Utterly heartbroken and completely devastated. We lost our beloved Papa.
He survived cancer in 2005 but it came back with a vengeance. He fought hard for over a year and a half but ultimately it was too much. I was fortunate to call him Dad but even luckier to truly call him a friend. For more than 46 years he was the husband and best friend to our amazing Mom.
He is the man who taught me that I could do anything I wanted and always made sure that we knew how proud he was of us. He was the man that all others were compared to, and most were found wanting in his shadow. We will miss him every single day but know that he will forever be with us.
He will rest easy and be happy knowing that his dearest family is well loved.