Fred was a friend and fraternity brother from my college days. He survives in my memory as he was then. The years have not diminished his memory. He was someone you could count on. He was loyal and true. He still has that half-smile on his face in my memory. He enjoyed life.
It's difficult when someone you knew and cared for leaves this world. The world loses some of its warmth and magic. Life goes on, but it's not quite the same.
All of us who knew Fred, even those from long ago, will miss him.