I am Ned's brother-in-law. Ned was kind, and he was blessed with a unique style of quirkiness. He was a gentle soul with wide knowledge of information. Our conversations would range from politics to sports to movies to current events and always included the latest adventures of Misty the cat. Family was important to Ned, and he was comfortable living the quiet life in Van Wyck. Every year he would join our family for holiday meals, and they will never be the same without him. He lived a simple life, but he will be missed by many.