I always though Gary was an example of how other people should aspire to be. Having lacked a father figure for the majority of my life, I appreciated how thoughtful he was about treating me like a part of his family. Whenever I heard he was coming to town, I always looked forward to spending time with him. He was always kind, considerate, and easy to talk to, even after he'd gotten sick. I remember in school when so many of Arion's friends were having a hard time with our own family lives, we all agreed that if more of our parents were like him, there would be a lot fewer unhappy and broken families. The world is less for having lost him.