As the full moon has been rising in the east there’s been a setting sun on my father’s life.  This past week he passed away at the age of 84, after a well lived life.  He met my mother in the third grade and the childhood sweethearts later married and enjoyed 62 years together.  Dad was in the Korean War and was proud to have served his country.  An architect by trade, his legacy can be found throughout the Kansas City area.  My two brothers and myself carry many of our father’s influence, one of which is the importance of family.  We all came together this past week, supporting Dad and Mom and one another.  Life will be different for all of us now, however we’re all richer for having had Dad in our lives.

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