Archive for the ‘Memoriam’ Category

Linda Kincaid Announces Governor Brown Has Signed AB937 into Law to the San Bernadino Board of Supervisors

August 24, 2013

NASGA’s California Advocacy Liaison Linda Kincaid’s Mother, Carol Hahn, passed Saturday, August 17, 2013.  Two days after Carol Hahn’s death, Governor Brown signed AB937 – legislation created to clarify conservatees’ rights to visitors, mail, and phone calls.

Linda stands in front of the Board of Supervisors in honor of her Mother who was a victim of conservatorship abuse the final years of her life.

Carol Hahn leaves behind her daughter, a stellar advocate for victims of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships and for reform.
Source: 
Linda Kincaid Speaks at the 082013 Board of Supervisors Meeting to Honor Her Mother, Carol Hahn

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Delores DeGrandis Bedin Foundation for Patient and Elderly Rights

May 13, 2012

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Emeric J. Bedin,October 18, 1920 – April 22, 1998

“Our Hero – The Great Fighter for America, Liberty and Freedom” 14th anniversary:
You are not alone now. Your beloved devoted wife, Dolores, took up the same fight of cancer and fought the good fight in the example you gave all of us. Emeric did not back down with doctors predictions that he had weeks to live. He lived 2 and 1/2 years beyond the statistics. He said: “Never give up. Fight for what is right. Know that moment before you go to sleep at night and your eyes are closed review what you did during the day and if you treated everyone right.”

Emeric was willing to lay his life down landing in Normandy during WWII for our great country to preserve Freedom, Liberty and Justice and all to be treated equally. When he had 100 Nazi’s chasing him he outran them. What has happened 67 yrs later? How did this spirit get lost by those who are to heal us? His widow was forced to fight for her civil rights when she asked questions to a leading Chicago hospital why she did not get results from a CT Scan taken 5 months earlier that she had a mass in her pancreas. The last year of her existence, she was obliged to fight two battles at the same time; not only her cancer, but the dysfunctional medical system that did not allow her any questioning about the crucial mistake.

For that, she was put at risk to be taken away from the loving care and dedication of her daughter. Hospital administrators bullying her that a Public Guardian would be assigned. A paradox that is a call to conscience to those dismissing the elderly and labeling them as incompetent when they aren’t, taking their rights away. Emeric fought to keep Liberty with no self interest or bottom line profit. Our hero gallantly reached down and greeted his bride, Dolores, escorting her up the stairway to Heaven.

They fought the good fight, they finished the race, they kept the faith honoring them by asking how we treat the elderly and terminally ill with rights and dignity? And as Theodore Roosevelt said: “It is not the critic that counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marked by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm and great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

We miss you Dad and hold Mom tight in your arms – she fought hard. We honor that young soldier in Normandy who would be furious knowing 67 years later how his widow was treated by hospital administrators trying to take her freedom and rights away. By the Delores DeGrandis Bedin Foundation for patient and elderly rights. “The elderly are people too.” For help or to report abuse call 646-262-6200.

Source:
In Memoriam

See Also:
NASGA: Delores Bedin, Illinois Victim

The Heartbreaking Passing of Dorothy Wilson—Part V

November 4, 2011

I wanted to write this next installment of the “Heartbreaking” series about two weeks or so ago. However, on October 23, 2011, the subject of these articles, Dorothy Wilson, passed into spirit very quickly and unexpectedly. The information I intended to share was filled with many of the misgivings and illegalities caused by the people who Diane—Dorothy’s loving daughter—was trying to overcome. Instead, I am bemoaning the fact that one of our fine elderly citizens died before seeing her desires be filled. In one of Dorothy’s many letters, written on September 18, 2011, and ignored by judges, lawyers, politicians and the media, she wrote:

To Whom It May Concern,

I want to go home more than anything else in the world. There is nothing wrong with me. Being home would make me the happiest person in the world. You never realize how precious your home is until you are not in it.

Please help me. I want to go home.

Sincerely,
Dorothy Wilson

The despicable actions of the law guardian in this case are not forgotten. While Dorothy Wilson may not have lived her last couple of years stress-free and happy, the fact that she was unafraid to talk to me and others who wanted to help her will allow the spotlight to shine on other disreputable judges and guardians. Let there be no doubt that her passing will not go without an ongoing initiative to press forward in ending the rampant system of “legal” thievery. Let there be no doubt that there will be justice for Dorothy. No one should ever be allowed to have their civil and humanitarian rights taken away. No one should ever have to live their final years in grief, anger and humiliation.

Full Article and Source:
The Heartbreaking Passing of Dorothy Wilson

>Evelyn Schwartz Passes

March 1, 2011

>Evelyn Rose Schwartz was born April 10, 1916 she lived to be 94, passing away at around 12:30 Am at the Chardon Nursing home in Ohio, on Sunday the 27th of February, 2011.

When I (Betty) met Evelyn she was an active 88 year old woman living in a home she was very proud of; being cared after by her caregiver Dean. Evelyn’s driving days were finally over – she had two dogs that she treasured and she was happy and content.

What I loved about her was she was a lady to be much admired. She had accomplished a lot in her life and had a lot of self worth about her. A really wonderful lady. One of her best friends was Dottie Buzeck who had moved Tennessee quite a few years ago. When Dean and I cared for Evelyn going into Manor Care nursing home, we met another woman (who worked there) who would become a very dear friend of Evelyn as well, Linda. So even in her last years, she still was surrounded by loving friends. Altho many have passed on as each year older; she saw more deaths. She has a lifetime of friends surrounding her – as you can see by some of us being here paying our last respects to her passing today. Evelyn understood life is about change, and one needs to accept there is a heaven, and loved ones are now in a better place. We know she is up there in heaven with all her family and friends who are privileged to be there too. Her family and friends can be proud of her.

Sadly several who love her, hadn’t been able to see her for numerous months of late. However, we can say, she died knowing she was surrounded by love – as Dean, Linda and myself, Betty, were with her at the nursing home- visiting her- the night before she died.

Source:
Last Evening With Evelyn – She Died the Next Morning Knowing She was Loved

See Also:
Ohio: Evelyn Schwartz’ Belongings Dumped

>The Passing of Barbara Kasler

December 11, 2010

>Sad news to report in the Larry Seidlin civil case. Barbara Kasler, the 84-year-old widow the former judge is accused of financially exploiting, has died. Kasler, who suffered serious health problems for the past several years, died of natural causes, according to sources.

Source:
Bob Norman’s Pulp

See Also:
Courthouse Witness Unloads on Judge Larry Seidlin

Father of Terri Schiavo Dead at 71

August 30, 2009


Robert Schindler Sr., whose years-long fight to keep his daughter Terri Schiavo alive made worldwide headlines, died today.

He was 71.

In a statement, Schindler’s family said the Philadelphia native died of heart failure at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg.

“He’d been dealing with health problems since Terri’s death,” said Schindler’s son, Bobby.

Terri Schiavo, then 26, suffered heart failure in 1990, causing the brain damage that left her in what doctors described as a persistent vegetative state.

Her husband, Michael, sought court permission to have her feeding tube removed. But the Schindlers fought to gain custody of their daughter.

In 2005, the fight reached the U.S. Congress and then-President George W. Bush, who signed a law aimed at keeping Schiavo alive.

Schiavo died March 31, 2005, two weeks after her feeding tube was removed. She was cremated and buried in Pennsylvania in accordance with her husband’s wishes.

Her parents and their two surviving children founded the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation to support families facing similar fights regarding the rights of disabled people.

Funeral services will be held in Philadelphia, although details have not been announced.

Memorial donations may be made to the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 5562 Central Ave., Suite 2, St. Petersburg FL 33707.

Full Article and Source:
Father of Terri Schiavo Dead at 71

See also:
Family’s Statement on Passing of Father of Terri Schiavo, Robert Schindler Sr.

In Memoriam – Luke Forrest Humphrey

August 24, 2009
Luke Forrest Humphrey, 23, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009, in Glen Rose, Texas. He was a graduate of Pine Tree High School, attended U.T. Tyler and worked at Home Depot before a car accident in 2005, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Luke’s graveside services and burial were Tuesday, August 18, 2009, in Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow, Texas, prior to the family’s knowledge.

He is survived by his parents, Dr. William and Susan McLendon of Hallsville; sister, Kari Schneck and husband, Thomas, of Longview; brother, John Gasper; stepbrother, Will and Amber McLendon of Albuquerque, New Mexico; stepsister, Charisse and Rob Tolleson of Pasadena, California; grandmother, June Slaughter of Tucson, Arizona; father, Landy, and his family; aunts, JoAnn Bowshot and Rose Pondoff of Youngstown, Ohio; aunt, Patricia Pondoff of White Oak; cousins, Kathy, J.T. and Hailey Murphy, Nikki and Bobbie Bowshot, Scott and Shawna Bowshot, Bryan Pondoff and Tony Smith; nephew, Harrison Taylor; and best friend, Grant Thomas, who survived the accident; and his Home Depot family who loved him.

To view Luke’s story go to http://salon.glenrose.net/default.asp?view=plink&id=11141&=cm1

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be sent to the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse at http://www.nasga-stopguardianabuse.blogspot.com/2009/07/guardian-troubles.html or P.O. Box 886, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.

It is the four years of mourning, the voicemail I received of my brother’s death the day before my birthday and the conversation that the funeral had already taken place for me to realize what it is I am feeling…. I am thankful.

I am thankful to have had Luke in my life. Luke was a wonderful brother. He was funny, confident and full of life. Luke was a hard worker. He took pride in his appearance, his possessions and made lasting friendships. Luke had a great life, a promising future and parents who loved him.

I am thankful that I will be able to celebrate my birthday every year with him. But most of all, I am thankful for my mom and Luke’s dad for making me Luke’s sister because without them, I would never have known Luke Forrest Humphrey.

Fly with the angels, Luke. I love you! Your sister, Kari.

To my beloved son,

As the family knelt by your grave, we read the Bible verse that I read to you everyday in the hospital, Psalm 91.

Everyone shared a funny story about Luke. He loved to pull pranks and never forgot April Fools Day. He made funny faces in every picture he took. Luke loved life; he loved everyone. There was such a purity about him and a genuine smile for everyone. He was free spirit like his mom; he took life right in stride. He was a great sport, a team player and an athlete.

I knew as I knelt by your grave that you were in my heart. The memories of 20 years of packing lunches, going to games, the family vacation every year, going skiing-we had such happy times and no one can take away all our precious memories. Luke was there with us that day. I could feel your smiling, glowing face; I could feel the warmth of your character, and I know you are happy and free. I promised you, I will never give up the fight to have your perpetrators brought to justice.

I can feel your smiling face with me, and I feel your comfort. I know you are here with me and Bill, Kari and Johnny.

Luke, we love you, and you will always be in our hearts and minds!

Obituary of Luke Forrest Humphrey

Luke Forrest Humphrey

Guardian Troubles

>In Memoriam – John T "Jack" Donovan

May 7, 2009

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John T “Jack” Donovan of Daly City passed away peacefully in his daughter’s home in Las Vegas where he had resided since 2000.

Jack Donovan was well-loved by family and friends. He positively affected every life he touched. The twinkle in his eye and his infectious smile immediately endeared him to everyone he met.

Jack was loved by many. He had more friends than anyone else we know.

Jack Donovan Tribute

has been created as a tribute of Jack’s remarkable life. If you have any special memories of Jack that you would like to share, feel free to use the Contact us page to introduce yourself.

Viewing will be held Thursday, May 7th at 3:00 P.M. with a Rosary following at 7:30 P.M. at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, Westlake Ave. Daly City, CA 94014 (650) 488-7052

Services for Jack will be held Friday, May 8th at 10:00 A.M. with a viewing at 9:30 A.M. at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94018 (415) 397-0113

Public Guardian of San Mateo

May 2009 ~ Guardianship abuse victims recognized during Elder Abuse Prevention Month

In Memoriam – John T "Jack" Donovan

May 7, 2009
John T “Jack” Donovan of Daly City passed away peacefully in his daughter’s home in Las Vegas where he had resided since 2000.

Jack Donovan was well-loved by family and friends. He positively affected every life he touched. The twinkle in his eye and his infectious smile immediately endeared him to everyone he met.

Jack was loved by many. He had more friends than anyone else we know.

Jack Donovan Tribute

has been created as a tribute of Jack’s remarkable life. If you have any special memories of Jack that you would like to share, feel free to use the Contact us page to introduce yourself.

Viewing will be held Thursday, May 7th at 3:00 P.M. with a Rosary following at 7:30 P.M. at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, Westlake Ave. Daly City, CA 94014 (650) 488-7052

Services for Jack will be held Friday, May 8th at 10:00 A.M. with a viewing at 9:30 A.M. at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94018 (415) 397-0113

Public Guardian of San Mateo

May 2009 ~ Guardianship abuse victims recognized during Elder Abuse Prevention Month

In Memoriam – John T "Jack" Donovan

May 7, 2009
John T “Jack” Donovan of Daly City passed away peacefully in his daughter’s home in Las Vegas where he had resided since 2000.

Jack Donovan was well-loved by family and friends. He positively affected every life he touched. The twinkle in his eye and his infectious smile immediately endeared him to everyone he met.

Jack was loved by many. He had more friends than anyone else we know.

Jack Donovan Tribute

has been created as a tribute of Jack’s remarkable life. If you have any special memories of Jack that you would like to share, feel free to use the Contact us page to introduce yourself.

Viewing will be held Thursday, May 7th at 3:00 P.M. with a Rosary following at 7:30 P.M. at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, Westlake Ave. Daly City, CA 94014 (650) 488-7052

Services for Jack will be held Friday, May 8th at 10:00 A.M. with a viewing at 9:30 A.M. at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94018 (415) 397-0113

Public Guardian of San Mateo

May 2009 ~ Guardianship abuse victims recognized during Elder Abuse Prevention Month