Everyone: Tom wanted me to share this with you. Some of you met Riley in our Factory Showroom and some of you know him from our About Us page and Tom's blog posts. We're sorry to share such sad news, but we thought you would want to know.
To my friends and Riley's friends . . .
I know some of you are getting this sad news a little late - sorry about that.
After a relatively quick decline (likely from leukemia), Riley passed peacefully the morning of Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, on a beautiful grassy hill near my house.
To say I will miss him falls so short of the truth: he's been my almost constant companion for over a dozen years - at work, on hikes, at parties. He was such a sweet and gentle person, and the sort of authentic gentleman I can only aspire to be.
For those of you who were fortunate enough to have met Riley around the store or the factory, please remember him with a kind thought.
He was my best friend, my better half, my hero.