My sincerest condolences to everyone whose life he touched - especially his nieces and nephews whom he loved and cherished so dearly.
Even when he was struggling, he always had a way to make me smile or laugh. He was extremely caring, sensitive, generous,thoughtful, loving and often misunderstood. He inspired me in many ways through his constant encouragement and belief in me.
The last text message I received from him was on June 25th.
"I need to volunteer more - get out and be active for good causes. The work will come - I can afford to be patient - but I need to get out.....and get busy"
For me,and many, he was a beacon of light in a sometimes dreary world.
He was loved, and will be deeply missed.....