In the coming days, I want to write to you about my Dad, one of the bravest men I know. He passed today after a long struggle to regain his life after a vicious attack.  He is survived by his loving wife, Anita, who was also attacked and who will miss him deeply. But today I want to celebrate the life of Philip Middleton Lynch, Sr., who lived life well, courageously, with purpose and dignity. I am so glad he is in Heaven today, and I will see him again.  Hug and celebrate those you cherish. I have some wonderful memories of his last days on earth.