as a young adult meet an adult that didn't treat you like a child? an adult that really listened to what you had to say and respected you? in my teenage years i didn't meet many, but one person really stands out. walt dzitko. walt was the father of a good high school friend. he was the kind of father that you actually wanted to hang out with. he had a wonderful sense of humor and he loved his children more than anything in the world. i believe he worked hard through those tough teenage years to remain a constant in their lives, to always be there and to make their lives fun and fulfilled. unfortunately, walt passed away on friday. linda emailed me and her subject heading was "we lost a good one today." i don't think she could have expressed it any more succinctly.
walt's son, ed, posted the obituary on his blog. i'm off to the wake tomorrow - an unfortunate reunion with linda. it's just sad.