Dad was a very loving and devoted dad, and taught us that family always comes first. I have very fond memories of dad, he was a great man and an even greater dad. I'd like to think that dad would be proud of us for being the caring people that we are, that he helped mold us to be. We all love and miss you dad.Dad was a very caring and giving man.He had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh. He loved kids and enjoyed telling his stories, usually the kids would ask me if they were true or not. He had a beautiful smile and always was alot of fun to be around. He could always put a smile on my face.He was a great Dad and he enjoyed being a dad, I think. He taught us alot, but most of all he taught us to love.When he got older, he got softer, we always used to joke with him about it, but it must be something we all do. He was a wonderful man that loved life. Dad loved music, I remember when we were younger we used to play records and dance, I loved it, even as a kid. When Dad got sick the first time and made it out ok, I recorded the song "Dance with my Father again" and gave it to him, and that's what I thought of, when we were younger. It was a second chance for us. I remember asking Dad "How many miracles can you get?" and he said "as many as you can accept Petey." Dad had a way about him, he would come off hard sometimes, but he was a softy. Dad was always a hard worker and did whatever he had to to get by,honestly. Dad loved to travel and did alot of it. He used to talk about where he'd been all the time. Dad's stories never got old. I loved to listen to him and watch his eyes light up. His eyes would light up and he'd have that beautiful smile on his face. Dad had a beautiful smile. Dad was very special in so many ways. He was a strict man, but added a loving touch to it. Dad loved the west and always talked about the sunsets. His favorite holiday was Easter, I always would send him a card. Dad enjoyed life and I enjoyed having him in mine. I love and miss you Dad! There's not a day go by that I don't think of you.