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Buffdad - My Dad

Hi All,

I post this message with a heavy heart. As you are all aware by now, my Father passed on Monday evening following a completely unexpected cardiac arrest. To say it has been heart breaking would be an understatement.

I am posting this message on here because, for better or for worse, Netbuffs has been an outlet for my Father since 1998 (when he got into trouble with me, and the CUAD, for unintentionally talking about a certain injury to Mike Moschetti that was supposed to remain undisclosed). Through the years, this board has been a place for him to discuss sports, politics, and many other subjects which he found interesting. That span of time has covered many good and bad times for my old man: Moving to Virginia, then to CA, and back to Colorado again. The marriage of both his kids to incredible spouses. The birth of 4 vibrant and healthy grand kids. The diagnosis of Alzheimer's for my Mother, and subsequent dark days that followed for all of us, but especially my Dad who cared tirelessly for her until her last breath.

My Dad has always been a pain in my butt, and I absolutely LOVED him for it. He cared so deeply for the people that were close to him, that he constantly wanted to know what you were doing, and what was happening in our lives. He was never afraid to tell me when he thought I was headed down the wrong path, and he never, ever shied away from saying or doing the difficult things in life if he knew it was right.

I know for the last several years on this board, much of his subject matter has revolved around politics. Given the current political climate in our country, I can only assume that he has made several friends, and several enemies through many of those discussions. One thing that I want to be known about my Father by everyone here, is that he loved people, and he respected differing opinions. If you were to meet him face to face, I can guaranty you that your conversation would revolve around him wanting to know more about your history, experiences, family, career and passions before you'd likely hear anything from him about politics.and whether you agreed or disagreed with him, you'd still be friends. I share that only because I want you to know who my Father was as a person and a man. He had his priorities straight.

He came here often, especially during the many days that he was confined to his home because of my Mother's illness, because he found it intellectually stimulating. He loved to read, and he loved to debate. I sincerely thank all of you for contributing to the intellectual stimulation of my Father over the years, but especially when his days were the darkest.

My sister asked that I share an email address with you all. In the event that you would like to share a story, memory, or your thoughts about my Father, please send it here: [email protected]

We are all suffering from a tremendous loss in our lives. My Dad was the greatest man I ever knew, and I will miss him dearly.

Go Buffs,

[Post edited by buffdad at 01/23/2019 9:05PM]

Posted: 01/23/2019 at 8:57PM


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Buffdad - My Dad -- buffdad 01/23/2019 8:57PM
  We went through almost an identical thing -- JeffGerardi 01/25/2019 09:22AM
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  Re: Buffdad - My Dad -- Aussie Buff 01/24/2019 11:22AM
  I love this post. ** -- H.I. McDunnough 01/24/2019 01:55AM
  Your Dad -- buffalo30 01/23/2019 11:55PM
  What a great tribute -- BuffsIn2019 01/23/2019 10:37PM
  Thank you Robert -- BarkingDogBuff 01/23/2019 10:26PM
  Amazing post! -- IdaBuff 01/23/2019 10:01PM

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