At the all-Finance meeting this morning, years-of-service awards were passed out. One award - for thirty years of service - went to a co-worker who wasn't able to be there this morning for health reasons. Two hours after the meeting, we received notification that he had passed away.
In the notification e-mail, Lisa described Dennis as the "kindliest of souls". A truer word was never said. While we didn't work directly together, Dennis and I often walked out of the building at the same time, talking about this and that. He was never without a smile and a willingness to do what needed to be done to resolve any issue.
Rest in peace, Dennis. May your family and friends find comfort at this difficult time.