Good Bye, Grandpa

Just one day shy of what would have been my Nanny’s birthday, we lost the World’s Oldest Tech Geek. I am heartbroken. I know some may feel Pirillo Vlog 648 is “too personal” to share online, but I disagree. We all have to go through this at some point in our lives — many of us more than once.

I believe that it’s good to share reality — good and bad — so that we can all come together. Feel free to share your stories in the comments here. If you’ve lost someone, tell us about them. Know that our hearts go out to you as yours are coming to us right now. Thank you for all of the support and love, everyone. It helps. It truly helps.

7 thoughts on “Good Bye, Grandpa”

  1. Our condolences to you and your family.
    I did not have the privilege to meet my grandfathers. My fathers dad passed in 1941 and my mothers dad in the early 70’s. Technically I did meet my mothers dad but I cant remember. I was too young.
    I lost my dad in 2008 in a fire. It was the most painful experience.
    I like to remember all the good times we had together and I guess thats what keeps them with us, our memories. That is a great picture of you and your grandfather! Future QSL card.
    My son Joel gave me the news that I will be a grandpa in October. I am thrilled.
    My wish is that I can be a big influence in my future grandchildren’s life’s. Like your grandpa to you Chris.
    Be well!
    Joey Hernandez

  2. I am already crying and have not watched the video. I will watch on a stronger day. My condolences to you and your family. You will always have these moments that you talk to him and have signs that your grandpa was with you. It won’t be easy. hugs

  3. Sorry for your loss.

    These are sad moments, really sad. As you said, we all have to go through this at some point. But these moments make us appreciate life even more. Enjoy life and enjoy the people you are with while you can. Your loved ones. That’s what really matter.

    Life’s hard sometimes, but that make us stronger. I’m sure your grandpa had a great life and knew he was loved by his family.
    Your grandpa left great legacy, and his legacy will never forget him. He will be there for you to help with his memory.

    Condolences to you and your family.

  4. Hey Chris and Diana, What a beautiful expression of love for your grandpa and family. So sweet that Diana is by your side as always. Have been watching you since your Tech TV days. My wife and I will pray for you this week. May God comfort you and your family, Roy McCollum (Cleveland/Chattanooga TN).

  5. Hello to the Pirillo family. I am a fan from NY State who just watched your very personal blog. Thank you for sharing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I, too, recently lost a very special person in my life. My husband passed away just a few days shy of Christmas 2013. He, too, was a “geek” like your Grandpa only he was 60. His father and he (both have now passed) ran an electronics repair shop in New Hampshire for a number of years until they became “obsolete”. I was fascinated with how they both learned to be technicians without any formal college. My husband was a born natural at any type of repair esp. with electronics and often amazed his father with his knowledge. I wish I knew as much. Please keep up the great work on your site. I found you originally through YouTube and linked everywhere from there. Still learning UGH… Peace be with you all during this difficult time. Ruby here knows there’s no place like home…

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