While I found great comfort in knowing that dad's death occurred on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, it did not remove the fact that he was no longer in our midst. He has been greatly missed all these years.
"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace! May his soul, and the souls of my mom, my grandparents, and all of my relatives, friends, and benefactors, and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace! Amen."