind of event causes wounds for others that sometimes never heal. There is always a better way. The love you create is far more valuable than the things you own. Char, you were brave to post that. It’s true, this kind of event causes wounds for others that sometimes never heal. There is always a better way. The love you create is far more valuable than the things you own.

]]>
By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1357010 WSB Sat, 07 Jun 2014 04:16:08 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1357010 Char ... I hope you have contacted the Crisis Clinic ... they're not just for that moment when you are on the brink. Also, 211, and the West Seattle Helpline, if you are in this area. Just for starters. I worked through a crisis like that with my mother over the span of several years. You matter. Everyone matters. - Tracy Char … I hope you have contacted the Crisis Clinic … they’re not just for that moment when you are on the brink. Also, 211, and the West Seattle Helpline, if you are in this area. Just for starters. I worked through a crisis like that with my mother over the span of several years. You matter. Everyone matters. – Tracy

]]>
By: Char http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1357005 Char Sat, 07 Jun 2014 04:10:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1357005 I am one of those long term unemployed and I have been having thoughts of ending it. I am unable to pay my rent and have been pawning what I can but I am going to end up homeless. The other nite I knew if I had a weapon I might have used it. I read this story and the grief that is caused by death is far worse than me being homeless. My heart goes out to all that loved this man. I am one of those long term unemployed and I have been having thoughts of ending it. I am unable to pay my rent and have been pawning what I can but I am going to end up homeless. The other nite I knew if I had a weapon I might have used it. I read this story and the grief that is caused by death is far worse than me being homeless. My heart goes out to all that loved this man.

]]>
By: HRS Parent http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1356205 HRS Parent Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:28:04 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1356205 …and what an amazing outpouring of love and generosity from this man's family and friends. It is obvious he was loved and I am so sorry for how this must be impacting you. your generosity in worrying about the kids and families who were involved is incredible. bless you all. …and what an amazing outpouring of love and generosity from this man’s family and friends. It is obvious he was loved and I am so sorry for how this must be impacting you. your generosity in worrying about the kids and families who were involved is incredible. bless you all.

]]>
By: Jenean http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1355364 Jenean Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:31:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1355364 What a beautiful outpouring of support and love from this community for both the deceased and the children who so sadly bore witness to his death. He was my cousin and he could so easily make others smile and laugh. I wish he could have done so for himself. I am comforted knowing that these children are being supported through professional counseling. We are having a difficult time explaining this to my own children and I am so sorry that others are having to find words for such a tragedy when explanations seem incomplete. What a beautiful outpouring of support and love from this community for both the deceased and the children who so sadly bore witness to his death. He was my cousin and he could so easily make others smile and laugh. I wish he could have done so for himself.
I am comforted knowing that these children are being supported through professional counseling. We are having a difficult time explaining this to my own children and I am so sorry that others are having to find words for such a tragedy when explanations seem incomplete.

]]>
By: Leanne http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1355167 Leanne Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:27:30 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1355167 Thank you to all for your kind words and compassion. This amazing man was my brother. None of us had any idea of the deep deep pain he was in. He left this world way too soon and will forever be missed. My heart aches so deeply for the children. My brother would have hated the fact that kids found him. I am so truly sorry for all that had to witness this tragic event. Thank you for all of the love and support during this difficult time. Thank you to all for your kind words and compassion. This amazing man was my brother. None of us had any idea of the deep deep pain he was in. He left this world way too soon and will forever be missed.
My heart aches so deeply for the children. My brother would have hated the fact that kids found him. I am so truly sorry for all that had to witness this tragic event.
Thank you for all of the love and support during this difficult time.

]]>
By: Kathleen http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1354747 Kathleen Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:18:14 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1354747 I am so sorry for your terrible lost Shelly B. My daughter was there as part of the group of children coming across him. She knows he is in heaven now. We immediately prayed for him and family. I had talk to my daughter because this hits home for us, though not a successful suicide took place in my family but the attempt was real. I will continue to pray for him and you, knowing he is alright now. Thank you for thinking of the kids they are truly sorry for your lost. I am so sorry for your terrible lost Shelly B. My daughter was there as part of the group of children coming across him. She knows he is in heaven now. We immediately prayed for him and family. I had talk to my daughter because this hits home for us, though not a successful suicide took place in my family but the attempt was real. I will continue to pray for him and you, knowing he is alright now. Thank you for thinking of the kids they are truly sorry for your lost.

]]>
By: Laura http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1354228 Laura Thu, 05 Jun 2014 06:41:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1354228 I met this man for the first time on Saturday while walking through the alley on the north end of Lincoln Park. My husband knew him from the golf course and introduced me and our friend who was with us and our two dogs to him - he had a genuine warmth and kind eyes. We only connected for a moment and now seeing this story hurts my heart for those who are suffering with his tragic loss. What I can say is that he seemed at peace on Saturday, he was smiling, he had a warmth that was felt by strangers, and didn't appear to be suffering. You never know what's going on behind the facade of the physical form as this is reminder to always treat others with kindness and compassion. And even though we can't control the actions of others, we can show them love - even if it's the last interaction they experience in this lifetime. You were and still ARE loved by many. Be free... I met this man for the first time on Saturday while walking through the alley on the north end of Lincoln Park. My husband knew him from the golf course and introduced me and our friend who was with us and our two dogs to him – he had a genuine warmth and kind eyes. We only connected for a moment and now seeing this story hurts my heart for those who are suffering with his tragic loss. What I can say is that he seemed at peace on Saturday, he was smiling, he had a warmth that was felt by strangers, and didn’t appear to be suffering. You never know what’s going on behind the facade of the physical form as this is reminder to always treat others with kindness and compassion. And even though we can’t control the actions of others, we can show them love – even if it’s the last interaction they experience in this lifetime. You were and still ARE loved by many. Be free…

]]>
By: YourGolfingBud http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1353299 YourGolfingBud Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:56:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1353299 This man was more than a friend, he was an inspiration, a confider and one of the best people I've had the privilege of knowing. Although this event has struck me with unconditional force I am astounded by the amount of support and understanding from community members, school members, friends and family. Thank you for your love during this devastating time. RIP This man was more than a friend, he was an inspiration, a confider and one of the best people I’ve had the privilege of knowing. Although this event has struck me with unconditional force I am astounded by the amount of support and understanding from community members, school members, friends and family. Thank you for your love during this devastating time. RIP

]]>
By: RJB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/body-found-in-lincoln-park-confirmed-by-police-as-suicide-victim/#comment-1352948 RJB Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:29:23 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275332#comment-1352948 This man was our friend, a fun loving, always there for you, great to be around person. He was a good friend to many in West Seattle and this summer will just not be the same. It is So sad, words cannot express. I am so sorry to the children who had to witness this, so sorry. Mental illness is real and stigma that comes with it needs to be done away. RIP my friend. You are missed. This man was our friend, a fun loving, always there for you, great to be around person. He was a good friend to many in West Seattle and this summer will just not be the same. It is So sad, words cannot express. I am so sorry to the children who had to witness this, so sorry. Mental illness is real and stigma that comes with it needs to be done away. RIP my friend. You are missed.

]]>