But only to this world. In Catholic terms -- he was a faithful Catholic -- he is in Heaven. In Blackfeet terms he is hunting in the Sand Hills. To those who knew him well, he will never leave us.
I won't write more now. There will be a story in the GF Tribune tomorrow -- it's online as of hours ago.
Only a couple of days ago did I get the news that death was immanent. I didn't see him before he died, but I didn't need to. I've known him since 1961 and have inches of correspondence with him. There wasn't a lot more to say.