My Grandpop, simply put, was an amazing man! He was what every man should aspire to be! Among the myriad qualities he possessed, the chief ones I have always associated with him are how loving, kind, gentle, funny and generous he was. I always knew how much I, and all of his grandkids meant to him. Whenever I saw him, I could always count on getting the gift of a bear hug that reinforced the certainty that I was loved. I miss him so much, and will carry him in my heart always.