That was a beautifully composed obit. I've been fortunate, no blessed, to spend time with Don. Aside from discussing the usual audio/music-related stuff, Don was an impressively thoughtful, philosophical man, even before he became ill. Don was as much a teacher as he was a friend. This one hurts. At the very beginning of the end, he had been suffering from what he initially thought was a form of fatigue. When the diagnosis was finally made after all other possibilities were eliminated, he handled it with remarkable grace and resolution. I saw him selflessly take immediate steps to make things easier on his family after the inevitable would happen. I would also like to recognize Don's neighbor, @LexDM3 , who I know worked hard to keep Don's spirits up and help him navigate his burden.