David lived across the street from me for 10 years, and our sons became best friends at 3 years old. He and Joan helped me through so many difficult times, such as a divorce, and my husband's suicide. I had a wonderful visit with him on my deck a few days before we left for Cape Cod May 1. David simply appeared, shared family stories, looked at pictures of new grandchildren, and was his usual cheerful self. I had no idea that he had been ill. He was a rare man indeed. I shall not meet his like again, I know that.