Ken,Yes, sorry for any confusion, my father passed away on January 16th and the service was held this past Monday January 26th where I read the above passage I authored and let me tell you it was damn hard to get through it without completely losing it.
We learn so much from our fathers and yet it is never enough. I lost my father to MS 5 years ago. He was only 62. I will never know some of his best stories. So, be thankful for your time with your father and always remember to be the best father you can be and share all of your stories with your kids as often as you can.
God Bless! My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.