Daddy, your love, patience your understanding, your wisdom and amazing sense of humor will live inside me forever. You were always patient with the ones you loved. You had an integral ability to listen, absorb and to offer advice based on quiet wisdom. Never will anyone meet a greater man, you were always a moral compass. You made everyone feel like they mattered. You had a respect for all people and immediately saw the best in everyone. You could always cheer me up and had a way of making me see you should never take life too seriously, You never let anyone down and fulfilled every obligation you undertook. Your word was your bond and everyone knew it. I never heard you complain why me or have self pity. You had a peace within you.
The day you passed we lost a great man on earth and the world is a better place because you were here 85 years. Thank you daddy for being the most incredible father I could have ever wanted. Thank you for making sure I was loved everyday of my life. Thank you for loving your grandchildren with every fiber of your being. They will always be reminded of the extraordinary man you were. You always said you were the luckiest man in the world even with all your ailments but you were wrong. I was the lucky one because of all the fathers I was given you. Daddy, I will miss you more than I can ever say. I will miss your phone calls making sure I am okay. I will miss your special name for me. It is so hard to imagine life without you. Good night daddy, you will live in my heart until we meet again.
All my love, Sugary
Dad, I love you and will miss you forever. You were the most caring, supportive and patient father. You were always there to help in any way possible no matter what. I am eternally grateful for everything you did for us. You were able to handle any situation with grace and dignity including the days leading up to your passing. You took everything in stride and were able to smile even in your final days. I wish you were here to hear all the wonderful things your friends and family have to say about you. It is completely overwhelming but makes me realize even more what a wonderful person you were. Sabrina, the Beans and I will miss you more than we can express. As you always said, "good bye, for now".