Perspective Of Yet Another Night Owl

Tribute~John M. Chartak…

I don’t really know where to begin.  This page is a tribute to my hero, my daddy, John M. Chartak. (1951-2004 RIP)  My dad was a terrific person although I didn’t always show that I knew that.  What teenager really does??  He was loving, strict, fun, good spirited, hard working, and was always there for me no matter what.  So this slide show is kind of a walk down memory lane.  There are so many memories that I carry with me, these photos don’t even begin to touch on them. The music embeded in the slide show was not my first choice. If I could have, I would have used Angel by Sarah Mclachlan & Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw.

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Forgive me if some of the pictures are not in chronological order.  It’s late.


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Semi-Charmed, what a BEAUTIFUL tribute and family. thank you for sharing. Pink hugs, MK4ME

Comment by MK4ME

Thank you. Something about being a Daddy’s girl, that never goes away. 🙂

Comment by Semi~Charmed

Semi-Charmed, before MK I was a Corp Accountant 60/70 hours a week/Salaried, kids being raised by babysitters because I was pursuing My Career,when my dad (my hero) -(he had always been so strong) was diagnosised with leukemia at 57, he lost the battle less than a year later. It was then that I realized how messed up my priorities were and put my goals in place to become a director. Now I do have way more time for what’s important!
(I was the oldest of 4 girls -so I was really like daddy’s boy).
So seeing your tribute really touched me.

Have a Very Special Day, Pink hugs, MK4ME

Comment by MK4ME

Awesome – when all is said done its love of family that matters most.

Comment by barbieygc

Thank you for your prayers. The tribute to your father is beautiful. Stay well.


Comment by Blessed

That was beautiful! Boy the wood paneling and SImon bring back memories of my childhood as well 🙂

Comment by Kate

Ssshhh, don’t tell anyone, but the wood paneling is still down there! 😉

Comment by Semi~Charmed

Gosh this is one of the best family tributes I have ever seen!!
I really like this you all are a close family..I cried (almost) when I saw this…

Comment by Colleen

thank you, colleen.

Comment by Semi~Charmed

Absolutely beautiful, so much so it brings tears.
What a Tribute to your family.

Comment by msmkpink

Msmkpink, thank you very much. I am a big time Daddy’s girl (just in case that wasn’t obvious). One of these days I may get around an “I Remember When” of my kids growing up, but there are so many years pictures to choose from! Those 3 little ones in the last photo will be 15, 12, & 8 in the coming few months.

Comment by Semi~Charmed

Watched this with tears in my eyes. Love and hugs from a random passer-by. Have a great life xxx

Comment by jonathanburton

It is beautiful creation, and best tribute to Dad I have ever seen, very touchy. Thanks for sharing

Comment by Aspandiar Bharucha

Dear Beautiful 2nd Cousin and Daughter of My wonderful Cousin, Michael.
Thank you for your tribute. Please contact me with details so we can talk. I last saw your Dad at my Mom’s funeral in 1985.
There is much history to share.
Love and regards to you Mother, siblings and family.

Comment by Ronald Howard Kelley

Cousin Ron, I just recently started blogging again and honestly, I don’t know if I ever responded to your post here. I would love to get this blog going again and have been posting here and there, but I would also like to bring this page to the forefront again…maybe even redo the tribute. Since I made this, I have a lot more I could add. ❤ Krysti

Comment by Night Owl Mom

I’m totally bummed out that you can’t see the tribute photos anymore. I don’t think I saved this on my computer.

Comment by Krysti

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