Father and Sons: My father, Michael Sarvas, behind the wheel of his beloved 1950 MG-TD, circa 1992.
My father passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:34 p.m. He had decided nine days earlier to end the dialysis that had kept him alive for the last 13 years. He was blind in one eye, deaf in one ear, and had a pacemaker. He was lucid, serene and surrounded by his family almost until the very last moment. He was free of pain, and had ample time to say everything that needed to be said. To say goodbye to a parent and to leave no unfinished business is no small thing. He was born in Budapest in 1927. He was 81.