Terima kasih dan sampai ketemu lagi Pak Fadil!

Pak Fadil

Fadil bin Samin (1959-2012)

Pak. Fadil died yesterday after two days in ICU at RS Pertamina and a long, bitter fight with oral cancer. Aside from 3 pretty daughters (and a handsome son), he was well known and liked for selling good sate and making sure bad actors kept a low profile in Kampung Duku a S. Jakarta immigrant “barrio” populated mostly by Madurese.

Throughout his illness he continued to expand the house he’d built for his family using salvaged materials. It was 3 floors connected by ladders and quite comfy. He was generous to a fault and I can’t count all the folks down on their luck who stayed there while getting back on their feet. He’ll be buried in Bangkalan, Madura.

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Aya dari isteri saya meninggal dunia semalam di RS Pertamina setelah 2 hari di ICU dan berjuang cukup keras, pajit dan panjang sama kanker oral. Selain 3 anak perempuan cantik (dan 1 satu laki2 ganteng), Pak Fadil banyak teman2 karena duluh kerja sebagai tukang sate Madura keliling. Kata orang juga, lebih aman daerah rumah dia di Kp. Duku, Jakarta Selatan, karena maling2 pada takut sama Pak Fadil.

 

Sampai skrng, isteri dia dan semua anak-anak dia (kecuali isteri saya) tinggal di rumah 3 lantai yg dia buat sendiri (dgn cara beli 1 batako, pasang 1 batako). Banyak sekali orang bermaslah yg pernah tinggal di rumah itu gratis, sementara mereka cari solusi lanjut dng hidup mereka.

Pak Fadil akan di kubur di Bangkalan Madura. Ambulans sudah sampai Jawa Tengah. Selamat jalan Pak Fadil!