Catron wrote: My heart breaks at Eli’s passing! Since meeting him in 1973, as my dearest friend‘s father, he accepted me in fairly short order. I became like an “extra” daughter as my father had passed when I was 10. Eli stepped right in with the type of advice I so desperately needed. As I grew older, he upped his game; totally accepting me like a surrogate would. I So loved & respected him! He made a huge impact on my life, & No one could come close to filling his space. My love for him is eternal, & I will miss him greatly. My deepest condolences to all of his family, as well as deep thanks to all who allowed me into his life. I will miss him greatly!

August 18, 2020