My close friend and bass player, Ryan Munsey, lost his dad yesterday. Below is Ryan's post from Facebook about this:
By Ryan Munsey
Yesterday the finest man I have known passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. He was my teacher, my mentor, my hero, and most of all my Father. He knew how to mold young boys and girl into men and women of the upmost character.
He was a Scoutmaster, both Boy Scout and Girl Scout, who made a real difference to countless youths. He was a bard who spun inspired tales that took his listeners to fantastic places. He was a teacher who broke down wall and showed his students they "could". He was a loving and devoted husband of 42 years. He was a friend, yet a strict father when needed. He was my Capt. Mal, my William Adama, my James T. Kirk, my Baden Powell . I can only hope to give my daughter the foundation for life that he built for me. I know he watches over me, my mother, and my family. I will miss him with every fiber of my being, every second of the rest of my travels.
I love you Dad, alway have, always will!
Rest in Peace Don. You will be missed by many.