Sunday, January 9, 2011
My Heart is Heavy
Today, very sadly, Vice Admiral Zech passed away and is no longer with us. I saw him last week and he was in good spirits. He was ill and weakened from his lengthy hospital stay - but his spirits were high. He was very much an old school submariner and later a surface warfare officer. My goodness, how he loved the Navy and his family. After his retirement from the Navy, he was Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He leaves behind a wonderful widow - Jo, 5 beautiful daughters and many grand children. And a very sad Shipmate who will grieve deeply and keep his memory alive in all ways that he can. Farewell Admiral Zech. Those who knew you - loved and respected you greatly. Those who didn't - missed out on a great experience.