Having recently lost my mom, it is amazing how important it is that we remember and honor a person and their life when they pass. It truly isn't in the JW culture to think of it in those terms, but it is important.
Ray Franz lived an important life. Rarely does the man who wants to be great become great. Ray simply did what all great men do, he lived a life of honesty and integrity and was true to (the real) truth.
The tributes in total that have been payed to him have been paid, not because of what he started for himself, but because of what he started for others.
If a man's greatness can be told in the lives that he influences and touches, then surely, there will never be another Raymond Franz. May we all strive to imitate the example he set.