My beloved companion and dearest friend fell asleep in the Lord at 1:45 this morning, after a short struggle against an overwhelming foe, with the sweet acceptance that has characterized his gallant witness through this entire ordeal.
His brother Jan, sister-in-law Phyllis, and I were holding his hands at the moment of death.
Clay was the sort of professor you would want your children to have; sensible, funny, and conservative. He was also the friend you would want to have; courteous, loyal, and a hockey fan. There is not a day that goes by when I do not think about him. He, like many of you, is intrinsically linked with my blog.
Rest in peace, Clay. May your memory be eternal.