Posted by: Dave Mallach | May 19, 2012

A Personal Note

Because so many of my clients are friends, this blog has always been a mix of the personal and the business. This entry is entirely personal.

I am quite sad to tell you that two weeks ago my wife Pat passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in her sleep. Pat was 52.   Although she had no history or evidence of heart disease, she did have a heart attack.

For those of you who never met Pat, here is my favorite picture of our 27 year relationship. It was taken last year at the Broadway production of Hair. Somehow she ended up on stage at the end of the performance,  dancing away. It is how I will always remember her:

Pat and I raised a strong family, and now is the time when Katie and Tim and I will draw upon that strength.

I’d like to talk for a moment about my future with Vicem. My  feelings in the first week were that I would retire.  I have always said that sales is about putting yourself out there 110% every day, but I was not sure that I had any self left to put out.

But as my fog has cleared a bit, I decided to keep on keeping on at the age of 54. I do love my job, my boats, and my company. And staying busy is healthy. So on Monday I will return to work (slowly). Regular updates to this blog will continue.

Thank you for hanging in there with me.

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