My brother Richard will be laid to rest on Friday, October 31 in Dallas. I’ll be flying down on Thursday to join the family there. He’s going to be cremated and buried in the Church of the Incarnation’s Memorial Garden, which is located on the church grounds. Richard and I visited the setting when I was there in June, and he was really pleased with the arrangement. I spoke with Susan, his wife, and was comforted by her account of his last days. She told me that he was ready to move on. I believe that I was the last person to speak to him on the phone. He seemed to fall asleep while I was talking to him (probably the medication to relieve the pain and ease his breathing), and he never woke up.
I would also like to thank all those who have posted condolences in this blog, on my Facebook, or via e-mail and phone. Your thoughts and best wishes are appreciated and I will relaying your messages to my parents, sister and sister-in-law.