Likely you didn’t know him, but you should have. He wasn’t a famous celebrity or politician, rather he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, cousin, friend and… golfer. In his professional life, he worked each day to provide for his family. In his retirement, he lived a quiet life, surrounded by family; he golfed and traveled often.
To me, he was ‘Grandpa Fred,’ the soft spoken, but ever present patriarch of my family. To me, he was a guiding hand in the most difficult of times. A man that supported my ambitions, when I was unsure of them myself.
I expect those that did know him would love nothing more than an afternoon, sitting and talking with him.
His life is an ideal to strive for. Mourn his passing, of course, but more than that, celebrate the life of a truly GOOD man, for there are so few today.