Thank you all of you for sharing. I am, admittedly, an emotional man, so when shit happens, I like to draw comfort from my community of friends. You've helped immensely in that regard. So again, thank you.
To Flier - I am so sorry. My Dad was 90 - how can I possibly complain when he is called home. But to lose both parents and a niece...I can't grasp your pain, only offer my sympathy & prayers.
Southern, I'll raise a glass to your father every time I raise one for mine - he's earned it!
BW - spend time with your Dad as long as you have him. I have many great memories of Shea and old Giants stadium with mine, as well as a defeat of Notre Dame to boot at Happy Valley.
Pitt - I know the version of the Liberator you're talking about. A very underappreciated 'bird' but well used and well suited to the mission it performed. I'd love to hear more about your Dad, if you're willing: firstname.lastname@example.org
A good team has to have players capable of making plays...oh, wait - we're so there!