How do you describe : That feeling of loss
When words will not cover
And you are blindsided by the fact
That someone you loved is just gone!
I can still see you In my minds eye
Smelling of fresh cut wood and speaking in laughter and tears
You were Brother Tony to us, one who loved to joke, who told story of being a medic in "Nam" with a voice full of tears
You could just as easily joke with me, or comfort me in my tears
When Mimmi died, you and Wernau were two of the first people by my side.I looked to you in many ways, Like one would look to a Father
You would celebrate the milestones with me, like book publications and even the simpler things, you were a woodworker, a handyman, a gentleman, a loving husband, a Father, a great friend So much more
You and your wife Wernau will always carry a special place in my heart and as you are remembered by us and by others, we will remember you with bittersweet smiles, knowing you are at rest now I am sure talking with Jesus and hanging out with Brother Lou!
One day we will see you again, and I am sure you will make us laugh with some silly joke, or cry when you spoke of the service to your country, or the state of our nation.
And as I promised one day I will have that cowboy book out, a special memory of you, though I am certainly no Lois L'amour, but you always believed I could write anything.
Copyright Michelle R Kidwell
10:56 P.M PSTAaron ‘Tony’ Maltba
Oct. 25, 1943 — Aug. 20, 2009
Aaron “Tony” Maltba, of Copperopolis, died Thursday at a San Andreas hospital. He was 65.
Mr. Maltba was born in Lenoir, N.C., to Felix and Viola Maltba. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for 27 years, including the Vietnam War years. His family said he was very patriotic and proud of his military service.
He was an active member of the Copper Canyon Baptist Church and a volunteer with the food bank in Copperopolis.
His interests included woodworking, traveling and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Wernau Maltba, of Copperopolis; daughters, Pamela Maltba, of Merced, and Melissa Garcia and her husband, Jose, of Clarksville, Tenn,; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 1212 W. Robin Hood Drive, Suite 5D, Stockton, CA 95307.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Copper Cove Homeowners Association clubhouse, 820 Black Creek Drive, Copperopolis.
San Andreas Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.
Brother tony and wernau were friends of ours and went to Living Waters Assembly of God for many years when we did! Brother Tony will be missed~