He was a gentleman, yet a warrior in our eyes; a humble individual—albeit a hero to his kids; eloquent of speech, yet not overbearing with his point of view. Warm, with a keen sense of humor, a special combination of genuine joyfulness and Christian sobriety. He expressed his love for music with a beautiful tenor voice and a clean crisp whistle that always reassured us that he was nearby.
That was my dad!
He was honorable in his dealings with others and genuinely loved and respected by many if not all with whom he came into contact. This was especially evident in the hundreds who turned out on a Wednesday afternoon in September 2006 to celebrate …