Τρίτη, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

ΑΠΕΒΙΩΣΕ Ο BENZAMIN YUZON



Dear UPLI Board Members and active members of UPLI
 
It is with sadness that I write to tell you that our president, Ben Yuzon, died last night at about 9:30. He had been in the hospital, then came home for two days and died last night. His wife, Pilar, called to let me know this afternoon.
 
Ben’s burial will be on Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 in the afternoon.
 
Ben’s wife, Pilar, as expected, is having a very difficult time. Her children are all with her now in their house. She is having trouble trying to answer all of the phone calls, but I am sure she would appreciate receiving cards. They are so helpful during a time of grief because they last longer in that they can be read and reread to help her as time goes on. For those who do not have it readily available, her address is Mrs. Benjamin R. Yuzon, 2226 Pheasant Dr., Hercules, CA, USA 94574.
 
As executive vice president, Wanda Rider is now in charge of UPLI. We should all give her the support to continue our wonderful organization. Noriko Mizusaki will also need our support to be sure the Congress will be successful as planned.
 
I will continue doing what I have been doing to assist with the Congress and UPLI until a new president is elected and appoints their own secretary/treasurer.  We should all be considering who we should nominate for President of UPLI.
 
Other positions available will be various regional directorships and possibly, some vice presidencies.  In this time of transition, we must all work together to be sure our organization continues doing the fine, international work for promoting understanding and brotherhood through poetry.  Like Ben used to say all the time, “Sometimes brothers might not get along, but they always love each other.”  The loving thing to do in our time of loss is to get along together and support each other with all of our hearts and abilities.
 
Please keep in touch, Judy
 
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 Η Παν. Ζαλώνη, ο Benzamin Yuzon και η Pilar Yuzon, εισέρχονται στον συνεδριακό χώρο κατά το
22ο  Διεθνές Συνέδριο της U. P. L. I. (United Poets Laurate International), στη Λάρισα.
Τα συλλυπητήρια μας στην σύζυγό του Pilar, στα παιδιά του και σ' όλα τα μέλη της UPLI.
Δεν θα τον ξεχάσουμε ποτέ, ήτανε ένας γλυκύτατος άνθρωπος, εξαίρετος φίλος και πρόσφερε πάνω
από τις δυνάμεις του στην Ποίηση παγκοσμίως.
   Τον ευχαριστώ, εγώ η Παναγιώτα Ζαλώνη ιδιαίτερα για τις τιμές που μου απένειμε πριν φύγει απ'
αυτή την πρόσκαιρη ζωή. Θα τον θυμόμαστε μέχρι το τέλος της ζωής μας και πάντα θα μας λείπουν
τα e-mails του και ο κριτικός του λόγος για το έργο μου.
 
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