Thanks to Lynley, it was brought to my attention that I never did post here that my father did indeed pass away/cross over/die. In the early morning hours of December 2.
Lest you think I am awful, horrible, callous, what have you, please remember that, though I have forgiven him, this man abused me physically for 18 years, and verbally and emotionally abused me even as lately as the last time I spoke with him. I was/am at peace with his passing because I felt nothing, by the time he died. It was a blessing.