It was with shock that I learned a good friend, Dave Lewis, had passed away from cancer on December 12th. I hadn't spoken with him in a while since our work schedules and locations had changed. I should know better than to take our presence here for granted at my age, and had sent that email or picked up the phone to say hi.
Dave was good man with a big heart. He loved to sail, was a damn good racer, and we were lucky enough to go racing with him on our boat over the years.
We'll miss him.