The Passing of Someone Great

It’s been a slow week for me in World of Warcraft because my father-in-law passed away Saturday. We had the privilege of celebrating his life Wednesday afternoon.

For 11 years he fought a courageous battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and passed due to complications from a stem cell transplant. And while I only had the opportunity to know him for just over 4 years, he was a great man and a great example. You would be hard-pressed to find a man who treated his wife with more respect, who did his best to instill great values into his children, and set a great example in how he lived his life, displayed his work ethic, or in how he treated people.

It’s been hard on us and her family as he passed at the age of 56 as the complications continued to pile up. As little as 3 weeks ago he was attending family events and spending time with loved ones despite his condition.

The family had extended a special thanks to the countless doctors and nurses who helped treat him over the years, including those responsible for the transplant, the unknown donor who made the bone marrow transplant possible, and the fantastic care that he was given at the ICU.

This was off-topic but I felt it was warranted.


About Drotara

Drotara (or BehemothDan) considers himself a geek on many levels. A web developer and programmer by trade, he has no shortage of geeky hobbies. When not fulfilling husband and daddy duties, he enjoys WoW, the WoW TCG, Magic: The Gathering, and great board games with friends and family.