Very sorry to see this news. At one time he was a very close friend of the family. I remember going to Cawley and watching him play QB for Lowell High. Once as a boy, we were tossing the football around our house and I badgered him until he finally agreed to throw the football to me like he would one of his teammates. Boy did I ever get what I asked for ! He came up and stayed with us on family vacations in Maine. Always fearless, we'd marvel as he'd dive off high canyon cliffs into the icy water below. He was such a happy force wherever he was, you couldn't help be effected by his natural postive energy. We just loved this guy.