After a very long life and rewarding career, we are saddened to inform you that C.S. has passed away from complications. He had been fighting, health-wise for some time. Just when it would seem that there was no hope, he always seemed to make a quick come-back, but his care recently has been marked by severe neglect and apathy. He seemed okay with several emergency “transplants,” but it seems too late, he succumbed to the rampant rejection.
For a very long time and especially in his early years, he was very well loved by many and his popularity was evident all around to just about everyone (there were always the exceptions), but it seems as time went on, his popularity waned to the point where he became somewhat of a hermit, until at last, he passed away in near obscurity.
He was an only child, yet even though his most famous mother, doted on him, it was never to excess or in an entitled way. He was always taught and seemed very successful in service to others. He IS survived by his famous and prestigious mother, who retains the priceless family fortune and treasures inherent to their family legacy.
Those of us who were and are most knowledgeable of him and his service know that the world will NEVER be the same, for the loss of his presence, despite the recent abject denial of his importance, will be sadly felt all around us.
In a tribute to his mother who is still with us and carrying on his work, his wishes for the epitaph on his headstone reads as follows:
Proverbs 4:5-7, “Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.”
His mother in a statement reminiscent of her sons epitaph reminded us of the importance of keeping that which is most precious:
“. . . attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:2-3.
And she finished with this apparent plea:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5.
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” – James 3:17.
His mother told us there will be no funeral, but in memoriam, try and remember the statements she made and do not dismiss them as readily as her son, Common Sense was, but rather try and take them to heart in an proactive way.