Richard, you put up the good fight

Photo: Portrait of Richard Smith, five months before death
Richard liked to look death straight in the eye

My brother Richard died early this morning at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas. His wife,Susan, was at his side. For 32 months, he fought against lung cancer, beating the original estimate of life expectancy. Now he can rest in peace and shine in the pure essence into which his courage, perseverance and faith distilled his life, loves and dreams.

The quote on my brother’s T-shirt (on the right) is from the movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail:” He loved to wear it to let people know he could still laugh at himself.

2 thoughts on “Richard, you put up the good fight

  1. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you all the strength to bear this loss

    Regards,
    Raj

  2. I have followed Richard's journey through your blog- my deepest condolences to you, your family, and Susan. His spirit already lives on through you.

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