My dad died on Oct. 8, 2021. He went out the way most of us would gladly accept: Closing in on his 91st birthday, without suffering, at home, surrounded by loved ones. In the hours after we lost him, I wrote two complementary pieces: His obit and the eulogy that I delivered at his funeral two days later. I consider the eulogy the best thing I've ever written. Then again, I spent nearly 51 years researching it.