My father-in-law passed away this morning from a long illness. It is sad, but at the same time, we are happy to see an end to his decline in health.
A funny genealogy thing happened to me, though. My sister-in-law was filling out the paperwork for the death certificate and asked me where his parents were born. I just sat there for a moment and thought about how someday that information will be a tiny crumb for someone other genealogist to follow. I was glad I knew the answers!