He climbed 228 stairs each week to the top of our State’s tallest lighthouse.
He volunteered for every board that would have him to help the sick, needy and poor.
He traveled around the globe countless times, in search of adventure and curiosty of this beautiful world we live in.
He worked hard to raise money to make hospitals better and YMCA’s state of the art.
He cherishes life. He cherishes family.
He devoted his life to his wife, in good times and bad, sickness and health.
He watched his children grow into successful loving and caring adults.
He adored his grandchildren…all six of them.
He is with us now, in spirit…holding on, fighting his hardest battle…not just for all of us, but most importantly for himself.
He wasn’t ready to go yet…he had so much life he wanted to live.
He is still loving us and proud…has told us so for all the accomplishments we have had as a family…
And for himself.
He wasted no time. He is a man who lived every second of his life waiting for the next adventure…his favorite fishing trip to Nantucket with his son and old friends, birthday parties and recitals for his granchildren, and holidays to share with family and friends…always ready to create more memories…
He is a quiet man. But has a lot to say…eager to share all his knowledge of business, travel, life with anyone who will listen.
He always has a smile and an open heart for anyone he greets…
He is our lighthouse keeper now...
He is lighting the path ahead. He will give us a gentle nudge when we think we can bare no more. He will make us climb those 228 stairs when we feel we cannot even get out of bed with heavy hearts.
He will give us strength to move on.
He will be at the top of the lighthouse looking out upon the sea, waiting for us to join him someday…
And as we sit beside him now waiting for him to reach the top of the lighthouse, we have comfort knowing he will guide us safely on our journeys…
For he will have the best view.