I have sad news to report. I just had lunch with a friend who is acquainted with the family, and she told me that JR had passed away late this summer.
Thank you to those who have offered to send cards, and to those who sent cards earlier..
A special thanks to DancingRain who spent some time locating a FaceBook page for JR.
As she commented, we know that he no longer suffers and is in a better place.