Condolences to Van's family and friends.
I knew Van from our work together. I and his other co-workers have lost one of the best colleagues we could ever hope to have.
His clients lost someone who guided them when they were lost and helped many achieve thngs they'd never have dreamed possible.
I lost one of my best friends. I already miss his wit and wicked sense of humor. We enjoyed arguing about the Cubs and Brewers, the merits of bourbon versus scotch, politics, cars and other serious existential dilemnas.
Van was one of the kindest and most generous people I've ever had the joy to know. I will always hear his laugh and see his smile.
Here's hoping that he's now playing a round or two at the best golf course in creation.