Patricia H. Novicki, mother of Life Raft member Tricia Brasen, died Sept. 7, 2005. She was 77. Born Aug. 2, 1928, in Chicago, she lived in Orland Park, Ill.
He was a member of the Antrim County Farm Bureau, Ellsworth Lions Club (past King Lion), Michigan Township Association, Antrim County Township Association (president). Dan served as Banks Township supervisor from 1991-2005. He was Banks Township assessor for many years and served on Banks Township Fire & Rescue, and the Ellsworth Community School Board.
Lewis Sumner Thorp, M.D., 79, of Rocky Mount departed this life on August 17, 2005. “Rocky Mount has lost a truly outstanding citizen and, for those of us who knew Lewis personally, an outstanding friend. He was an outstanding and dedicated physician, an interested and informed citizen,” says Rocky Mount Mayor Fred Turnage.
Terri L. Stevens of Colchester, Conn., a 15-year survivor of GIST, succumbed to the disease July 19, 2005. She was 42. Born in Hartford, Conn., she was the youngest daughter of Josephine and the late Walter Remillard. She grew up in Hartford and East Harford, and had resided in Colchester for the past 13 years
Daniel Raymond Hoffman of Mechanicsburg, Penn., died Sunday, June 19, 2005. He was 58. He was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Harrisburg, a son of Ruth E. Hoffman Sheibley of Camp Hill, Penn. He retired in November of 2004 after 23 years of service with Naval Sea Logistics, Department of the Navy, in Mechanicsburg.
Carol Maree Donnell died June 7, 2005, at her home after a 2½-year battle with GIST. A resident of Auckland, New Zealand, she helped advanced cancer research by participating in an Australian trial of the Pfizer drug Sutent. Carol was born June 6, 1957 in Auckland, the second daughter of Pat and Phil.
Robert William Danielson, 54, died May 20, 2005, in California after a 12- year battle with GIST. A resident of Santa Clarita, Calif., he was born on Sept. 29, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo. He was a diesel mechanic. He is survived by his wife,
James M. Boucher, 70, of Indiana died Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at home. He was born April 17, 1935 in Clairton. He graduated from Dormont High School in 1953 and Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in 1957.
Nancy Welsh, 37, of Evanston, Illinois, died April 28, 2005.
Life Raft member Avraham Anidjar of Los Angeles died April 17 after a seven-year battle with GIST. He was 51, and leaves his wife, Sara, and four children. This was the message she sent to the Life Raft.