I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. He was always a special man and always will be. I made a lot of memories when I was growing up with your parents. He made me a map to the Poconos when I got married, then I realized when on my way after all his work I forgot it, but, had no fear because he was so smart he memorized the whole thing and recited it to me via telephone and I copied the directions down and arrived perfectly.
Your family was a great one. Your dad was special to all who knew him and he led a great life. With the grace of God go forward. May he rest in peace always.