My uncle’s name is Richard. He passed away this past weekend after a long illness. I am going to miss him very much. When I was young, I would watch the Red Sox with him and he taught me all about baseball. We still talked baseball up to the end. We did a lot of things together back then. As life went on and got busier and busier I saw less of him, although we still talked a lot. He was always there when I needed him. It was very hard to watch this once strong man decline long before he should. I regret that I did not see him as much as I should have near the end. Tomorrow will be his wake and Thursday we will lay him to rest. I am not religious but he was so I hope he will be happy and peaceful in Heaven. All my love to you Uncle.