My dad passed away this past Thursday after a short and unexpected illness. For almost 4 years he had been confined to a wheelchair due to a stroke, but he continued to live a full life nonetheless. He didn't see life in terms of obstacles, just opportunities or problems that needed to be solved. My dad did not want any obituaries so this notice will be brief. He lived a big life. He was brutally honest. He suffered no fools. He thought for himself. He was an original. And he loved his family. In the days before his passing, his last words were repeated over and over: "I am a lucky man, a happy, happy man, and I am proud of my children and grandchildren."
Someday, after enough time has passed, I look forward to sharing more about his life. He was unafraid to be who he was and I will always be grateful to him for showing me how to live with integrity. He was an ardent traveler and one of his fondest wishes was to remain on the road for the rest of his days. In spite of the wheelchair, this he did right up to the end of his life on this earth.
It gives me great comfort to know his journey continues.
I love you Dad.
And I will miss you.