Date Honored: April 2008
He was a man of many talents, a complex but simple man. He was an architect by profession, artist, writer, accomplished wood worker, builder, and lover of nature and birds. His life's motto was, "Keep it simple." Three weeks before his death he predicted he would die at 9 a.m. He knew it was morning because he saw light. He died at 9 p.m. The light was not the morning sun but guidance to the peaceful place he now rests.
~ Love you forever, Mitzi
I truly love my father and miss him. He was a good, hard-working, and fun-loving man. He inspired me by his love of nature and sense of wonder at the world. I admire his determination and optimism towards life, his can-do approach and appreciation of the simple things in life. He is in my heart, and I will love him till the day I die.
Dad was my true friend. I felt his immense love in the simple ways he chose to show it...from the many times he fixed the axle on his grandchildren's play tractor, to the endless "fix-it" chores he insisted on performing when he came to visit. I miss his smile, his tender blue eyes, and his voice on the phone saying, "Hi, Gabs"...I will never forget him and always love him dearly. We miss you every second, Dad.