Sun City, Arizona

My father in back of the house in Sun City, AZ with the rose bushes.
My mom's mom, Alma Voltz had a house in AZ that my mom and dad moved to in 1987 from NYC.
It was a good time.
This photo is a sad one because my dad was very sick at the time and had been in and out of the hospital.

It is hard to see your parents get sick and it was not a very good time for everyone.
I like this photo because it is black and white and my dad loved to look at the rose garden.

His last poems were written living in this house and looking out onto the rose garden.

My father rests at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on North Cave Creek road.
It has been a while since I have visited the grave site but I am comforted by the fact that the stars look down
upon him at night in the wide expanse of the night sky.
My mom now also rests beside him as she did in life always.


  1. It's hard to see these pictures of your father, Claudia but there's real comfort (I think Frank would have said "resolution")in the roses and stars and the poetry Frank Samperi always saw in them.

    Thank you for sharing these and for preserving his great literary legacy here.


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