"This has been a sad, frustrating and downright horrible situation for all of us, especially Tom. On such a depressing day my seven-year-old went to the house, saw he was gone and remarked cheerfully “It’s good we got to celebrate his birthday!” He turned 67 this past Saturday. His granddaughters thoughtfully gave him a monkey-shaped silly band which he wore to the very end.
Goodbye, Papa Tom. I love you, too."
Editor: Rachael, I hope it comforts the family to know that we care.