A Son's Eulogy for Marco Alberto Motroni

by George "Saso" Motroni
September 26, 2001
Good Afternoon everyone
My name is George Motroni, I am Mark Motroni's second born son.
If you should be confused by which brother is which, just remember that I'm the good looking one
I start this speech with a small amount of humor, because, I think that it emulates the type of man that my father was
A man of eternal optimism
A good friend to all those that he loved
A nonjudgmental man with regard to those who would try to shake his sense of optimism
If I were to stand here and tell you all the lessons and funny stories that came from being raised by my father, I would be
speaking well into the next decade
Rather than go on a filibuster of that magnitude, I will share with you just a few thoughts
My father had a special gift,
The gift that I'm speaking about is the fact that he had such a positive influence on so many people's lives
He was the type of man that you could have a two minute conversation with, and walk away feeling better not only about yourself but about life in general
He was a man who realized early on in life that it is not money, material possessions, nor power that makes a man truly joyful, ……..
Rather he knew that it was love that accomplished this goal
Love of family, Love of friends, Love of God, Love and passion of hard work……..
Love of life as the great gift that God has given us
I think that this special gift he had must be hereditary
There is a man who is here in this room that has these same traits, My uncle Hector
These two men, during my young adulthood, that were and continue to be my Heroes
I try to model my life following the examples that I've learned and continue to learn from them
I try to improve myself as a man by the standards that they have set
That bar of accomplishment and humanity that they have set is infinitely high
But I resolve myself to climb to that goal inch by inch with inextinguishable will and faith
And if I end up being one tenth the man he was, one tenth of the man my uncle continues to be, I will consider my life one of success
In closing, I would like to thank all of you for attending this memorial, but let us not think of this as a mournful period, rather,
Let us think of it as a farewell celebration for someone who is taking a journey,
To quote Shakespeare "To The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns"
This encourages me for one reason
A quote from Rossiter W. Raymond
Life is eternal and love is immortal; And death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing Save the limit of our sight.