In Memory

Thane Saunders

Thane Saunders

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04/09/20 09:17 PM #1    

Shawn Jezerinac

So friggen sad. Gentle giant. I had fun shooting hoops with him at Crafton Hills College. He was a huge presence full of kindness. Rest in peace my friend.

04/09/20 11:11 PM #2    

Thomas S. Malone

Thane and I were on Redlands' wrestling and track & field teams along with plenty of other teammates.  My goodness, what a genuine and gentle friend.  Farewell until we meet again, dear friend.   - Thom




Near a shady wall a rose once grew,

Budded and blossomed in GOD's Free Light,

Watered and fed by morning dew,

Shedding its sweetness day and night.


As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,

Slowly rising to loftier height,

It came to a crevice in the wall,

Through which there shone a beam of light.


Onward it crept with added strength,

With never a thought of fear or pride,

It followed the light through the crevice's length,

And unfolded itself on the other side.


The light, the dew, the broadening view

Were found the same as they were before;

And it lost itself in beauties new,

Breathing its fragrance more and more.


Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,

And make our courage faint or fail?

Nay!  Let us faith and hope receive:

The rose still grows beyond the wall.


Scattering fragrance far and wide,

Just as it did in days of yore,

Just as it did on the other side,

Just as it will for evermore.


by A. L. Frink





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