The cable crew during construction of the George Washington Bridge. My father, Allen H. Searls. is in the middle. This series of shots was uploaded on July 17, 2008, on his 100th birthday. Pop died in 1979, at age 70 of a heart attack. His mother, Ethel F. Searls, lived to 107. His sister Grace is still going strong in 2010 (as I add to this) at almost 98 years old. If Pop hadn't been a smoker, he might still be with us at almost 102.