I'm so sorry to have just learned about your father's passing. He was a gentle and kind man who opened up his home to me while I interned at the Arizona Republic.
It's been unusually hot in the West and it triggered memories of my 2007 summer in Phoenix - your father generously allowed me to be a guest for my 3 month stay and welcomed my golden retriever as well.
Before I arrived, Preston made sure I was aware of the hot Phoenix weather by sending weather reports and other notes of concern. Once I arrived, he immediately made me feel at home and I enjoyed our conversations about everything since Preston presented topics in such an intellectual and interesting way.
We had kept in touch via email - he wrote me a kind email after my goldie past away. I regret not having written to him more often.
Despite the many unbearable 110+ degree days I experienced in Phoenix, I will look upon them fondly due to Preston and his wonderful outlook on life - I remember the days when he would rise early and take long motorcycle rides up north and his smile whenever he spoke about you - he was so proud of you and it showed.
Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you and Preston will be in my thoughts.