Carole Jane (Sabo) Lyttle, age 76 of Windsor, Colorado, went peacefully to her home in Heaven on Saturday Dec. 21st at the Pathways Hospice at McKee Medical Center, with her Husband John by her side. Carole was born on November 26, 1943 to Mathew and Jean Sabo in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Bay Ridge H.S.…

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Mark was the kindest of souls and everyone who met him adored him. He was the kind of gentle spirit who touched the lives of many. He was a man of great and steadfast faith. While we despair that Mark’s time on Earth was cut too short, we are also thankful for the years we…

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7/15/1967 – 11/18/2019 On November 18, 2019, a cherished friend and member of our community, Silvia Hodlewsky lost a courageous six and a half month battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Silvia was the loving wife to Andre Hodlewsky, and a wonderful mother to her two daughters Ariana and Alexis.…

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On August 11, 2018 my father lost his battle with Cholangiocarcinoma a.k.a Bile Duct Cancer. He was a warrior and never wavered in his love for life or family all the way till the end. He smiled and found something beautiful in every day. In celebration of his life and to honor his memory, I…

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On October 19, 2019, Martha “Martita” Octaviani, beloved mother of two, from Lake Mary, Florida, passed away at the age of 62. Martha was born on April 12, 1957 to Hector and Marta Octaviani in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  Martha earned degrees at the University of Puerto Rico and Seminole State College which allowed her to…

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Marie Margaret Gobl Dieckgrafe, 78, of Wichita, KS passed away on Oct 8, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by family. She was born Dec 7, 1940 in Mulberry Kansas, the daughter of Ferdinand II and Adeline Pickler Gobl.  Marie graduated from Arma High school.  Marie worked at Beech Aircraft for 37 years and was one…

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Survived By, His Wife and Children, Tania Bedikoglu and Sean & Ryan His Mother, Nuvart Bedikoglu His Sister, Gulbenk  & Sirenus Kocar His Nephews, Andre & Kevin Kocar His In Laws, Mr. & Mrs. Avedis & Geraldine Dishakjian Dear extended Families & Friends, it is the wish of the family that in Lieu of Flowers,…

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From his 3rd Half Ironman just 4 years ago to living his best life on the waters of Tampa Bay, Peter finished this race on October 6, 2019. For just over a year he battled a very rare bile duct cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma, in Peter Mahr style. Always a do-er, not just a talker, he lived…

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Debora Mae (Lankford) Waite age 49, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 31, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Debora is survived by her loving husband Rick; her parents; her children, Ashley, Tiffany, Jacqueline, Amy, Kari, Jason, Kevin and Korey; her grandchildren, Cameron, Dylan, Matthew, Rylenn, Oliver, Peighton, Aria,…

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5/1/1950 – 9/2/2019 On September 2, 2019, we lost our beloved father and husband to cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct) cancer after a 5 month battle at the age of 69. He was born in Taiwan and resided in East Brunswick, NJ for 27 years. He is survived by his wife Fengjwu Lee, his daughter Bertina and…

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Martha Ann Auble Alderman passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 31 after a brief, but hard-fought battle with cancer. She was 58. Martha was one of the kindest people you would ever meet, which she always proudly attributed to her midwestern roots. She was born on July 6, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio…

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It is with profound sadness that the family announce the passing of Olga, lifelong beloved wife, mother and grandmother and ‘mom’ to their devoted and loyal dog Olga’s love, smile, laughter and sincere warmth touched the lives of everyone she met, strangers became friends. To remember Olga for her love of people, singing and piano,…

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      September 13, 1961 – October 24, 2018 On October 24, 2018 a precious member of our community lost a heroic four-year battle with a relentless and painful cancer (an uncommon but increasing bile duct cancer called extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Janet was a dedicated employee of Advicent Solutions in Milwaukee, WI, the loving wife to wetland…

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January 23, 1943 – November 18, 2018 Wayne Elmer McKendry age 76 of Cary, NC, born on January 23, 1943 in Ionia, Michigan. The son of Elmer and Alice (Howe) McKendry. He retired from the airlines in 2003 as a senior Boeing 777 Captain at Continental Airlines. In his post retirement years, he spent time…

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Nicole Pham, was diagnosed with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma and fought until Saturday, November 10, 2018.  Nicole lived to serve others.  Being the eldest of the 3 girls in her family, she managed the family business at an early age after her father fell ill with kidney failure and his subsequent passing when she was only 19…

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April 16, 1958 – September 29, 2018 On September 29, 2018 an exceptional father, family member and friend lost a courageous 23 month battle to cancer. Ken was diagnosed with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer of the bile duct. Born and raised in Hopkins, MN, Ken was a wonderful father of three (Chris, Gabriela and…

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January 17, 1965 – September 16, 2018 Patricia M. Corcoran, 53, wife, mother, stepmother, JaJa, and dear friend to all, passed away peacefully at her home on September 16, 2018 surrounded by her husband and four daughters. Patty was born January 17, 1965 in Olney, IL, the daughter of Lewis Samuel Stoltz, Jr and Marlene…

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Please join Dana Sagona in remembering the life of Christopher Scott Knudsen as we approach the one year anniversary of his passing. Shortly after Chris celebrated his 35th birthday on September 8, 2017, he was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma. After a brief, intense battle, he passed away several weeks later on October 9, 2017. Chris’ tragic…

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On August 29, 2018, our cherished grandmother, Joanie Balian, lost a courageous eighteen month battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Joanie was the loving wife to Michael Balian, and a wonderful mother and grandmother to her two daughters, Kimberly and Christa, and her six grandchildren. In celebration of her life and…

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November 3, 1941  – July 24, 2018 On July 24, 2018, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, lost a courageous five month battle with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). David was a loving husband of 47 years to wife Noralee “Tilda” Smith and a wonderful father to children; Johanna, Dalvin, Ralston, Mayone, and Theo.…

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October 24, 1955  – May 8, 2018 On May 8, 2018, our beautiful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend, Roberta Miller, lost her courageous twenty-seven month battle with Cholangiocarcinoma (a rare bile duct cancer). Roberta was at home surrounded by her husband, Michael, daughter Janice, sons Robert and Mike, son-in-law Thomas, as well as her…

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October 31, 1969  – June 25, 2018 Mary Elizabeth Kroenung, born October 31,1969 passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in her home on June 25, 2018.   A loyal and loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend, Mary was a graduate of Texas A&M, a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and dedicated her…

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March 22, 1977  – June 19, 2018 Richard Thomas “Tom” Meinert II, 41, of Annandale, Virginia passed away on June 19, 2018 from a rare and aggressive form of cancer, cholangiocarcinoma. He was born to Mary Ann Yekinni (Rice) and Richard Thomas Meinert I on March 22, 1977. Tom is survived by his wife Julia…

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Her editor, her coach, and her biggest supporter, Robert Bruce Brown was the best father Emily could have asked for. And while they never met, Emily can only imagine how their shared love of history, appreciation for craft beer, and equally questionable cycling fashion sense (the only thing worse than seeing the man you are…

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As many of you know our family has been greatly affected by Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as Bile Duct Cancer. My husband Jim was diagnosed December 7, 2017 at stage 4. Three weeks prior to that he felt fine. It is often diagnosed at stage 4 and is also usually considered terminal. We pray that Jim…

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March 30, 1966 – September 22, 2017 On March 8 2017 LeAndre “Lee” Patterson was diagnosed at 50 years old with Stage III Bile Duct Cancer. Before leaving the hospital, Lee had a st​e​nt put in his right Bile Duct to relieve him of Jaundice. A few weeks later, March 30th, 2017 he turned 51.…

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May 6, 1954 – February 21, 2018 Rodney “Rod” Jon Wells of Rockingham, VT passed away Feb 21st in Port Charlotte, Florida after a 3 year battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer. Rodney was born in Lebanon, NH on May 6, 1954.  He graduated from Hartford High School in 1972 and obtained his master electrician’s…

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Date of Birth: June 13, 1956 Date of Ordination: May 19, 2007 Date of Death: January 23, 2018 To My Loving Husband & To Our Beloved Father: It is with great heartache that we had to say goodbye to the best man we have ever known.  Dad, we watched you fight one of the hardest…

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May 17, 1959 – January 7, 2018 Don Henry Kiick, 58, of Colorado Springs, died peacefully at home with his family, on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a brief but courageous battle with a rare form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. To provide resources in research, education and public awareness, the family requests that donations be…

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April 14, 1950 – December 21, 2017 Mike Sarver passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on December 21st, 2017. Mike was born April 14th, 1950 to Charles and Lorraine Sarver. He grew up in Port Orchard and graduated from South Kitsap High School. Mike married his wife Maureen Olsen on December 12, 1981.…

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Kerry Garrett, a beloved member of the Gettysburg College Athletic Training Staff and Department of Athletics, passed away quietly at her home with loved ones by her side on Nov. 16, 2017. Garrett was 40 years old. Garrett was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in June 2016. With…

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October 11, 1970 – October 14, 2017 Brian Herlihy succumbed to cholangiocarcinoma on Oct. 14, 2017 after a long and courageous battle. Brian, a native of North Carolina, grew up in Florida before moving to Taylors a few years ago.  Throughout his cancer diagnosis, Brian would post regular updates and talk with friends on his Facebook…

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May 12, 1937 – November 4, 2017 Surrounded by his family, “Gerry” passed away peacefully at his St. James home in the early morning of Saturday, November 4, 2017, at age 80. Gerry was born in Winnipeg and later moved to St. James, where he attended St. James Collegiate and met Carolyn, his wife of 59 years. They married while Gerry was…

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January 8, 1951 – October 24, 2017 Georgann Rodgers Kiefer passed from this life at the age of 66 on October 24th, 2017 after a valiant and enduring fight with cancer.  She was born January 8th, 1951 to Margaret Sheppard Schirmer and George H “Buddy” Rodgers, who precede her in death. Born in Austin, Texas,…

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November 17, 1936 – October 17, 2017 On October 17, 2017, our mother lost her year-long struggle with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare type of bile duct cancer. She was a smart, funny, stoic, stubborn, and tough old cookie to the end. Barbara was born and raised in the midwest, but eventually moved to California with her…

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February 14, 1961 – October 16, 2017 Heather was born on Valentine’s Day 1961 in Honolulu, HI to James and Margaret McDonald. After growing up in southern California and graduating from CSU, Long Beach, she met the love of her life, Rod Bolek, while promoting chicken littles for KFC in Washington. A selfless daughter, sister,…

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June 11, 1952 – October 9, 2017 On October 9, 2017, a cherished husband, father, and friend, Ronald Dunlap lost a valiant six month battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Ronald was the loving husband to Ellen and father to his beloved Erin. It was with great shock when Ron…

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February 24, 1955 – October 1, 2017 David Strader, 62, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Oct. 1, 2017 after a courageous battle with bile duct cancer. Dave’s passion for sports began at early age. An avid basketball player and member of the 1972-73 Glens Falls High School team,…

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William Dithomas July 23, 1950 – September 2, 2017 We look at our father and see an incredible, funny, caring man. I don’t think there is anyone that could even compare to him…  He is and always has been such a great father, husband, papa, uncle, nephew, friend & brother in so many ways! There…

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Farid N. Kutayli February 10, 1944 – July 18, 2017 Dr. Farid Kutayli fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday July 18, 2017.  Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend. Farid N. Kutayli was born on February 10, 1944 in Haifa, Palestine to Nour and Asma (Hanna) Kteily. Farid graduated from the American University of Beirut…

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Katherine Byrnes Those who know Katherine Byrnes understand that she has two very different sides to her personality: reserved, caring, generous, sweet, incredibly knowledgeable physical therapist and loud, hilarious Brooklyn girl who is full of energy and surprises. That’s why so many people love her. As you all know, this past year Katherine was diagnosed…

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George Nelson Schramm, Jr. George Nelson Schramm, Jr., 84, of Lake Wylie, SC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017, surrounded by family. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late George Nelson Schramm, Sr., of Cumberland, MD, and Pauline Hill Schramm of East Liverpool, OH, George is survived by his loving wife of almost…

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Mark James Ferguson February 26, 1963 – May 13, 2017 Mark James Ferguson, 54 passed away, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at Tacoma General Hospital, he was in declining health since being diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer), in February 2017. He was born, on February 26, 1963, to the late Mary Ellen McCormack-Ferguson and…

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Elizabeth Wood Knapp March 3, 1943 – June 20, 2017 Elizabeth Wood Knapp, a pioneer in online interactive computer software, angel investor, and philanthropist, passed peacefully in her home in Edwards, Colorado, with her husband Bud by her side. She was 74. In addition to her husband Bud, Betsy is survived by her brother James…

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Joseph W. Jarsulic Joseph W. Jarsulic, age 60, born and raised in Kansas City, KS, passed away on May 17, 2017 after a courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma. Joe was born to Jack and Helen (Fabac) Jarsulic on March 15, 1957 in Kansas City, KS. He attended Blessed Sacrament grade school, and graduated from Bishop Ward…

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Annie White Annie White, age 52, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at University California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, CA after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer. She was born April 19, 1965, in Seattle, WA to Edmund and Meg (O’Brien) Raftis. She was a 1987 graduate of Georgetown University and received…

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Salle Thomson August 12, 1953 – March 20, 2017 On March 20, 2017, Salle Thomson, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, lost her courageous fifteen month battle with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer. She was sixty-three years old. The great loves of Salle’s life were her husband, Kurt, and children, Kyle and Ben.…

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Zenia Williamson-Leone August 26, 1941 – February 23, 2017 On February 23, 2017, a cherished friend, dedicated mother, and faithful wife went to her reward in heaven after a valiant 3 month battle with a rare form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. Zenia was a loving wife and companion to Frank Leone, and a wonderful mother to her…

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Lota McCollough August 17, 1942 – December 7, 2016 Lota McCollough was born on August 17, 1942 in Stockton, CA. She spent most of her childhood in Newport Beach, CA. During high school she began dating and married Jim McCollough on September 5, 1958 and they moved to Tucson AZ, where Jim attended the University…

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Donald William Benkendorfer, Jr. A Life Well Lived Donald William (Donny) Benkendorfer, Jr., 57, beloved husband, adoring father, proud PawPaw and devoted son passed away on December 3, 2016 peacefully, after a fierce fight against Bile Duct Cancer. Donny’s intense will to live, unwavering faith in his Savior, and the love, support and prayers of…

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Edna Ruth Kern December 31, 1945 – October 14, 2016 Edna Ruth Kern, passed peacefully with her daughter, Renee and son-n-law, Scott by her side on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 70 after a 2.5 year battle with a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. A Celebration of Life to honor…

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Steven Smart September 30, 1957 – August 15, 2016 Steven Smart, Age 58 Of Springfield, NE. Died Monday, August 15, 2016. Steve was born September 30, 1957, son to Patricia Abboud Smart. Steve married his beloved wife Colleen Kennedy in 1983. Steve grew up in Omaha attending Holy Name and Cathedral High School. He followed…

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Patti Hanson June 24, 1956 – June 2, 2016 On June 2nd, 2016, a beloved wife, cherished sister and member of our community, Patti Hanson lost a courageous battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Patti was the loving wife to Dale Hanson, and a wonderful sister to Diana, Cindy, and Craig.…

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Charles E. Phillips August 14, 1957 – May 8, 2016 Charles was diagnosed in 2012 with a rare mixed tumor -Cholangiocarcinoma and Hepatocellular carcinoma. After surgery, he was in remission for 3 years. The aggressive cancer returned and Charles lost his battle in May 2016. Charles was a loving husband and father to 3 adult…

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Thom Allen Thom was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma March, 2014 and passed away April 20, 2016. Through his treatments he remained positive and hopeful. Earlier in his life he served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a true hero and in his 4 grandson’s eyes he truly was Captain America. Thom was a loving…

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Lisa Marie Battaglia-Schwartz December 31, 1960 – February 9, 2016 Mrs. Lisa Marie Battaglia-Schwartz, a resident of Andover, formerly of Sudbury and beloved wife of Dr. Steven Schwartz, passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Tuesday evening, February 9, 2016. She was 55 years old. She fought cholangiocarcinoma with courage and…

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Melissa Manza We lost a special friend on February 6, 2016 when Melissa Manza passed away from complications of cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer. Missy was the loving wife of Dave Manza, and a wonderful mother to her son Sam; she was the beloved daughter of Maureen and Steve Johnson and dear sister to…

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Michael Foulkes (Mike) June 21, 1967 – November 25, 2015 Michael Foulkes passed away after a rich, fulfilled but too short life on the 25th Nov 2015, 18 months after the diagnosis with cholangiocarcinoma. Mike was the beloved and wonderful husband of Maureen Murphy, treasured brother of Heather Ives, and cherished friend and family member…

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Juliana Roberta Sacilotto September 4, 1953 – November 28, 2015 Juliana Roberta Sacilotto, age 62, died peacefully at home on November 28, 2015 with her husband by her side.  In passing, she was surrounded by her family and friends in love and prayer.  Juliana was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 4, 1953 to Richard…

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Cindy Irene Fike Wright February 14, 1959 – October 20, 2015 Mrs. Cindy Irene Fike Wright died after a brief, courageous journey with liver bile duct cancer. She passed away on October 20, 2015 at her home in Cornelius, North Carolina at the age of 56 with her family by her side. Some of her last…

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Ysidra R. Vasquez March 15, 1943 – October 20, 2015 Ysidra R. Vasquez was born to Ysidro and Natalia Rodriguez on March 15, 1943 in Dallas Texas. She battled for three years against Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). On Oct 20, 2015, she entered eternal happiness with God, our Father. She was a housewife for her husband of 49 years, Rudy and…

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D. John Feek, II January 24, 1943 – October 11, 2015 On October 11, 2015, John Feek lost a courageous four and a half month battle with a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. John was the loving husband to Sherry Feek for close to 50 years, a wonderful father to his children Brad…

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Anne Glenister Crowe June 17 1967 – October 2, 2015 Anne Glenister Crowe, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 2, 2015, at her home in Sunnyvale, CA. During her brief 48 years, Anne touched the lives of so many. Friends and family will cherish memories of Anne’s kindred, uplifting and giving nature.…

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Elizabeth Mary Entersz July 25, 1946 – June 7, 2015 On Sunday, June 7, 2015, Elizabeth Mary Entersz lost her 9 month battle with Cholangiocarcinoma. Liz was a beloved wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother, and a friend to many. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you honor Liz’s memory by donating to the Cholangiocarcinoma…

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11/25/1967 – 11/12/2014 On November 12, 2014, a cherished friend and member of our community, Andrea Scott lost a courageous eighteen month battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Andrea was the loving wife to Financial Engines employee Jason Scott, and a wonderful mother to her two sons William and Andrew.…

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Tad Diedrich Theodore Anthony Diedrich died at the age of 59 at his home in Estes Park, Colorado on December 11, 2014. He was a wonderful husband to Samantha for twenty-eight years and a caring father to his daughter, Erin. He took time off from his career in banking to make sure she had a…

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