My father-in-law, Steve’s step-father, has gone ahead. We were not close; so please — condolences belong to Steve, and the rest of Pete’s numerous family.
I do commend Dove House, in Westminster, Maryland, and recommend it to anyone who might be in the sad situation of needing hospice care for a loved one. The facility was marvelous, the staff respectful, supportive, and caring.
Steve’s family is large, and loud, and devoted; many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, and family-by-association came by to sit vigil for a time. Pete was a man who loved a party, and he had a splendid one to send him on his way.
On a not-entirely unrelated note, I will be scarce along the boulevards and by-ways of the internets for a bit.
Everybody play nice.
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Please pass along my sincere condolences. Everyone says that. There are few choices. It’s hard to find that you’re now the head of the family because no one is left. I hope Steve’s step-dad didn’t hurt much nor for long. That’s apparently the best we can get.