Victoria “Vicky” Wong

On September 5, 2021, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend lost a courageous four-year battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). In celebration of Vicky’s life and to honor her memory, we are initiating a fund-raising campaign for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Please consider making a contribution to…

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Michael James Davenport

03/18/1952 – 08/29/2021 On August 29, 2021, a cherished friend and member of our community, Michael Davenport lost a courageous twelve-month battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Michael was the loving husband to his wife Darla Davenport, and a wonderful father to his two daughters Erin and Lauren, and son,…

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Gensheng Yu

Gensheng Yu was a beloved father and husband who tirelessly worked to bring his family a better life in Canada. Born in Suzhou, China, he was the first in his family to attend university, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. After excelling at business, he immigrated to Canada in 2001 where he laid the foundation for…

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Dilip Kumar Saha

Our dear father, Dilip Kumar Saha, known as “Dil” to his family and friends passed away on Sunday, August 15th, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife Sipra, his son Soudip “Ted” and daughter-in-law Deepa, his daughter Nilova “Tina” and daughter-in-law Maria, and his grandsons Nithin and Ari. Sipra and Dil recently celebrated their…

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Susan Irene Zivanovic

Susan Irene Zivanovic (nee MacLean) passed on to eternal rest on August 12, 2021 at the age of 52 after a heroic battle with cancer in The Woodlands, TX. Born in Fergus, Ontario, Canada Susi called both Canada and Texas home and was proud to do so. Like the saying goes “Our parents saved the…

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Paula Ann Marie Conte

December 16, 1954 – July 13, 2021 On July 13, 2021, Paula Ann Marie Conte, a cherished wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, Nana, and mom, lost a courageous 14 month battle with cancer. Paula was a strong and selfless woman, who put the needs of everyone else before her own. Lovingly referred to as “Nana”, her…

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Evelyn Richardson

01/08/1938 – 6/6/2021 On June 6, 2021, Evelyn Richardson lost a courageous six-month battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called cholangiocarcinoma). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to this important initiative in Evelyn’s memory. The Richardson family thank you for honoring Evelyn’s memory by accelerating research for this devastating disease.…

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James T. Olson

James T. Olson, age 33, of Kissimmie, FL passed away on April 11, 2021 while he was on home hospice with his loving family at his side. James had metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. Born in Edison, New Jersey on January 24, 1988 to Daniel and Carol (Thomas) Olson, James grew up in South Plainfield, NJ and later…

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Libby Wolfe

After a brave 6-year fight with cholangiocarcinoma, Libby Wolfe peacefully passed away in her home with her daughter and sister by her side. Libby was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in 2015 and given 6-12 months to live.  The diagnosis and prognosis were frightening and Libby along with her loving caregiver/daughter, Abbey, immediately jumped into research mode and…

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Jeffrey L. Annis

August 28, 1954 to May 12, 2021 Born in South Bend, Jeff has always been a resident of South Bend and Mishawaka. Jeff is survived by his wife Lynn, his father Robert (Katie) Annis of Mishawaka, his mother Lorie Sefcik of Bradenton, FL, his brother Martin Annis of Anna Maria Island, FL, and his sister…

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Priscilla Marr

Priscilla Marr of Stouffville, Ontario passed away on April 15th. Born May 4th, 1960 in Nova Scotia, Priscilla was the loving wife of Neil Marr, her husband of 38 years. Mother to Julia (Dustin) and Gillian. Nana to Luther, Aidan, Lynley, Keaton, Perry, Macaulay and Neil. Sister to Peggy (Brian), John (Jocelyn), and Chris (Karen).…

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Michael J. Hunsaker

Michael J. Hunsaker was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma (Intrahepatic Bile Duct Carcinoma) in December of 2018. Prior to Mike’s diagnosis, he was pretty healthy. No high blood pressure, no diabetes, never smoked, never did drugs, wasn’t a drinker outside the occasional beer once every couple of months, never exposed to hepatitis. His only risk factor was…

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Dr. Malcolm Dorman

Dr. Malcolm Dorman, a world-renowned heart surgeon and pillar of South Florida’s Jewish community for over 40 years, tragically passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 in New York City, New York after a difficult year-long battle with bile duct cancer. He is survived by many loving friends, family, patients, co-workers, and numerous others who…

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Robert “Bob” Wesley McElroy

Robert “Bob” Wesley McElroy, age 61, went to his forever home in heaven on April 14, 2021, after a courageous 8 month battle with Stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma Cancer. He was born on July 31, 1959 to Wesley and Carol (Grant) McElroy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was given his middle name after his father. He graduated…

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Mary Ellen Hilden Chabot

Mary Ellen Hilden Chabot, 77, a retired collectibles entrepreneur who also showered her family, friends and neighbors with her gourmet meals and dessert confections, died April 12 in Bonita Springs, FL after a sudden six-week fight against cholangiocarcinoma.  In celebration of her life and to honor her memory, we are initiating a fund-raising campaign for…

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Suzanne Kamel

In March 2021, the occupational therapy department at MedStarNRH lost an amazing member of its team. Suzanne Kamel was a senior OT that brought her very best to work every day. After working at MedStarNRH for 13 years, Suzanne was a cherished mentor and friend to her colleagues. She was valued by all of the…

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Cathryn McElvaney (nee Carman)

Cathryn McElvaney (nee Carman), a proud, lifelong Philadelphian, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 2, 2021, surrounded by her family.  Cathy was the beloved wife of Gary for the past 39 years. She was the loving mother of Brian, Kevin, and Mary Kate, and proud grandmother to Brie, Maura, and Addison. Cathy was a proud…

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Gary Wayne Jarrell

April 1, 1949 – March 5, 2021 My dad was an amazing person and father.  He was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in October 2020  and he was gone in five months.  This is a devastating disease that needs more research so that medical professionals can obtain the tools they need to treat and hopefully cure it. …

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Judi Budner

Click here to contribute in the name of Judi Budner If you wish to donate by phone, please call (888) 936-6731 and speak with Laurie Kikel. If you wish to donate by mail, send check to: CCF – In honor of Judi Budner 5526 West 13400 South, #510 Herriman, Utah 84096,  USA

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Trung Nguyen

1960-2021 On March 20th, 2021, Trung passed away in the love and comfort of his home, after fighting a brave battle with cancer (intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Trung was the loving husband of Susan, and father to Michelle (Tim), Christina and Marie. His life was spent caring for others, such as his two nieces, Ty and Tien,…

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Maria Lynn Van Riper

Maria Lynn Van Riper (Del Monte) passed into Heaven on March 14, 2021, at her home in Newnan, Georgia. Her final moments here was enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon, visiting with family. Maria was born on September 23, 1963, in Van Nuys, California, the youngest of six children, to James and Helen Del Monte. Most…

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Cym Hawksworth Lowell

Cym Hawksworth Lowell passed away peacefully on February 23, 2021, surrounded by his family, after a two and a half year battle with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare but aggressive liver bile duct cancer. Cym was a devoted husband, wonderful father, loyal brother, true friend and passionate person. He loved life and lived it fully during his…

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Hilda Russell

On August 18, 2020, Hilda Russell passed away after her battle with Cholangiocarcinoma. A beloved mother to her son Andrew and wife to her husband Keith, Hilda will always be remembered for her thoughtfulness, kindness, and excellence (as well as her phenomenal cooking talent). Her sincerity, love for her family, and impact on those that knew her will never be…

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Allen E. Hill

July 20, 1936 – February 27, 2021 On February 27, 2021, a beloved husband, father and friend lost his nine month battle with cholangiocarcinoma. He was a very active retiree before his illness. He liked working outside in his gardens, traveling and golfing 2-3 times a week. In celebration of his life and to honor…

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Mary Kay Haugen

Mary Kay Haugen, 67 of Lewistown, MT passed away February 8th in Surprise, AZ following a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Mary Kay was born July 25, 1953 to Trygve and Mary Fran Haugen, the middle child of five. The early years of Mary Kay’s life were…

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Jeffrey Roger Godbee

Jeffrey Roger Godbee, 54 was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma on November 24, 2020 and on Monday, February 8, 2021 was called home to be with the Lord.  Jeff was the type of man that fought until the bitter end for what he believed in and he believed that he would be healed and live at least…

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Richard Mack

On February 8, 2021 a loving family man and friend, Richie lost a courageous two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Richie was the devoted husband to Michelle Mack and an incredible father to her two sons Brandon and Brett, and his granddaughter Mariah who comforted him in his final…

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Regina (Regi) Elizabeth Blair

February 22, 1956 – January 4, 2021 Regina (Regi) Elizabeth Blair, 64, passed away surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer on Monday, January 4, 2021. Regi met the love of her life, Dale Blair, in 1972. Although there was an immediate connection the timing wasn’t…

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Sally Hoey

On January 3, 2021, a “force of nature” Sally, lost her brief but valiant battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Sally was a loving wife to Ted for 54 years, a wonderful mother to daughter Julie (Bill) Miller, and two sons Doug (Laura) and Jay (Alicia) and “daughters at heart”…

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Albert Lewis Snedaker, III

Albert Lewis Snedaker, III, passed peacefully in Jacksonville, Florida on December 29, 2020, at the age of 62. Albert is survived by his wife, Christine Snedaker; daughter, Adriana Snedaker; son, Albert Lewis Snedaker IV; brother, Jeffery Snedaker; and sisters, Diane Snedaker Spyker and Linda Snedaker. Albert was born on May 26, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,…

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Vicki Lukawski

It’s never easy to learn that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. The unknowns can be overwhelming and the fear of loss paralyzing. Despite the shock that befell the family when we learned that Vicki was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, she responded how she has to the many challenges faced throughout her life: with…

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Ernest Wright

Together let’s continue Ernie’s legacy of generous giving by helping to improve treatment options for those diagnosed with this rare but aggressive cancer. Click here to contribute in the name of Ernest Wright If you wish to donate by phone, please call (888) 936-6731 and speak with Laurie Kikel. If you wish to donate by mail, send…

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Jingfan Huang

10/30/1963 – 12/1/2020 Jingfan Huang was a loving and quietly courageous woman who always described her life as a miracle. She came from humble roots in her beloved city of Hangzhou, China and immigrated to the US in the 1980s to obtain her PhD in analytical chemistry. To her own surprise, when she began her…

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Mark Patrick Miller

11/10/1955 – 11/24/2020 Mark Patrick Miller’s stoic battle with bile duct cancer ended on November 24, 2020 in his home in Westminster, Colorado. He was 65. Mark was born on November 10, 1955 in Denver, Colorado to parents Margaret Elizabeth Poarch and Charles Wayne Miller, both now deceased. Mark is survived by his lifelong soulmate…

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Pravinbhai Madhubhai Patel

February 24, 1951 – November 21, 2020 Lakhanpure, India On November 21st a cherished friend and member of our family and community, Pravinbhai Madhubhai Patel lost his courageous eighth month battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Pravinbhai was the loving husband to Jashubhen and wonderful and loving father to his…

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Sally Schott

Hi everyone Davis and I wanted to give you the option to donate to a cause that is very close to our hearts. As many of you know my mother, Sally, passed away 1/2020 from cholangiocarcinoma. She would have given anything to watch me marry Davis this upcoming April. She was an extremely charismatic and…

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Marianne Mowery

Marianne began life as a blonde haired, brown-eyed, youngest child of a middle class family. Being a cutie and the baby of the family, she was spoiled as only an Italian family can do. She enjoyed that status for 10 years, then, surprise! A new baby boy entered the picture and she was no longer…

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Aaron Brotman

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, Aaron J. R. Brotman, loving husband, son and father, aged 42, of Hanover, PA passed peacefully at home from Stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma. Aaron faced many health challenges in his lifetime, including severe cluster headaches, gallstones, and severe IBS after gall bladder removal, but Cholangiocarcinoma metastasized to his lungs and proved…

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Rick Stone

Rick Stone, age 65, of Suwanee, GA passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020, following a hard-fought battle with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (diagnosis October 2019). Rick grew up in Melbourne Beach, FL, and Rutherford County, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State University with degrees in Computer Science and Chemistry. His career as a Software Engineer…

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John Demetriadis

June 18th, 1955 – October 14th, 2020 In February of 2019, John was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer that affects the bile ducts and was already in the late stages. He was given approximately 8 months to live at that time, but that wasn’t good enough for him. John was determined to fight, battling…

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Edward Anthony Howard

Edward Anthony Howard was born on August 9th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Henry and Helen Howard. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 1964 with a degree in electrical engineering while also starting his 44-year long career with the U.S. Navy Lab working on naval communication systems. He earned his…

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Ingrid Tom Phillips

September 2, 1950 – March 26, 2020 Ingrid Tom Phillips was born on the sunny and friendly Caribbean isle of Trinidad in the southern and industrious city of Point Fortin as the last of 11 children. Ingrid, ever studious, matriculated through primary and secondary forms with honours and in 1967 was accepted to attend college…

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Larry Jacobs

On September 19, 2020, Larry Jacobs, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend lost his courageous three year battle with Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). He is survived by his wife Trish, daughters Lindsay and Greer, his mother Lois, sisters Sheryl and Deanne, and many family members and friends. Larry was born in Claremont, CA.…

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Barbara Ellen Clay

Barbara Ellen Clay 9/16/1937 – 8/11/2020  “A Blessed Life” Click here to contribute in the name of Barbara Ellen Clay If you wish to donate by phone, please call (888) 936-6731 and speak with Laurie Kikel. If you wish to donate by mail, send check to: CCF – In honor of Barbara Ellen Clay 5526 West 13400…

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Irene Christmann

On June 7th, 2020, our dear wife, mother, Oma, and friend, Irene Christmann, lost her fierce battle with a rare form of bile duct cancer known as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Her positivity radiated throughout her life and she spread hugs with everyone she came in contact with. Irene loved to tell stories about her time in…

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James Michael Phillips

October 17, 1963 – June 9, 2020 On June 9, 2020, James Michael Phillips, a beloved husband, father, and friend, lost his courageous battle with bile duct cancer, which was exacerbated by primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). He is survived by his wife Sheila, daughter Courtney, and son Zachary. James was born in Providence, Rhode Island…

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Richard Opalinsky

My husband Richard Opalinsky, best friend and high school sweetheart was recently diagnosed with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma April 15, 2020.  His journey was short-lived, he passed June 3, 2020.  This rare aggressive bile duct cancer metastasized to an inoperable state.  Richard’s family was devastated to learn of no cures nor that there was very little scientific…

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Toka Ball

January 26, 1969 – March 30, 2020   On March 30, 2020, Toka Ball lost a courageous 5 year battle with cancer (a rare bile duct cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma). Toka was the loving wife to Andrew Coleman and is survived by her sisters Piper Mejia, Rebecca Wickes, and parents William and Maureen. Toka had…

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Paul Holt

On May 20, 2020, Paul Holt, 54, of Frederick Maryland, lost his courageous 17 month battle with a rare bile duct cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. Paul was the loving husband of Melissa Holt and a wonderful father to his son Jamie (18) and daughter Ellie(14). In celebration of his life and to honor his memory, we…

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Alexander “Al” Marzano

Alexander Marzano “Al”, 85, Army Veteran was a native Chicagoan from the north side of the city.  He was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in February 2019 and fought hard every day.  He ended his brave battle on May 3, 2020. Al graduated high school from Waller High and joined the Army.  When returning from the service…

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Billy & Kathy

I know we were all looking forward to the fundraiser at Yankee Stadium this year. Unfortunately due to COVID, we can not guarantee that MLB games will be played, or that it will be safe to host the event in 2020. Some have asked if there would be a way to donate without attending the…

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Gilbert Daniel Sikora

Our family is saddened to announce that Gilbert Daniel Sikora passed away on April 5, 2020, after a 14 month battle with cholangiocarcinoma. Born the 5th of February in 1946, Gil grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he spent the first half of his life before moving to Florida in 1987. Gil had an illustrious…

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Linda Ann Thompson

On June 20, 2014, at the age of only 66 years young, Linda Ann Thompson graciously concluded her 2 year battle with cancer.  Linda’s heart was characterized by love and acceptance.  If you were fortunate enough to know her, you were her dear friend. Linda was ushered into heaven from home, as the love of…

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Michael P. Keefe

Mr. Michael P. Keefe, 30, beloved son of Brian and Mary Keefe, died peacefully at his home, April 1, 2020, in the loving embrace and care of his devoted parents, following a valiant battle with Cholangiocarcinoma. Born in Boston, he was the son of Brian and Mary (Upson) Keefe. He was raised and educated in…

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Michael Goepfert

Michael Goepfert, 61, succumbed to a nine-month battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, passing away on Sunday February 23, 2020 at his home in Vernon, CT. He is survived by his significant other Mary, his mother, brother, two sisters, five sons, four grandchildren, and many friends.  He was an exceptional father to his five sons who were the…

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Delfina Listorti

Age 75, of Penn Hills, born in Spignio Saturina, Italy, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at her home. Beloved wife for 55 years of Tony Listorti; beloved daughter of Pasquale Tamburrino and Inessa Stagno-Tamburrino; Loving mother of Mark (Lisa) Listorti, Mischele (Gus) Damian, Marie (Dr. Darren) Brash, and Natalie (Vito) Ferrante. Cherished Nonna…

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Kathleen Cornyn

Kathleen Cornyn, age 70, of Scituate passed away February 16, 2020 after a brief illness. Daughter to the late William and Kathleen Cornyn. Cherished sister of Barbara Serino, her late husband Thomas of Marshfield, MA and Elizabeth Harbilas, her husband Michael of Belmont, N.H. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.…

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Richard M. Miskiewicz

Rich was a loving and kind person, the best husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend anyone could have.  He was passionate about the people he loved. He loved fishing, boating, gardening, traveling and just being with people.  He will be sorely missed by everyone. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.…

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Kami Demelo

Kami Demelo passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9 surrounded by family. She fought Cholangiocarcinoma for bravely for four years. Kami had a beautiful brave soul. Kami was a nurse at Garden Park Medical Center. She loved her family, her career, and taking selfies. She lit up any room she walked in and had an infectious…

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Floyd Edgar Opperman

March 31, 1947 – January 13, 2020 Age 72, of Farmington, passed away January 13, 2020. Floyd was born March 31, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Jesse and Loretta (née Goodman) Opperman. Surviving Floyd is his beloved wife of 48 years, Judy; daughter, Mara Opperman; and siblings, Richard (the late Phyllis) Opperman, Foster…

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John F. Wright

John F. Wright, age 60, of Jackson Twp., passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 surrounded by his family. The son of the late John and Madelyn (Detts) Wright, John was born March 5, 1959 in Akron and raised in Cuyahoga Falls. John retired as a salesman from La-Z-Boy in 2014. He was a member of…

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Luis Cornejo

In honor of our beloved Luis, and in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to this wonderful organization. Luis was diagnosed with this rare form of cancer in his bile duct the week of Thanksgiving 2019. He lost his short battle with cancer on January 21, 2020. Click here to contribute in the name of…

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Carole Jane Lyttle

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 Sorensen

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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Silvia Navarro Hodlewsky

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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Abelardo Enrique Marquez

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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Martha “Martita” Octaviani

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

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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Sevan Bedikoglu

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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Peter J. Mahr

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

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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Justin S. Lee

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

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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Olga Mech

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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Janet Marie Parker

      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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Wayne McKendry

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

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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Kenneth W. Williams

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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Patty Corcoran

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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Christopher Scott Knudsen

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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Joanie Balian

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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David Smith

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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Roberta Miller

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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Mary Elizabeth Kroenung

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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Richard Thomas “Tom” Meinert II

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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In honor of Robert Bruce Brown

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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Jim Woods

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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LeAndre “Lee” Patterson

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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Rodney “Rod” Jon Wells

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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David Jude Ciorciari

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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Don Henry Kiick

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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Michael Lee Sarver

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

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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Brian Herlihy

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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Gerald Arthur Smith, P. Eng.

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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Georgann Rodgers Kiefer

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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Barbara Pfahning

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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Heather Anne Bolek

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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Ronald H. Dunlap

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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David Strader

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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