She is also survived by her beloved pet, Abigail The Wonder Dog. She was predeceased by her father Samuel Silver. Earlene T. Earlene is survived by her husband Frank Babbitt, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Mark Alan Lashley. Working, fishing and cooking were Marks biggest passions in life. He loved to fish. He enjoyed cooking and was a great cook with a passion for gourmet foods. Mark had an extensive group of friends, Most of whom he has known for 30 plus years and some longer than that.
Mark will be missed by all of his family and friends. Dorothea F. She is survived by her son Mark Leimkuehler and his wife Cathy and daughter Jill Leimkuehler-Mazgaj and her husband David; her three grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and brother Dale Hirschy. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Roy Leimkuehler. Harold Kalbfleisch. Harold was preceeded in death by his beloved wife Elaine Schlee of 53 years. Harold owned Birmingham Cleaners for 52 years.
Services pending. Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice of your choice.
Frances Windon. Frances "Franny" A. Fran was married to the love of her life, the late Ralph C. Windon for 43 years and they resided in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Fran was a devoted mother and Nana: she had a special relationship with her grand kids and loved spending time with family and friends. Fran was known for her love of reading and working jigsaw puzzles, but will be most remembered for telling " the stories of her life" and her sense of humor.
Fran's lifetime was dedicated to helping and taking care of others, she always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger. Fannie Gay Timon. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home. James Howard Noe. Jim knew his wife Margaret since where they graduated High School together.
Their paths took different turns and eventually they married in Jim drove for Armellini Express Lines for twenty plus years. He received the Million Mile Safety Award for no accidents. Jim always had a positive outlook on life. He was a kind person and always had a smile on his face. Jim was also a man that was very strong in his faith. Richard E.
He was a longtime business owner. After retirement, he moved to Palm City, FL were he has spent the last 25 years with his bride. Some of his passions in life were photo editing, wood carving, and restoring classic cars. He was well versed in computers and technology. Kathy Butcher. Kathy passed away at her home in Stuart, FL with her husband at her side, after a long illness. Kathy was active at her church, St. Kathy loved animals and children, but was absolutely passionate about teaching. She brought many new and innovative ideas into her classroooms.
Kathy fought anything that interfered with a child's opportunity to learn. She was instrumental in getting clean drinking water at South Fork High School, when the water supply was contaminated with lead in the early 's. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Kathy can be made to the St. Vivian Clara Doege. Vivian was a homemaker and mother her whole life and enjoyed the simpler things in life but she enjoyed her sewing. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence T. Sharon Sharrie Vandenberg Skerven.
She always wanted to help others and to make every celebration special and spend as much time with family as possible. She was a friend to animals and the earth. Some of her most special times were spent in Hayward, WS on Spring Lake at the cabin with her family. She leaves behind her loving cat, Tinsel. Memorial donations in loving memory of Sharrie can be made to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast www. Kathleen H. Nagel Butcher. Edwin Jay Stuart. He passed peacefully into eternity on November 18, at his residence in Stuart.
After graduation from Pahokee High School in he continued his studies at the University of Florida and after graduation he then joined the Navy. While stationed in San Diego he met the love of his life Margaret Delano and they were married on August 25, Edwin was a lifelong student-he loved to read and learn and earned a law degree as well as a Masters Degree from University of Florida and later a PhD from Florida State.
They were happily married until her death in July He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Edwin loved the Lord and was excited to get to Heaven. Kanner Hwy. Stuart, Florida Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at www. Bruce A.
Captain Bruce A. Ungar of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on November 15, after a hell of a fight against lymphoma. He was charter fishing Captain. Patrick Miner. Patrick J. Prior to retiring he was an Electrician with I. Electrical Union for many years. Patrick served proudly during WWI in the U. Patrick was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary "May" Paternostro Miner.
Patrick loved to go boating and fish, loved a good treasure hunt at the local flea markets and the local Salvation Army. Whenever he drove he always had a plan for the day of what he wanted to accomplish. Patrick loved to cook and was very proud of his Italian Heritage. Kanner Hwy Stuart, FL. Toney R. William Toney Richard Edwards, 74, restaurateur, designer, and yachtsman died of pancreatic cancer at home in Stuart, Florida, on Saturday, November 10, He is survived by his wife, Maggie Hopp, younger sister Sherri Bilson, and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and older sister, the Rev. Judy Nelson. There, at the hands of an old-school waiter, he sampled several dishes he had never heard of nor tasted before. Academically trained in technical theater and design at UT and Yale University, he worked at theaters in Rochester, Minnesota, and Atlanta. He also joined the Durst Organization for whom he managed more than sixty buildings in Manhattan and stabilized seven historic theaters on West 42nd Street in the early s.
It was through his work with the Durst Organization that he met Maggie, a photographer, whom he married in after a decade-long courtship. In addition to food, wine he served as vice president of the Ordre des Compagnons du Beaujolais and community, Toney was a skilled blue-water sailor and a member of the New York Yacht Club and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, where he was an active racer and winter frostbiter.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to U. Sailing Center of Martin County, Inc. Indian River Dr. Irving M. Levin, 95, died peacefully at his home in the Summerfield community, on Thursday, November 8, with his wife of 41 years the former S. Frances Kelley, at his bedside. He participated in numerous projects including testing the first inertial guidance system.
Kenneth A. Green died peacefully at his home in Hobe Sound, Florida, on Wednesday evening, November 7, , at the age of He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Esther Green; his sister Winifred; hisbeloved wife of 49 years, Betty; and his wife Delores with whom he spent 12 loving years. He served in the U. Ken was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church now Community Bible Church for more than fifty years serving as song leader, Sunday school superintendent, and board member for many of those years.
Working with the Gideons International was an integral part of his life; Ken was a member for over forty years serving in the Broome County camp in New York as well as the Martin County camp in Florida. He held several offices and participated in Bible distributionsin hospitals, high schools, New York city street corners, and even in South Korea. He frequently supplied music at the Binghamton City Rescue Mission and participated in jail ministry on a regular basis. The Lord was the center of his life and his first priority was to serve Him. The family will receive visitors this Sunday afternoon November 11 at P.
The viewing will be immediately followed by a funeral service at P. Matthew Ellison officiating. Box , Washington , D. Kenneth B. Ferrin,53,of Hobe Sound, passed away Thursday, November 8, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Kenny, as he was affectionately known as, had many outside hobbies. He loved being on the water, taking photographs and just enjoying the outdoors life. He was a wonderful billiard competitor and played on many leagues.
Kenny made it to the the Las Vegas Billiard Championship. Most of all, Kenny loved and adored his family. He is predecesed by his brothers Robbie Allen and Randy. Jennifer Anne Wren. After graduating from St. Jennifer returned to Stuart for a brief period and then moved to Boston, MA. She lived in the the Beacon Hills section of Boston for ten years, returning to Stuart area in the summer of Jennifer was very much loved and will be greatly missed and always remembered by her father and her family, as well as her many friends in the Boston and Stuart areas.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at www. Sandra Feeley. In the Cape Cod, MA. Sandy retired from teaching in As a child she lived in Avon, MA. She had lived in Sharon, MA. She and her husband Paul had been a snowbirds coming to Jensen Beach since She was so proud of raising her 3 sons. She is predeceased by her sister Carol. Port St.
Lucie, Florida. Stuart, FL. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be found at www.
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Patricia Still. Patti as she is fondly known as, was a true artist. She worked with many mediums such as oils, pencils, paper art and photography. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Patti can be made to the First United Methodist Church, S. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by vising www. Noreen Trenoweth. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and lived most of her life, Noreen came to Martin County to be close to her loving daughter Zelle and her family.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Claudia and her husband Jimmy and grandson Craig and many relatives in South Africa. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 hears Charles and and son John and daughter Mavis. LaDon M. As a young woman, she attended MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis, where she developed her passion for singing. It is there where she met her husband of 53 years, Wally Johnson deceased. They sang together at over events, including TV and charity benefits.
Her devotion to Wally and her passion for music inspired many. LaDon enjoyed an active life including tennis, skiing, and golf. The Mariner Sands Chapel Choir and the game of Mahjong brought her many special friendships and great joy over the years. LaDon was an optimistic woman, always striving for the best in life for herself, Wally, and others.
She is survived by her brother James and his wife Barb of Brainerd, Minnesota, along with many nieces and nephews, in-laws, special friends, and extraordinary caregivers. Harry G. Fritz, Jr. Harry G Fritz, Jr. He served for 7 years, Harry was involved with many veterans organizations. Harry was a wonderful husband of 36 years to his best friend Gail Fritz. Harry was an avid animal lover, and is also survived by his three dogs Lucky, Misty, Dakota, and three cats Lexie, Cally and Hannah.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Harry can be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Kanner Highway, Stuart, Fl. Thomas A. Thomas "Tom" A. Haack, 74,passed away Thursday, October 18, , peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Ernest R.
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Ernest Richard "Ernie" Swanson, 74, of Stuart, Florida, died peacefully October 14, with his wife and children by his side. Ernie was a musician, vocalist, instructor and entertainer and began his career at the age of 11 as a child actor in off-Broadway productions. He switched his interest to music in his teens and played with and backed up top recording artists, in addition to leading his own band, The Crescents for over 30 years.
He is also survived by Eve Farley. Timothy D. Today we said goodbye to our friend and family member Timothy Dwayne Melton Koehn. From an early age it was apparent that Tim had a love affair with the water. His life was spent living and working on and around the sea. Timmy leaves behind his family and friends to cherish his memory. We would like to thank the staff of Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL for being so caring and taking amazing care of Timmy in his final days. We would also like to thank all of his friends who stopped in to share time with Timmy over the past week. His family appreciates all of your kind words and support.
Most of all we want to give special thanks to Timmy's very closest friends and super-brothers, Brett and Todd. Your love and support of Timmy has been truly amazing. A celebration of life with friends and family will be held at a later date.
As soon as we have finalized the details, they will be shared on Tim's Facebook page. Charlotte Rose Blackner. Charlotte had a successful career in the insurance industry. She retired from Sedgwick James where she worked as an Administrative Manager. Charlotte is survived by her sisters, Mary Jane and Linda and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Kathleen Bell. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a. William Moscatello. William Moscatello, 76, of Stuart, Florida, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 10, surrounded by his family.
William was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and adventurer who enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, and flying. His greatest passion was boating, and he spent many happy summers and weekends at sea with his family and friends. Most important to William was his family, who miss him greatly. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in William's name to Treasure Coast Hospice at treasurehealth.
Dennis Wright. He was surrounded by his loving devoted mother, daughters, granddaughters and sister Pauline. He worked 33 years in the Oil Field. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Jennifer Stroud will be officiating. Frederick L Shreves. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Virginia and his brother, Melvin Pete. Joseph Patrick Deisler. He was born March 28, to Edward G. Joe attended St. As his passion was always sports, he left the family business and built his first Bowling Center State Lanes in He held the recognition of having the 1 Summer Bowling program in the United States.
When Joe sold his first 3 Bowling Centers in , all 3 ranked in the top five percent in lineage in the nation. He pioneered the modern game of bowling in Saginaw where he was the first to install synthetic lanes and computerized automatic scoring. His techniques and promotions were so successful that many have been copied at other centers around the country.
He established a youth scholarship fund and was proud to have been able to aid in furthering the education of many young bowlers. His love for football never ceased and he continued to follow his favorite teams. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Gwendolyn Northrup Deisler. He was a great mentor to so many, and his wisdom will live on. Norma Walton. Norma W. Walton, , of Stuart, Florida passed away on Friday, September 14, Norma was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and animal lover whose kindness and gentle soul enriched all who knew her.
Before her passing she forged a year old trail of love, laughter, generosity, compassion, wit, and wisdom. She loved comfy slippers, housecoats with big pockets, big band music, pianos, violins, opera, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Twinkies, cooking, baking, traveling, knitting, needlepointing, and bourbon sours with buffalo shrimp from The Black Marlin.
She loved reading so much the Library for the Blind had trouble keeping up with her talking book orders. She had a wonderful smile and absolutely loved laughing inappropriately at every given opportunity. In addition to her parents Norma was predeceased by her beloved brother George M.
Friends may gather prior to the service from 2 PM till time of Services. Internment will take place at a later date in Campbell, NY. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in her name to Treasure Coast Hospice, as their compassion brought her great comfort over the past three years. Kanner Hwy Stuart Florida Friends may gather prior to the service from 2pm until the end of the service. Kenneth Lincoln Schlamp. His early education was on Staten Island. From he served in the U. Navy as an aerographer on weather ships in the North Pacific.
Schlamp was a partner in Carstens Electrical Supply Co. Schlamp was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed skiing and tennis with his family at their Vermont vacation home for many years. He was also blessed with two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, we thank you for any donations given in Mr. Mary A. Wray died surrounded by her family August 31, of pneumonia at the age of A loving mother and wife, Mary will be missed especially for her easy smile and heart-warming welcome.
She is survived by her husband Jerry D. Wray and his wife Kim, granddaughter Samantha Slater and her husband Eric, and two great-grandchildren.
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Please send donations to www. Dick Genthe. Genthe Dick was born on October 27, and passed away on Wednesday, September 12, of a prolonged illness with his family by his side. A native of Wyandotte Michigan, he entered the family automobile dealership business which began in in the late forties. The opportunity arose in to purchase the local Chevrolet dealership, which he did. In he moved that store to its current location in Southgate, MI which thrives to this day.
It is currently led by his great grandchildren, the 4th generation of Genthes in the business. Dick was always held in the highest of regard by his peers and was a source of great counsel to his fellow dealers. When he became less actively involved in the business and became a Florida resident, he found new loves.
A very faithful Christian he always was very active in the churches to which he belonged and would not miss a Sunday service except when skiing. He grew up in the First Congregational Church of Wyandotte, attended Grosse Ile Presbyterian most of his life, and the highlight of his week for the past five years has been Palm City Presbyterian Church. In fact it was a most excellent day when he could do all four. David C. Inurnment will be private. Jack Timmerman.
Jack was a lifelong automobile enthusiast. As a teenager he built a Ford Coupe. Jack was an avid boater, fisherman and clammer. Most places he lived were always on the water or coast. Jack was a Boston Red Sox Fan and he and his wife enjoyed extensive cruising and traveling. After retirement, Jack played lots of golf with his friends. Online condolences, expressions of sympathy and funeral service dates can be made or found by visiting www. Jamie Lea Ward. She was pre-ceded in death by her father, Raymond Ward.
At this time we will be celebrating her life in New Jersey over the Holidays. If you would like to make a donation in her name to any Addiction and Health Treatment Centers or Any Hospice Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Kanner Hwy Stuart Florida 1 Arthur W. Peterson, Sr. He later became an an Airline Pilot for Braniff Airlines for many years.
He was of the Baptist faith. Friends may visit prior to the service from am to am. Military Honors of the U. Robert Kelly Cook. The family moved to Fortville, Indiana where he attended local schools until his Sophomore year when he transferred to Scecina High School in Indianapolis. In high school he stayed busy with Cross Country and School Leadership programs until graduation in Upon their graduation in they returned to Fortville.
Kelly worked and later owned Abrasive Products while Cheryl taught and coached at the local high school. Kelly "temporarily retired" as he would later say many more times after their move. He loves to fish, teach others to fish, and build rods to catch those fish. Boats and trucks came and went but his love of fishing never faltered. He is fortunate to enjoy 17 fishing trips to Costa Rica and many weeks spent at the Big Pine Key Fishing lodge with countless nights underneath the Bahia Honda Bridge all with the intent of hooking, jumping and catching his favorite fish, Tarpon. Kelly is a special guy with a quick wit.
He is a straight shooter, good friend, great father, and a wonderful husband of 50 years. His spirit will guide us forever. Visitation is from am. Casual attire with colors especially blue , Hawaiian and fish patterns are encouraged. For memorial contributions, the family has designated the American Cancer Society, Hospice or Bonefish and Tarpon Trust another helping hand in the ongoing water management crisis.
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Norah Kathleen Murphy Bigelow. Preceded in death by her husband and childhood sweetheart, John G. Bigelow, and a brother, Jerome Murphy. Flowers gratefully declined. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. She could inhale her own ascension. Rising, rising, rising, On new wings, Not the smashed and broken ones that had tethered her to earth too long Unbound at last and rising, rising, rising, She looked into what seemed to be the pink salt glow of an emerging sunrise.
As the radiance expanded, she saw the familiar sails. She looked behind her. It was black and uninviting. With a tentative frisson of urgency, she tested her wings, paused. Rising one last time with new certainty, she flew, with a new and joyous heartbeat, Toward the quivering sails. Brian Craig Albrecht. Brian Craig Albrecht, 30, of Denver, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 3, in Riverside, California as a result of injuries sustained while doing what he loved best, speed paragliding. Brian always lived life to the fullest.
He enjoyed doing anything outdoors in the fresh air and blue skies. Audrey Ruth Hanlon. Predeceased by her parents, Albert A. Montet, she is survived by her devoted husband, Thomas F. She held multiple positions there, ultimately retiring as a benefits specialist. She was also a devoted homemaker, and created a loving and welcoming home for her husband, children, and guests. Family and friends will attest to her unfailing thoughtfulness of sending greeting cards for almost every occasion. She was an avid collector of books, and was a lifelong voracious reader. Many represent classic characters in literature, historic figures, and places she had visited.
She was also fond of baskets, china, pottery, and crystal, and had a shrewd eye for adding pieces to her collections. Once retired, Mrs. Hanlon traveled often, usually with her husband, and sometimes with other family members. She visited most of the countries of Europe, islands of the Caribbean, and much of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
She enjoyed tours and cruises especially, because of the social engagement these kinds of travel facilitate. Margarita S. Krause June 21, — August 25, Margarita Krause, was years young, residing at Stuart Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Stuart, Florida, when the full moon guided her journey into the realm of Heaven on Saturday, August 25, She was a remarkable, extraordinary woman with a life worthy of a novel.
She was a competitive swimmer in school, a sun lover and was consistently being chased out of the sun by her shade-loving mother. At age 19, she met Albert Swasey at a ballroom dance in Havana while he was visiting Cuba for a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute reunion. Here was her long awaited ticket to adventure, the world out there and escape from the confines of the island!
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And so began her adventures with the handsome Navy Lieutenant from New York. Margarita was a passionate, vibrant, complex woman, a devoted, fierce mother and Commander of the household and kids. She was an accomplished seamstress and her many embroidery, crochet and crewel work creations were amazing works of art. What do I think of it?
Compellingly lovely. In particular, it reminds me of the time I thought I was experiencing precognition. It was At that time I was on the staff of the National Symphony Orchestra, which has for decades given free outdoor concerts at the U. Capitol for enormous crowds. It bothered me a LOT that the orchestra itself was marginalized. So I was grumpy, working at these television show concerts. Everyone was great. All the stars dutifully read their scripted thank-yous from the TelePrompTer. Until Mary Chapin Carpenter. Narrator E. Chapin sang a couple of numbers with the NSO and did her bows.
Then she forever won my heart by going off-script. None of the guest stars EVER did that! Maybe I said it, maybe someone else did. That was when I had my premonition. It was more than thinking, though. It was something I had never experienced before, or since. It was knowledge. People were going to be saying it was special to have a truly local performer up there. I knew it. So, that was my one-and-only psychic experience, that turned out, as you know, to be completely wrong. Then she was diagnosed with a recurrence of melanoma, which had spread to her bones, and she died in November. I definitely was not psychic!
Mary Chapin Carpenter never met Eva Cassidy but apparently became a posthumous fan. I only justify telling it because, well, it was significant to me at the time. Read about it here. It must be true, because my then-toddler is now an adult. For further details, you can view the press release PDF here. Presumably the music will be available through all the usual download services as well as in physical CD form. A CD is mighty handy for giving to people, even if most of your listening is done in other ways.
How many Eva-connections can you find? Eva Cassidy is one of the featured artists as you will already have guessed. That is — There was no ego involved in what Eva did. She sang for the love of singing. That is the difference between Eva Cassidy and almost everybody else. Baby steps. Click here for more information.
He worked tirelessly to book local jobs for Eva including Blues Alley and to try to get her a record deal. They had a warm and positive relationship. In this webchat , Krauss is asked about singers that inspire her. It was always Eva Cassidy. It was Isabel who insisted that all the children perform at family Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, much to our embarrassment! A few weeks before the taping of the live album at Blues Alley, Isabel pulled Eva aside at the family Thanksgiving gathering and handed her a check.
It was a very lovely service. Please indicate in the memo section of the check in whose memory the donation is being made. Greenspring is a c 3 organization, and gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The superstar Kristin Chenoweth seems to mention Eva Cassidy every chance she gets. She mentions Eva in this interview in Variety. Owner Rick Porter and his family were so gracious to us.
Anette brought a goody-bag of Eva CDs and notecards for the Porters and Victoria, which seemed much appreciated. We were up above the noise and jostling in a nice restaurant-like area that just happened to have a racetrack outside a big picture window! There were an estimated 15, racegoers in attendance, and most of them seemed to be Songbird fans. As for the race itself — wow!
And beautiful Songbird won so easily. She just flew! Here is an article about the race. What fun! Block are also on that list. Plus the first Galinda, Kristin Chenoweth! The word seems to be out about the Eva Cassidy connection, also. Eva Cassidy never became a star and was relatively unknown when she died. Now, the beauty of her voice may live on in through the beauty of a magnificent filly. Here are five songs my thoroughly shuffled iPod played along the way that made an impression: 1. This puts the instrument on spectacular display, almost knocked me off the road.
Eva did not work with Tupac. Eva did work with a number of local rap musicians by recording backup vocals. But not for Tupac. After he was killed, some people got their hands on raw vocals and were in a mad rush to put together background music with the idea of releasing it as a Tupac recording. One of our local rappers made a backing track and synced up the solo rap tracks and hired Eva to sing backup vocals. I have no idea what happened to that song, if it was ever on an album anywhere. Eva never worked with Tupac.
Her choreography starts out a little somber and dull, but by it becomes joyful and will make you smile! Her sound is crystalline and ethereal, seductive and soaring. I am amazed by the way three minutes and 41 seconds of music can leave a girl sobbing into a dish towel. The event takes place at Question: Was there anyone in particular that inspired you to be creative?
Answer: Definitely Eva Cassidy! I remember singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow and being absolutely mortified when my mum found me singing away in the backroom of our old house. Her tone, the way she performed and how pure it all was is really inspirational. She is a probable contender in the historic Kentucky Oaks fillies race! I urge you to read the article, because you too may find inspiration in many of the items listed. Regarding Eva, after a simplified explanation of her story, the moral drawn is this: Never give up.
Never stop making things. You might never see the impact that it can have on others. If so, or if you are a Rolling Stones fan, you have experienced the voice of Lisa Fischer, who was featured in the film and has toured with the Stones since When I watched the documentary on Netflix I thought about Eva the whole time, because she often used to say her dream job was to sing backup for Stevie Wonder.
In France, still very few people know the story of this shy singer with a blazing talent and a relentless perfectionism, who preferred to go on a bike ride than to chase celebrity at any price. Today, many people wonder how such a talent could elude the labels. James was full of life and truly loved his family and friends. A gun enthusiast, he enjoyed cooking, playing the drums and bass, listening to music, hiking, and taking trips to the mountains and the ocean … read more.
Like too many people, Curt struggled with addiction to prescription opioids and benzodiazepines and worked through several rehab programs, but could not shake the negative spiral that is common to people suffering with addiction. Everyone admired his work ethic, his handsome looks, his charismatic personality and his many talents. Unfortunately, Erik was caught up in the web of addiction, and had actually been clean for many months before a powerful strain of heroin cut his life short … read more.
In life, one little decision can make a huge impact not just on you but also those that love and care for you. Michael had everything a young man could want. But once drugs took control in his life they changed him, destroying so much of the hope and promise in his future. Ultimately he lost his battle, and is now another heartbreaking reminder of the heroin epidemic in this country … read more.
He was very bright and a hard worker. He was very proud of the fact that he could be dropped into complicated and stressful cooking situations and perform admirably … read more. A bright, handsome, and magnetic young man, Willie struggled gamely for six years with opioid addiction. He was living in a sober community at the time of his death … read more.
Died as a tragic result of the heroin epidemic … read more. If Erin could have walked away, she would have. Our beautiful Sammy passed away on Thursday, September 22, , brutally taken by that vicious beast called heroin. I can make you feel nothing and make you believe that everything will be OK. Her loss is devastating to many and our wish is that if you have someone who suffers from addiction, you reach out for help for yourself and your loved one.
Truly would not want us to cry, she would want us to fight against this horrific disease, as we are proud that she did to the end … read more. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you discuss the devastating effects of heroin use and addiction with the children in your life.
On October 5, Zach died of an accidental heroin overdose. We share his story in the hope that it might save others from the incredible heartache we are experiencing … read more. Spencer told us that if his story could help one person, he wanted it told. He wanted to get clean and get his life back. He successfully completed a 30 day inpatient program and was living at home for a week.
Despite his strong desire to live a sober life, he passed away from a heroin overdose at home. His last evening was spent talking with his parents on their front porch, looking forward to a new future, returning to work, talking about his love for his family. The perfect night. And then the unthinkable happened. We will never know or understand why. We can only honor Spencer by sharing this story so that others are aware of the danger and temptation of this horrific drug … read more. Even through his constant struggle with addiction, he never lost the gifts that God gave him, which were his heart of gold and the ability to show others how much he loved them … read more.
The last several years were a struggle for Cory as he battled a heroin addiction, which ultimately took his life. His family is devastated that this heinous drug was more powerful than the love and support that his family gave him. They did not think that this was even possible … read more.
He was currently enrolled at UMass Amherst, pursuing a degree in Psychology. Joey loved basketball, football, his dogs, family and hanging out with his friends … read more. Andy died too young, due to a battle with heroin addiction, which he fought with great effort. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and playing disc golf … read more.
Jesse has struggled with the disease of addiction for the past 6 years along with his brothers Corey 25 and Jordan 20 who also struggled with addiction. Jesse has now reunited with his brothers who await his arrival to heaven … read more. We write this not to dishonor her memory but to shine some light on an illness that is taking the lives of far too many. If we allow shame, guilt or embarrassment to cause this illness to become a dark family secret, hiding in the shadows, everyone loses. At last Emily is at peace, she struggles no more. The disease of addiction thrives in darkness and must be defeated in the light.
She is missed more than words can ever express … read more. His family feels that it should be made known that he died of an overdose of Heroin. He struggled with that addiction for a long time. Heroin is the devil on earth. It is taking over the souls of our loved ones at an alarming rate. Losing Jason has broken our hearts, but we find comfort in knowing he is at peace from his struggle … read more.
HE is at Peace now!! My heart goes out to all of these families who watched or were kept in the dark about their loved ones addiction. My husband and I lost a 39 year old Son to a heroin overdose. He was employed as a dock worker for 12 years and hid his addiction from us. He loved his 7 year old Daughter. He secretly tried to get clean at a hospital 3 out of the last 6 weeks of his life. He suffered from Bipolar Disorder which rendered him with a Dual diagnosis with mental health and addiction. In the end the drug was stronger than him. At his Memorial sadly some people came with their righteous beliefs of addiction.
Someday it might be your loved one. Only offer love and support to anyone affected by addiction. We all want to help out loved ones. Sometimes to the point of enabling them. The success stories I have heard were the addicted who were imprisoned for a year for offenses relating to their addiction. The time spent away from the access to the drugs and temptation to continue using only benefited them.
God Bless all of the people and families dealing with the tragedy of losing someone to addiction. May you all be strong in your Faith. They say these people, more or less died of a herion overdose. So now its the other countries fault for smuggleing drugs into the USA. Its no ones fault but our lawmakers in congress that take money from the drug companies and allow the drugs to flow freely in society.
Your elected officials are killing your kids. Check your medicine cabinets. Look in the mirror, look in your medicine cabinet, look to your lawmakers to stop taking money from the drug companies. Never happen, the greed for money is stronger then the lives and future of our children. Go to the source to stop it.
US Congress. The person i truly love overdose on meth but he also had a bunch of other drugs in his system his name is chad m johnson he is 47 years old he really meant alot to me he was living in the woods for 6 years and i talk to him sometimes but i didnt no that he was that bad. Just know that i wanted him to come back home.
It is horrifying that so many people are killing themselves with drugs! Why is this happening.