I cannot begin to write about him in a way that would do him justice. Those who knew him knew what an incredible husband, father, and grandpa he was. His children liked to tease him over the ONE time in their childhood that he raised his voice. ONE time! Knowing him for 13+ years as I did, I can vouch for the validity of that story. He never once raised his voice, spoke ill of someone, or lost his temper. I know that sounds cliche, but it really is true. (My husband comes by his calm temperment honestly). I was honored to be his daughter-in-law, and we will all miss him terribly. We grieve, but my husband (amazing man that he is) has reminded us through this whole ordeal that all of it is temporary, and we will see him again. We truly will.
May his soul,
and the souls of all the faithful departed,
in the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen.