Tina Fey's father Donald died of heart failure on October 18, the day after Tina reunited with her 30 Rock costars on Saturday Night Live. He was 82.

Donald lived in the Philadelphia area, where Tina grew up, and so the Philadelphia Inquirer published an extensive obituary of him over the weekend. The paper went out of their way to acknowledge him not only because his daughter is a famous comedy hero, but because he was a staple of the community, a retired firefighter, fundraising writer, and Korean War veteran. In addition to the perfunctory descriptions of his life and accomplishments, the obituary included some quotes from Tina. As you would expect from any loving daughter, some of what she wrote was very sweet:

Sources: The Philadelphia Inquirer