This one is a bit personal for me, because I went to high school with his daughter Izzy. I wasn't particularly close with either of them. But they hosted an after-prom party I was bribed to attend. (My mother wanted me to do the prom thing. I got paid in books.) It was a little like-minded haven in an otherwise boring and aggravating excursion. I tucked up with Izzy, her younger sibs, and a couple of other geeks and we watched The Lord of the Rings. So that was awesome.
He will be missed.