A while back, I published a link to a PDF download of my eulogy for Dad.
This is a link to John's eulogy. It's accompanied by a great photo of Dad and John, shown below.
Some of what John wrote:
It was a good eulogy, John.
Hi Dad. It’s John. “Big John!” as you bellowed out my whole life...
I have been taking stock of my own life, in relationship to yours, and reflecting on where I go from here … in carrying out the part of your legacy that is mine now to move forward.
Dad, I thank you. You were a warrior of the heart and an amazing romantic and dreamer. I will never forget when, just ten years old, you led our family all the way to Paris, to the Louvre, to stand below one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world -- the Winged Victory –- that all powerful feminine tribute to a sea battle…where you, Dad, told Doug and me of your wish that we would see “her … the Victoire” every morning on our way to school such that we would grow up to be strong and confident men. What an impression that has made on my life … still, here and now, almost forty years later.
— Doug Davidoff