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A Passing

My uncle Deane Smith in California passed on about 6 am this morning. Normally a close uncle like this would mean everyone making travel arrangements. But the family wants it to be just them. They are going to have a memorial and have him cremated. They live in Aptos, CA. Their house is near enough to the beach that they could get there in a short walk. And Deane used to walk on the beach every morning. So they are scattering his ashes in Monterey Bay. He had a combination of brain and prostate cancer. He went from being an extremely active 73 year old last year (we played boche ball at a family reunion), to having to have someone feed and dress him this year. This morning, he woke up and was talking to everyone, read a little then took a short nap and didn't wake up. 2 of his sons and his wife were there with him. His third son was enroute to Australia but is heading back now. Dad called to tell me maybe an hour after it happened this morning. Luckily Deb and I were both home with the flu this weekend so he only had to make one call. I'm sure he would have wanted to go by a different means. But he lived a very full life, was loved by nearly everyone who knew him and died in he company of his family. I guess you can't ask for much more. Godspeed Uncle Deane.

Mark

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