Thanks Alan. I see that he hasn't been on the forum for a couple of months. Hopefully he just laying low and enjoying life.
Brief update on this...
I texted the number I have, but got no response.
I dropped a line to the e-mail address I have, but got no response.
Morbid as it sounds, I searched for obituaries, and I am very happy to say I didn't find any.
So we're no further along than we were a week and a half ago.