As you all may remember, Capt Kirk had some worrying news from his Doctor last June. www.gardenstew.com/threads/happy-fathers-day.35902/ Sadly, his health problems were worse than first thought and we have recently learned that he passed last summer. He passed quietly at home with his wife and son near. He was 71 years young, a Vietnam War veteran and served in the Navy for 20 years. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to the local humane society where he lived. Anyone interested can let me know and I will give you the address and donation information. He was a sweet man, he joined GardenStew in Sept of 2005, so he was a long time fixture here and he will be missed by GardenStew.