Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In Memoriam: Daniel I. Pevar, 1976-2010

Grief hits us again.

My nephew Dan was a gentle, creative and caring man who died suddenly Monday, a victim of bipolar disorder.

I have no words for this. I am grateful that, after it looked like I would not be able to travel back east for his funeral, circumstances now make that possible.

Dan is the middle son of my sister Susan and her husband Marc. In honor of their Jewish faith, in memory of my beloved nephew, in shared sorrow with his parents and his brothers, I link to this prayer in that tradition, written by a college friend of mine.

It is called "For the Bereaved."

Last night, Dan's father told me: "Cherish your sons."

And so I say that to whoever stops by this place: Cherish your children.

Amen, and Blessed Be.


  1. So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to his mother especially. I knew Dan for ten years. What words can I possibly say? I am so so so so heavy in my heart over Dan's loss. I just found out tonight and I am thinking and praying for your family.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you, DSD, and all your family.

  3. I had the pleasure of meeting Dan several years ago out at one of the night spots in Kennett Square. We had a nice conversation. He was a nice guy and was passionate about music and writing. I was saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  4. Thanks for posting the link to my prayer "For the Bereaved." Many of your readers are checking it out. May 2011 be a blessing to you, those you love and all who are bereaved.

  5. I'm a cartoonist & Zuda vet who worked with Dan on my web comic as well as his epic & wonderful Zombies & Pizza. We spoke often online & on the phone. He was always there with sound advice and friendship when I needed someone. It's terrible how he went. I understand his pain & wished he had reached out a little more. Please tell his family that I'm sorry for their loss & if they'd like I'd be more than willing to email them the original files for the comics Dan & I worked on together. Thank you.

  6. Thank you, Erik, for bringing the most recent post to my attention.... gave me a chance to look back over the earlier posts, too.

    Looking forward to a concert in Dan's memory this coming Sunday (June 26, just a few days before his birthday) at 3 PM at The Note in West Chester, PA. It will also be a fundraiser, with proceeds being split between for a scholarship fund for kids attending an arts camp in Kennett Square and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


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