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Dearest Billy -
Your dad had such curiosity - that was one of his greatest charms. He was truly interested in other people and wanted to know more and more about the world - he just never got old. And yes, he was so vital! Such energy and generosity, such a big heart for those he loved. How proud he was of you. What a gorgeous couple he and your beautiful mother made. And did I mention how handsome he was? I will miss him. He was one of a kind.

binnie words. You said it all.

E.C. Henry

Eloquent tribute. Big loss indeed. Your father sounded like a great guy.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

Erica K

Wonderful tribute, Billy. And so wonderful that you and your mother and brother got to share your lives with someone like this.

I took a freelance job this summer, writing the bio of a 91 yr. old woman. She was so loved and adored by her family (who commissioned me for the project) and adored by me at the end of our project. It made me realize, with stunning clarity, what "success" really is. It's having your family talk about you like this at the end of your life.


I forgot: my, what a looker! I also love that his smile as a young military man - airforce, yes? - is the same bright one worn by the rather older gentleman with the plastic cap in the hospital.)

Sad Reader

So, so sorry for your loss.


I'm sitting in my office at school, tears in my eyes. You've put words (and pictures) to the ache in the heart. Thanks, Billy, from the bottom of that heart, which at the moment aches a little less.


A great tribute to a truly great man. My heart goes out to you, Billy.


I never cry, but I just did.

To know there's this kind of love in the world between father and son, that transcends earth and what's up above, is truly beautiful.

You'll never stop loving him, and he'll never stop loving you, no matter what.

Joanna Farnsworth

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die". You're not without him, Billy. He's right there beside you, right where he's always been. His light will always shine.


I wish I didn't have to wish you condolences. Take solace in the fact that you shared many glorious years with him. God's richest blessings to the family and friends he's left behind.

Jonathan Tipton Meyers & Harry Kakatsakis


My deepest sympathies. Our brief experience with you sounds similar to all of the testimonials for your Dad.


Billy, you know I know. And I remember just a few days after I came to know, and you were at our place, at a party I went through with, and you and I talked. You didn't even want to imagine what it was like to know. I wish you still didn't have to. Love to all.


You guys are the best. I am drinking up all your comments like they are water, and wine - it's sustaining me in this time when it feels like I'm in a spiritual desert. Thank you so much for being here.


My heart go out to you in your time of sorrow.


Billy--it took me a couple of days to read this post in full because I knew I'd have tears in my eyes by the end of it--and I do. Thank you so much for letting us get to know your father and your family. It feels like a loss to me too.

I am so sorry.

Dear Billy,

This is such a beautiful, moving tribute--thank you so much for sharing your father in this way. The pictures are wonderful--what an inspiration.

Love, Linda

Judith Duncan

Hi Billy,
I'm so sorry for your loss.Your father sounded like such a wonderful man who touched the hearts of many people.

Simone White

Thank you Billy for the beautiful tribute to a beautiful spirit.

Larry Kay

Billy, you and John are blessed men to be guided well into your lives by such a good man.
Light and woof,


Again, it's a sweet/bittersweet thing to get such support from such good people. Thank you all for chiming in.


Billy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Mes sincères condoléances.

When my mom passed away unexpectedly when she was just 65, someone told me that my relationship with her was going to continue even though mom wasn't around anymore. I took it at first as a bit of a new age-y comment (though well intentioned) and didn't really find comfort in it.

But 13 years later, I can say that this woman was right. Whenever something new happens in my life, I think of mom and somehow, I still feel like I'm sharing that moment with her. Hard to explain... but I'm sure you'll feel it too.

Bon courage.


Jennifer Ansbach

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a moving tribute.

Ralph Dobbins

I am sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace in your grief.

Brian Brightly

Lovely tribute.

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