Tom, your branch of the family tree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania celebrates your reunion with our loved ones in Heaven. We are so sad, but as you would wish, we comfort ourselves with vibrant memories of your loving kindness and healing sense of humor. You left many here on Earth who are better people for having known you. Your many nieces and nephews had in you the gift of a second "father" and I know how deeply and equally you loved us all because you told me this. On your behalf I will remind us all of how deeply you loved us. Please intercede for us in Heaven. You live in our hearts and your goodness which we will emulate will live on throughout the generations.
P.S. I will cheer for Notre Dame relentlessly.