He was suffering and the last 2 years of his life were sickly, horrible. So sad and not sad. I'd known him since 1973, though. My sons lost their grandpa. My DH is doing OK. We are all glad he's no longer getting repeated infections and on a ventilator. He was almost 82, so a long life. He lived to see my sons go to his fave college. He was so happy. He was a nice man.