Like many in our hobby, I considered him a good friend.
A talent like his does not come along often. We in the astronomy community owe him and his legacy a debt of gratitude.
Rest in peace, my friend.
We'll watch for you amongst the stars.
JMI NGT-18 f/10 GoTo Reflector, "Magellan"
C11 f/10 CFT XLT Fastar, "Dave"
CotoSKY 8.25" f/6 Achromat, "Blackjack"
Meade AR6 f/8 Achromat, "Kalliopi"
WO FLT 110 f/7 Apo, "Apollo"
Coronado PST f/10 "Icarus"
Canon IS 15 X 50 Binoculars
Discmounts DM-6, Sky Commander, StarBeam
Denk II Universal Power X Switch Binoviewer
Mallincam HPC/Watek monitor
Collins I3/Astronomik H-a/Starsweeper
...and some nice glass.