Our friend Dennis was a computer science instructor at the University of Houston/Clear Lake. He had suffered small strokes a year or so ago, which hampered his ability to teach, and he had been admitted into the hospital over the past weekend. He was found cyanotic and not breathing this morning when the nurse came by to do her usual rounds. They couldn't resuscitate him. Dennis was 63.
Dennis was a neat guy. He told just about the stupidest jokes I've ever heard, but he could play and compose music for the recorder, and he performed with his church's choir down in Clear Lake until the stroke make him no longer able to do that. He loved good cinema and classical and baroque music.
His funeral will be held in Boston. I'll miss him. We tried to adopt him into our gaming group, but tabletop RP bored him. Still, we enjoyed seeing him at Thanksgiving and Christmas at our DM Karina's house.