After a workout with a personal trainer he walked to his car under the warming sunshine of a September morning. It was the day after Labor Day and he was headed back to the office after the long weekend. As he sat in the driver’s seat, the scene went black like the end of the Sopranos and Charlotte’s dad died.

It’s difficult to write about death without cliché. We’re always taken aback as we consider the finality of a life, and the degree of our shock is magnified for a life perceived as unfairly cut short. The “life’s not fair” cliché fits here.

“Owen S. Jacobs Of Sudbury Sept 4, 2007, age 38.
Beloved husband of Cathy (Pinto) Jacobs.
Father of Charlotte Calderwood Jacobs of Sudbury.”