I am not even sure how to express the odd combination of sadness and relief I feel in sharing the news that my dad, Hal Kaltman, passed away this morning. We got the call shortly after 5:00am that he had gone to sleep for the last time.
Many phone calls have been made, but if you are reading it here first, then I apologize for the impersonal manner in which you are learning of Dad’s passing.
This last adventure with dad started 4 weeks ago today with a trip to the ER for what we all assumed was pneumonia. What we then experienced, reveled in and endured over the next 4 weeks was nothing short of astonishing.
Dad left this place knowing he was loved and making sure he left you all knowing the same thing. When I had my final goodnight with dad, I expressed that while he lost this battle, it was clear he had won the war leaving behind a legacy of love and it would be noted and known that he went down swinging.
As we requested last night, please take a moment to leave a comment with how you knew Dad, what he want to you and a one word descriptor for him. We will use this info at his memorial services.
There will be services held in both LA and Vegas. Details will be posted here in the next day or two.
Thank you all for your love and support of our Hal.