I couldn’t speak at the funeral because I was afraid I would break down. I want to speak now so that everyone can know how I felt about my dad. I was lucky to have such a wonderful father. He was patient, kind, understanding, and had a great heart. He would go out of his way to make someone else feel comfortable. His family and his friends meant more to him than anything. Above all else, we knew he would always be there for us. My dad had such strength. It was a silent strength – but it was there, make no mistake. We never worried whether our father loved us – he told us and he showed us. He showed us how he loved us by always being there – to answer questions, to hold our hand, to show his support, his happiness. Humor, Hugs, Kisses, Well Wishes – it was all there – he gave it freely and completely. My father’s love has always been there for me and my sisters and always for his wife. We love you Dad!