My father, Bebeto, Born August 22, 1916, died Dec. 26, 1979. Possibly from Guillain–Barré Syndrome.

My dad, was a renaissance man: accomplished sailor, meteorologist, oceanographer, engineer, architect, marine biologist and more. Always questioning and looking for answers. A scientist at heart. Taught us to dig deeper. Figure it out. Don't just take it at face value. The result: an inquisitive bunch of kids. This need for knowledge has even passed down to the grandchildren. He was also a great chess player. Probably, the only game he played.