I just learned of Byron's passing two years later. Byron and I started work at State Farm on the same day, working in the same department, then later moved to Bakerfield. I enjoyed his sense of humor, and we shared quite a few laughs at our "Office Space" existence. I moved from Bakersfield to upstate New York in 2001 and played a round of golf with Byron before I left. It was the last time I saw him. I have been thinking about moving back to Ca and was curious about the real estate market in Bakersfield, leading me to search for Byron, and then finding out about his passing. I am saddened greatly to know he is no longer with us. The other entries from family and friends are a testament to his life and how he touched people. It is said that a man's life is measured not in his worldly accomplishments, but how he touched others. Byron was rich with friends and family. Erwin, I too lost a brother more than 30 years ago and I am touched by the stories you wrote about Byron. While the pain of loss eventually goes away, the memories remain strong. I feel for you. Byron was such a funny and gentle person, he always put me at ease. Even on the golf course, where I usually get so frustrated, playing with Byron always kept me at ease. I greatly enjoyed his company and friendship. God bless you all!