Guilty Boxing and “Big” Jeff Grmoja, vice president, sent the following on behalf of the boxing community:
On behalf of the boxing community and Guilty Boxing, wesend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Don Chargin and his family on the loss of our beloved Lorraine. I met the Chargin’s in San Jose, CA in 1982 and have been blessed with their friendship. Lorraine left us as she lived, with class, dignity and fighting to the end. We share Don’s loss, share the pain, share the grief and boxing will miss Lorraine dearly. I think Lorraine would have appreciated these words and thoughts.
Death is nothing at All. I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the same easy way you always have. Laugh as we have always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it always was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I’m out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past, nothing has been lost. One brief moment all will be as it was before, only better. Infinitely Happier. We will be one, together for ever.