May God bless you and your...
Just heard about this Tragedy. Derek shaped so much of my perspective on being alive and how to treat other people. Derek was incredible at enjoying the essence of so many things most people wouldn't even notice. Derek lifted our standard as a human lot and i'm gut-punched trying to imagine how this loss hit his family. Thank you, Derek, for shaping my outlook, my approach to teaching (i just tried to be like you) and an array of super-awesome memories of treasured moments with you.
May 16, 2018 | Seattle, WA | Friend