On a purely personal note:
My dad passed away on Sunday July 20 after a long battle with cancer. I am very thankful to have been with him when he passed, along with the rest of our immediate family.
He was a remarkable man. A larger-than-life character to whom life was joyous game. A tireless provider for his family. Fun-loving, mischievous, creative and strong. He made friends everywhere he went, and he went everywhere. Everyone he knew became a character in his show, a player on his team. He was an athlete and a fierce competitor. He was a veteran who loved the American dream. He was a businessman who saw opportunities everywhere. He always greeted you with a smile, made you laugh, and told you to “drive slow” on your way home. It meant more than just “be safe,” it meant “take things easy.” I hope that his spirit of ease, optimism, kindness, and generosity never leaves me.