My father in law died last night. He was 80 years old. He had lived through surgery for lung cancer, prostate cancer, a stroke and several TIA's, carotid artery surgery, emphysema and heart failure. He had been in the Navy in WW II and worked as a chauffer, carpenter, taxi driver, and ran a mean sewing machine. He had 2 children - my husband and his sister, and 2 grandsons. He was great with his hands and made a teepee for the boy scout troop my husband belonged to. He was a soft spoken, gentle man and I loved him. He died 10 months after the death of his wife of 60 years. He will be sorely missed.