RIP Al Weisel, Better Known as Jon Swift

Al Weisel, who satirized the conservative movement by blogging under the name of Jon Swift has died. The first word came from this comment posted by his mother on his blog:

I don’t know how else to tell you all who love this blog. I am Jon Swift’s Mom and I guess I’m going to OUT him. He was Al Weisel, my beloved son. Al was on his way to his father’s funeral in VA when he suffered 2 aortic aneurysms, a leaky aortic valve and an aortic artery dissection from his heart to his pelvis. He had 3 major surgeries within 24 hours and sometime during those surgeries also suffered a severe stroke. We, his 2 sisters, his brother, his partner and his best friend since he was 9 years old were with him as he took his last breath. We have all lost a shining start who warmed our hearts, tormented us and made us laugh as he giggled at our pulling something over on us. He passed away on February 27, 2010. My beloved child will live on in so many hearts. I miss him more than I can say. If you are on Facebook, go to organizations and join “Friends of Al Weisel, Unite!” It will give you just a taste of how special he was. Farewell, Jon (Al)

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    Laura Nason says:

    I did not get to read his blogs, but I just read this on facebook. I want to send my very heart felt sympathy to Al’s mom and family. I hope you can find comfort in each other and the love you shared. So very sorry.

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