Alice Bilz. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother entered heaven March 24, 2019 after battling multiple myeloma for many years. Her kindness and compassion touched many. Staying true to her legacy, we hope her story will help other myeloma patients.
I love you More Than Yesterday, Less Than Tomorrow!
Samuel (Sam) Franklin Doyle Sr., 81, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday July 14, 2019. Originally, from Reidsville, N.C., he’s been a long time resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sam was a deacon and a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church for 51 years.
Stella Williams Girsberger, Lake Oswego, Oregon, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 26, 2019. She had a great passion for her religion, friends and family. She also had a witty sense of humor and uncanny intuitiveness. She loved to quilt, dance, play cards, travel and garden. But most of all, her family brought her the greatest joy. She adored getting the family together and finding anything and everything to celebrate – just to get the family together. She was always the first to pitch in and help emotionally, financially and professionally. She gave so much of herself to everyone.
Thomas H. Heintzberger was born December 20, 1946, dying at the age of 71 September 18, 2018. Tom was finally diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2013 making it almost to his 5 year autologous stem cell transplant in November 2018. He went through much emotionally and physically but never had a shred of disbelief. He had tremendous faith with his oncology team. Just before his passing he developed acute myeloid leukemia. He elected to move forward and treat both cancers. Even though he had a strong will and faith, God had other plans. The liver shut down and kidney failure took his life passing quietly with family and wife at his side.
Chuck passed away on 28 August 2018, at the age of 78, after a courageous nine-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. He eventually succumbed with kidney failure after starting dialysis eight months earlier. Chuck graduated from the US Naval Academy (1963), earned an MBA at the University of Michigan, and later retired as a Captain in the US Navy. He was loved by many and deeply respected for his allegiance to his country, family, and friends.
Ann Dildy was welcomed into heaven at sunrise on Thursday, June 21, 2018. There, she was greeted by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her daughter Dani Lea, and her father Delmar Davidson. Annie was completely devoted to family, showering her love abundantly on her three children daughter Angela Michelle and sons David Christopher and Joshua Edward and five grandchildren: Ella, Anzio, Andi, Carter (CJ), and Aubriella Ann.
Frank G. Echevarria (March 10, 1934 - May 9, 2018, San Diego) Frank G. Echevarria passed away suddenly and peacefully on 5/9/18 with his loving wife Ronni by his side, along with dear friend Maggie Johnston. Frank was born in NYC to Eva and Victor Frank Echevarria.
Our friend and member, Donna Epstein's husband Al died this week. The funeral is this afternoon at Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Hollywood Hills at 3:00PM. Donna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna has asked those wishing to make a contribution in Al's memory go to the International Myeloma Foundation.
John F. Gray Jr. passed away 6/5/2018 at the age of 68. He leaves behind his wife of 46 years , Diana Gray, and children Kristin, Colleen, and Michael. Growing up, he loved taking us sight seeing , visiting historical Boston, and he enjoyed the sun whenever he could. He loved the Red Sox almost as much as his trivia game shows. But, most of all, he LOVED to eat. Having multiple illnesses, myeloma was the primary illness that sent him into ongoing doctors appointments and riddled his body with cancer. He was always volunteering his time to help others in any way he could. He would greatly appreciate all donations to help put an end to this life altering disease.
Harry was born on December 15, 1934 in Kittanning, PA, the eldest child of Harry Graham Gault and Alice Blanche Corbett. On the day he was born, the Alleghany River had flooded over, forcing the doctor who delivered him into the world to arrive by boat to the front door of his parents’ apartment.
Ned Edward Goldsmith passed away from multiple myeloma on March 10, 2018. After his diagnosis in the fall of 2016, he became a passionate supporter of research and education about this incurable cancer.
If multiple myeloma had not cut his life so short, I suspect Ned would have gone on to have another decade or two of adventure and fun.
Ken Hofmeister - we will always remember your infectious positivity that manifested through gratitude, resilience, acceptance, creativity and enthusiasm.” Written by friend, Debra Dinnocenzo.
Ken believed in the power of positive thinking. He lived his life fully with no regrets. His smile and warm nature will be greatly missed.
Bonnie S. Parker was an Angel on Earth, a smiling, loving, caring friend to everyone she met. She was a brilliant clinician and nurse, a loving and dedicated daughter to her parents, Cora Lee Cox and Paul Lindsay Sikes, a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and extraordinary administrator. She left a legacy of Tar Heel Spirit from her hometown of Greensboro NC.
Jack H. Pascale was born on August 3, 1945 in Newark, NJ. He grew up in Raritan, NJ, and graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan West High School in 1963 where he was the President of the Honor Society. Jack worked as a Mechanical Engineer with Ingersoll Rand in Phillipsburg, NJ for 18 years and later owned an engineering company, Engineering Design Services, designing rock drills. Throughout his career he obtained 9 patents for his inventions.
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Richard Christopher Siegert died peacefully surrounded by his family after a 15 month battle with multiple myeloma. Throughout his treatment, he was positive, brave and always put others before himself.