Dear Karolyn and Curt,
My most heartfelt sympathy to you and your families on the passing of your father. I just learned of his passing a few minutes ago, when upon awakening I began thinking of your Mother, Elaine, whom I was fortunate to have as a friend, as was your father.
Missing her and wanting more information, I googled her, and was so surprised to learn of your father's recent passing.
I love both of your parents, the people they were, and what they represented: character, ethics, friendship, support, wisdom and knowledge, and so much more. My life is better for having known them, and received their friendship and marveled at their devotion to one another. My love for each of your parents continues. I am sorry to have missed your father's services.
Be well. Enjoy the fruits of their labor, the legacy they leave, and live life fully. Their love for you and your families, and for all of us blessed by their presence, continues.
My love and warmest thoughts are with you.