A very close friend to me and my family passed away on Sunday afternoon. He was 86 years old, and although he had been in declining health the last year or so, his death was an unwanted surprise for us. I had seen and talked with him about one and a half weeks ago.
He was a very wise, kind, and thoughtful man. He will be greatly missed by his family of course, but he also touched the lives of a very large number of other people with his various types of service to our community. His funeral will be on Thursday.