His sense of humor — and grammatical precision — was with him until the end, said his daughter, Paula “Polly” Dell. “He was telling the nurses and doctors, don’t tell me to ‘lay’ down. It’s ‘lie’ down.”
I died at Hilton Head Hospital from a wide assortment of ailments on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. When a friend facetiously asked if I was writing my obituary before or after I passed away, I told her "Carol, I know my limitations."
He will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery, section 7N. He asks to please make note of his new address. McGroarty's headstone reads: "I'll Be Right Back," one of his favorite sayings.
(H/T to Jim Romenesko)
In elementary school, Chris was already known for the breadth of his knowledge. His schoolmates were happy to pay 10¢ for answers to any and all questions, under the auspices of The-Evs-Knows-All Club, of which Chris was the founding president.
He graduated Kettle Moraine High School in 2013, and then matriculated to University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, where he was about to finish his first two years of college in an intimate environment without accumulating unreasonable amounts of debt (try it sometime, Obama/Bush).
Drew loved to play music, he loved to debate, and he loved to be with friends.
Drew hated Spanish.
Grace's four children, Elinor Ellsworth, Starr Sayres, Ann-Toy Broughton, and Tim Ellsworth, celebrated her 100th birthday with a big bash last November, with Grace holding court with her usual humor, wit, and elegant style. She will be terribly missed by her immediate family and her extended family, all of whom are quite surprised that she has left the premises, even though she frequently talked about having her bags packed, just waiting for John (who was always late) to come pick her up.