Uncle John - my cousin's dadMy cousin that got married two weeks to the day her dad passed away.
Uncle John was a powerful, very smart man. He loved the sun and loved to fish at their home in Mexico. He swam everyday and did the LA Times crossword puzzle sitting out by their pool. He always smelled of Coppertone and loved to BBQ. This was the Uncle John I knew. Not the Uncle John that spent his last days/months/years suffering from the final stages of alcoholism.
We will bury him this Friday. His years of suffering, fighting, hurting, and battling are over.