On Thursday night Michael's father passed away very suddenly from an as yet unknown reason. The family is devastated - Gerard had been suffering from the flu for a few days, but aside from that he was entirely healthy. He was only 61.
Gerard was a wonderful man, devoted to his family and loved by everyone who knew him. He will be missed by everyone, especially by his wife, Cindy, and his three sons, Mike, Dave, and Geoff.
We are all doing our best to stay strong for the family.
Gerard's obituary can be read here.