To an outstanding man whom I met through a mutual friend,
To an accomplished writer who wrote stories that would keep us in awe til the end!
To an extraordinary coach who touched and impacted so many lives,
To a dedicated reporter whose articles told no lies!
To a compassionate educator who had a crafty skill set,
To a great man who, in person, I wish we had met!
To a loving husband, a devoted father, a caring brother, and a charming son,
To a highly spoken colleague and a friend of many who made life fun!
To Ryan Kilian, my sincere gratitude and condolences go,
So that you and your family will forever know,
With great honor I am humbled to say:
“Thank you, Ryan, for writing a story about me in this way!”