Some of you may be aware of the situation, but many of you are not, so I thought I'd post this to my blog and elsewhere to let folks know. After a three-and-a-half year battle with cancer, my father, Thomas L. Jentz, passed away on December 29. His memorial service took place this past weekend.
Initially, 3.5 years ago, the doctors gave my father an estimate of just a few months to live and he started to prepare for it at that time. Due to interventions and treatments from specialists at Georgetown Hospital and John Hopkins, he was able to far outlive those initial projections. But in the last few months of 2012, his liver started to fail and he ran out of treatment alternatives.
His wish was that his work on WWII German tanks be continued. His business partner, Hilary L. Doyle, will continue on publishing the Panzertracts publications. You can find out more at: http://panzertracts.com/.
He elected to be at home with hospice care for the last weeks of
his life. In that period, many colleagues, friends, and family members
were able to visit with him and say their good-byes.
While this was happening, I tried to keep the Washington Gardener publications and events mostly on schedule and will be playing a bit of catch up with some of our back paperwork in the coming weeks. Thank you to all who have sent their condolences and support to me and my family.