Father-in-Law’s Memorial Saturday

Fifteen months ago, during the height of Covid, my father-in-law passed away. Thirteen family members gathered online yesterday to tell stories and remember the good in Gene. I read a poem I wrote about the man who fathered my dear husband.

Eugene Alan Wedell
Architect; modern design
Uncompromising Romantic
Married only Paris-born Jewish abstract artist’s daughters
Photographer focused clearly through a male lens
Red wine, Bonsai, Brooks Brothers, Corduroy, Cravat & Tweed
Ellington & Mingus Jazz Connoisseur
New York Times Best Books Devotee
West Coast, Wonderful Woodworking Wedell
Strong with capable hands
100% Swedish Farmer Genes
Ardent Environmentalist
Landel Digester Eco-Gene
Opinionated Perfectionist
Life-Long Charette
Affordable Housing Advocate
Olema Inn Resurrector
Bear Flag Rebellion Pub Post-Tensioner
San Rafael Xeriscape landscaping underground rebel leader
Son, Brother, Father, Stepfather, Step-grandfather, Grandpa Gene
We say farewell, happy you’ve found peace.

–Rebecca Cuningham January 14, 2023

Gene and Evan Photo: R. Cuningham
Rebecca Cuningham

42 thoughts on “Father-in-Law’s Memorial Saturday

  1. What a beautiful piece, Rebecca, and I’m so sorry for your loss. We lost my husbands father a few months ago as well and that kind of hurt, that loss, you feel it soul-deep. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

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