Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A few people have been asking me, so I must sadly confirm that blogger Sister Wolf’s oldest son Max passed away on Sunday. Her brief statement is here. Those of you who have been following her blog closely know that he endured many surgeries after an accident last year. Some of her posts about that are here. Sister Wolf is with family and friends and says Max’s friends in particular are being very helpful. That’s all the information I can share right now. I’ve told her that if we can assist her in any way she should let me know.
UPDATED: Sister Wolf says that once she gets online it’s no trouble to read email, so feel free to contact her. She also says that she doesn’t require any specific assistance at this point; funeral arrangements are taken care of. I’ll update this space again if I hear anything different.
UPDATED: Bloggers Deja Pseu and Alicia were able to visit Sister Wolf yesterday. Sister said she is finding great comfort in the messages she’s received from all of you. Alicia noted that the family is very well-stocked with food — in fact, there’s no space left in the fridge — so it’s best not to send anything else.
UPDATED: Max is being buried on Thursday. Sister Wolf has plenty of food and plenty of flowers (thanks to those who inquired about sending both those things), but her heart is breaking because she has no Max. For all of those who want to do something for her, send her a few comforting words if you haven’t already. California bloggers who are able to visit her should feel free to ask her if she can use some company.
UPDATED FRIDAY, JUNE 11: Max was buried yesterday. Sister Wolf asked me to pass this along: “We had a simple Jewish funeral, pine box and no embalming. His best friend sobbed, his fiance said she would fall in love with him all over again even if she knew their time together would be so short, his younger brother was eloquent and poised, people threw guitar picks into his grave, the cantor wept, it will take me forever to let him go.”
Listen to Max’s music here.