Flying Tiger Line Pilots Association
July 24, 1923
March 16, 2001
I just took a look at the new picture of Inky and I picked up Inky's
ashes this past Wednesday. Myself and Colleen Gilligan will be going out to
sea sometime next week to distribute Inky's ashes over the ocean as this was
his wish. Colleen and I were friends of Inky, I've known him about 15
years. We were also his caregivers during the last year of his life. I
lived with Inky at his home and took care of all his personal affairs. The
picture on your site Shad picked up from me a couple of weeks ago.
I have to say that Inky was one of the nicest men I've known and helping him
through the most trying time of his life, though difficult, was a very
rewarding experience for myself, and, for Colleen. Inky displayed a grace
and dignity that was exemplary in the face of the most challenging of life's
circumstances. I found him to be an inspiration in regard to his kindness,
and, his desire to live as long as he could. He fought the good fight
regardless of the inevitable conclusion. I was closest to him during this
time and have a great deal of respect for the courage I witnessed.
I'm currently staying on working on Inky's home to prep it for being put on
the market. I should be here another couple of months.
If there is any further information I can provide, please let me know.
Thanks very much.
-Bill KleinBack To Memorials