Kind of off-topic for this blog, but it's the unavoidable elephant in the room right now. My father died not long after being taken to the hospital this past Wednesday. Here is the obituary.
He had been suffering a long, slow decline for years, and we were really expecting more of the same for the time being. There was nothing new happening that would have led anyone to predict such an abrupt departure. He did have some sort of stroke event recently, but he seemed to be recovering nicely from that. Huong and I were able to spend a long weekend with him only a couple of weeks ago, when we travelled to Ohio to check up on him. We departed unaware that we had just said our last goodbyes.