Once again, I want to thank you all for your kind responses. We just got back from the funeral, and now it's time to adjust our lives to the loss.
I don't mind people saying "I know what you're going through". My feelings of mourning are not much different than anyone else's, we've all lost loved ones at one time or another.
His son gave a warm, and sometimes humorous, sermon at the service. The most memorable line was "Life is all about choices, and usually you were right on. But this time, dad, you took the wrong path."