Tonight, at about 8 PM local time, my father passed away. The exact cause is unknown but it was either very quick or in his sleep, as he did not press his call-light for the nurse. The nurses had seen him only 15 minutes earlier and by the time they returned to help him reposition himself he had already passed away.
He is survived by his wife and two adult children. He was 59 years old.
Dr. Steven A. Rathofer, Col. (Ret.), US Army, DMD, MS.
Father, Husband, Friend
He left his mark upon us all.