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Friday, May 29, 2009

Our Deepest Condolences

It is with tremendous sadness and tears falling on our keyboard that we bring you the following from Liza, the recent winner of the "Johnny Magic" Video Contest:
Just wanted to let you know, that sometimes big happiness and deep sorrow can be very close, too close.

On Tuesday, 26th, my deeply loved husband for almost 18 years, father of my four wonderful boys, died suddenly and without any warnings at 8.30 am in his office because of a heart attack.

He left the house like every morning and never came back again....

The funeral will be on Tuesday, June 2, and I don't know how to get through the days and nights....

He was the one who made the video and that day we laughed so much and had fun together. This day will always be a very special memory for me.

Now I won't attend Neils Concert in Cologne, Germany, but with my heart I will be there that evening.

Maybe Neil could sing Harvest Moon for me and Michael, like he did for the Australian family a couple of month ago.....many of my friends will be there and could tell me about it.....

Thanks so much for listening,
regards to all of you
Love, Liza

Bless you Liza and your family. The Neil Young fan community's heart goes out to you.

We're all here for you Liza and anything you ever need.

All we can say is that we have always found Neil's music comforting in difficult times.

Once an angel
Always an angel
You're as close to heaven
As I'll ever be.

You're as close to heaven
As I'll ever be.

ONCE AN ANGEL (from Old Ways )

"Johnny Magic" Neil Young contest entry from Liza Piontek on Vimeo.

That's Liza's husband holding Linc-Volt and camera.


At 5/29/2009 12:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liza we love you.

take care of yourself and the boys.

At 5/29/2009 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Burnzy said...

Very sorry to hear this. You have my condolences.

At 5/29/2009 02:23:00 PM, Anonymous thom said...

liebe liza, obwohl wir uns nie getroffen haben und uns wahrscheinlich nie treffen werden, sende ich dir auf diesem weg mein tiefes mitGEFÜHL (nicht mitLEID). ich hoffe, dass du in dieser schweren stunde leute in deinem umfeld hast, die dir gebührend zur seite stehen..

alles liebe, thomas p., wels, österreich

At 5/29/2009 02:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Hearts go out to Liza. Here's to a time when all the Happiest moments come to mind before any other thoughts.

At 5/29/2009 03:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people only dream of angels...
you held one in your arms.

At 5/29/2009 04:10:00 PM, Blogger karen said...

liza, words cannot begin to say. i am so sorry. a giant embrace from one mom to another, with much love. karen

At 5/29/2009 05:11:00 PM, Anonymous Liza said...

Thanks so much to everyone for all your kind words and for your deep sympathy.

But Thrasher, there is a terrible misunderstanding, it is not Rainer who died, he is a very good friend of mine and he is doing fine.

The name of my late husband is Michael.

Thanks for the song "Once an angel", I've always loved it.....

Love, Liza

At 5/29/2009 06:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family's thoughts are with you in this difficult time Liza

At 5/29/2009 07:27:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...


On behalf of myself, the Archives team and the Lincvolt crew I like to express our sadness at your loss.
Words aren't much at a time like this, but our thoughts are there with you.

I hope that when you receive the jacket, it brings good memories back for you and covers you in warmth.

-Archives Guy

At 5/29/2009 07:37:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Liza - please email

At 5/29/2009 09:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liza, So sorry for your loss. Always remember the good times because thats all that matters. Life is a series of experiences that usually end too soon...but the good part is you'll always have the memories, the feelings and the love....forever.
my condolences.

At 5/29/2009 11:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. My uncle passed away in a similar way, a sudden heart attack that took us all by so much surprise. But we remember him for the best he was. My thoughts are with you and your family.

At 5/30/2009 03:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously we all love you and support you. You have many hearts behind in this struggle as we can never understand your loss. My heart and soul are devoted to your cause and I hope you find can somehow find happiness again. If you EVER need anything, the rusties are here for you!


At 5/30/2009 03:59:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Liza, my deepest condolences..I know how it feels to lose a loved one.....I buried my Dad yesterday.
He was 92. I had the joy of his company for all those years. He had a long and colourful life. He goes with good memories in my mind.
I will treasure them always.

Your best mate however has been taken from you too early in life, your hopes and joys as a full family have been cut short. I know no words and sympathies will bring him back,but try and fill this hole in your life with the fond and happy memories of your life together. As I have found, this is a time when your family and friends
need to share and support you in your grief.
You sound like a beautiful, compassionate person and I know that all "Wheaties" would be there for you..let it out and try to be strong through this hard time in your life.
Luv Dip.

At 5/30/2009 05:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liza, so sorry to hear this.
My deepest condolences.
Take care of yourself and your boys.

At 5/30/2009 07:25:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

My deepest condolences to you and your boys.

At 5/30/2009 01:35:00 PM, Anonymous Susann & Joerg said...

Hallo Liza,
obwohl wir uns nicht kennen, es tut uns so leid... es gibt nicht genug Worte... wir wuenschen Dir Kraft und Staerke und viele liebe Menschen in Deiner Naehe, wir hoffen Neil spielt Harvest Moon in Koeln, wir werden an Dich denken wenn wir es hoeren

At 5/30/2009 01:51:00 PM, Anonymous Roland said...

Liebe Liza,

es ist einfach unfassbar...
Mir fallen keine Worte ein, von denen ich meine, dass sie Dich irgendwie trösten könnten.
Wir sind in Gedanken bei Dir und wenn es irgendetwas gibt,
was wir für Dich tun können, lass es uns wissen. Wir werden es tun.

Es grüßen Dich lieb
und seine Familie...

At 5/30/2009 06:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our sincere condolences on your loss from Everett, Washington.

At 5/31/2009 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

So sorry to hear the news. I just watched the video and am glad that it brings back warm memories at such a tragic time. I hope Neil does play Harvest Moon for you.

At 5/31/2009 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear this. You have my deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family.


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