I had the pleasure of being a classmate of Sonny's during medical school. He had the rare ability to bring a smile to our faces with a clever comment and his warm chuckle. My fondest memories are of him putting us at ease when we were stressed about this exam or that rotation, and helping us not to take life, and ourselves, quite so seriously. I am sure it is a quality that his patients, friends and family found endearing as well. My condolences go to his wife and family.