I am at a loss for words. I was posting at 9F when I came upon a post by Britton30 that I thought was a joke that I just could not figure out. Then I read the replies and realized it was Pam, Gary's wife who posted that...and Gary was gone. John sent me a message there...but I had to sign off...it was too much of a shock.
I'm not very good with words, but Gary was a good friend of mine, and that speaks volumes for me. He shared my brand of humor, and was never full of himself. Yes, he helped many here, and I don't mean to diminish that, but for me it is more important the kind of person someone is...I put people first. Gary was top notch, and I will miss him greatly.
The only possible positive I can think of at this moment is...he received his MVP. I know he was proud of that, and it meant a lot to him to be so highly recognized. RIP my friend...indeed a Most Valuable Person.
My condolences to Pam and Gary's family there. Know he was well regarded by many, and we all enjoyed each other while he was here. I shall miss him greatly.