Damn... what a cluster. Poor guy couldn't live in peace in his last days. With these type of endings, I like to see the greedy family members written out of the Will and Living Trust, assuming there is one.
I had similar things happen in my family.. people show their true character during these moments.
Yes,the sad part of this all is how the family,specifically the step mom is handling it.When my grandmother passed she had a lot of jewelry that was to be passed down to the three sisters.My grandfather did some type of grab bag thing to make sure it was given out evenly.i guess this way it was fair but i think its sad they couldent handle it like grown ups without a grab bag type setup.But it kept the peace I suppose.