My father passed away yesterday afternoon. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for a few years, and was slowly fading away as it was. We knew it was only a matter of time, but you can never fully prepare yourself for when that time comes. He was a good man, and a good father. This isn't how he wanted to go, and he was taken too soon, but he is in a better place now, and no longer suffering.
I probably won't be around for a couple days, so if I don't respond to a note or comment, you'll know why.