Dad passed away on November 28, 2009 at the age of 75. The cause of death was congestive heart failure which was brought on from the condition of his lungs and a weak heart. Dad passed away 2 weeks after his 18th chemo session. His lungs were scarred from 50 years of smoking, he had emphysema and cancer had come back on the right lung (the one he had partially removed earlier in the year). He passed away approximately 8 months after being diagnosed with cancer. The surgeon said he was stage III and almost IV. We really had no idea just how little time he had left. Dad was loved and we talked every day. What a lucky man I am to have had him as my father. There are pictures of him on my smugmug web site.