January 25th, 1918 - May 4th, 2010
My grandfather passed away earlier tonight. He is now at peace and out of his pain. He had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer last August and had made it to his 92nd birthday in January and beyond, lasting longer than he or anyone else had expected.
I am so happy for him - he was very ready to leave and confident of his destination and the peace and joy that awaited him in heaven.
He was a great man AND a gentle man and proved beyond a doubt to so many that the two are not mutually exclusive. He taught me many things by his words and example and the legacy he left to me was something far beyond his public persona and accomplishments. I love you, Grandpa! I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful clear blue eyes once again in a far better place.....