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Steven F. Wells, 45, Ohio


Sunday, August 12, 2007
Steven F. Wells


SOUTH BERWICK -- Steven F. Wells, 45, of South Berwick, died suddenly on Aug. 9, 2007, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a valiant battle with lyme disease and ALS.

He was born May 14, 1962, a son of Joseph and Bernice Wells, in Warren, Ohio.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Jennifer (Arambasick) Wells and their two daughters.

He graduated from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, with a degree in business management. He continued his studies throughout his life and earned an M.B.A. from Franklin Pierce College in 2004. For the past 10 years, he has been an executive director for the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST). Previously he had worked in public transportation for the RTA in Dayton, Ohio; for Apple Line Transportation in Gettysburg, Pa.; at the Geauga County Transit System in Chardon, Ohio, and as the county airport manager for Geauga County, located in Middlefield, Ohio.

He was a devoted communicant of St. Mary's Church in Dover. He enjoyed spending time with his family, snowmobiling, flying and working to restore his house.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie, 16, a student at Marshwood High School, and Alexandra, 8, who will be entering the Great Works School in South Berwick. Also, his parents, Joseph and Bernice Wells; brothers Gary Wells of Burlington, Iowa, and Mike Wells of Cortland, Ohio; sister Nancy Wheelock and her husband Bob of Parkman, Ohio; and sister Susan Wells of Northfield, Ohio; brother-in-law Christopher Arambasick of Portsmouth; mother and father-in-law Ron and JoAnn Arambasick of Garretsville, Ohio; niece Erica Wells, niece and goddaughter Amy Wheelock, nephews Matthew Wheelock and Seth Wells. Also, longtime best friend Tim Sheahan and goddaughter Emily of Gettysburg, Pa.; and uncle, Fr. Dennis Arambasick, whose spiritual support has been invaluable.

The family would like to thank the COAST board of directors and staff for their support and assistance during this difficult time.


http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070812/FOSTERS03/108120331/-1/NEWS09

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Caroline McHardy Elliot, 61, North Carolina


Caroline McHardy Elliot
GREENSBORO - Caroline Elliot, 61, died at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro on Thursday, May 3, 2007, of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. in Greensboro on Sunday, May 6, at New Garden Friends Meeting at 801 New Garden Road.

Caroline was born July 1, 1945, in Charlotte to John Drew and Ann Mauldin Elliot. She graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and earned a BA from UNCG. She attended Columbia University in New York where she received her Physical Therapy degree.

Caroline combined her physical therapy skills and commitment to peace and social justice through her work with the American Friends Service Committee in Africa and South Vietnam where she met David Bailey, her loving husband of 33 years.

She moved with her family to Greensboro in 1979 where she worked in the Greensboro City School System for 25 years. She dedicated her career to helping disabled children and was a much loved member of the Gateway Education Center staff until her retirement last year.

Caroline loved hiking, camping, gardening, and travel - including recent trips to Alaska, Ireland, Brazil and her return to Vietnam in 2002. She was active in Friendship Friends Meeting, continuing her life long commitment to social justice. She was a Girl Scout whose camp songs, outdoor skills and leadership she passed on to many girls in this area. She loved to spend time with her many friends and family, especially her two young grandsons, Robert and Luke.

Caroline was a powerful person who empowered those around her. She accomplished much and helped many throughout a life that was cut way too short.

She is survived by her husband, David Bailey; daughter, Jessica; her husband, Lyn Stimpson; and grandson, Robert of Helena, Mont.; son, Rob; his wife, Annaliese Zeiler; and grandson, Luke of Loveland, Colo.; mother, Ann Elliot of Charlotte; sister, JoAnn Davis of Winston Salem; brothers, John Elliot of Charlotte and Robert "Hoppy" Elliot of Winston Salem; godchildren, Deedee Nachman, Sheldon Currier, and Caroline Elliot; lifelong friend, Barbara Dowd; and so many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and dear, dear friends who will miss her greatly.

She was predeceased by her father, John Drew Elliot of Charlotte.

A reception will follow the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Friends Service Committee at www.afsc.org or the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.
Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family and condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com

Published in the News Record on 5/5/2007.
http://www.legacy.com/news-record/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=87760923

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State says spotted fever killed Guilford woman

08/14/2007 09:44 AM

By: Associated Press; CDC news release

RALEIGH -- A Guilford County woman has died from Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

State health officials say the 61-year-old woman died in May. Her doctor diagnosed her with the tick-borne disease. The cause was confirmed recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is a serious illness, but it can be largely prevented by limiting exposure to tick bites, said State Epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey Engel. North Carolina and Oklahoma account for the most cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the country, so we need to be particularly vigilant here.

The last death from the fever was in 2005. The state says there were 862 cases of the disease last year and 261 so far this year.

According to the CDC, key symptoms are fever, muscle pain, headache and rash. The majority of patients are hospitalized.


You can limit your exposure to ticks by:

* Wearing light-colored clothing, which allows you to see ticks that are crawling on your clothing.

* Tucking your pants legs into your socks so that ticks cannot crawl up the inside of your pants legs.

* Applying repellents to discourage tick attachment. Repellents containing permethrin can be sprayed on boots and clothing, and will last for several days. Repellents containing DEET can be applied to the skin, but will last only a few hours before reapplication is necessary. Use DEET with caution on children. Application of large amounts of DEET on children has been associated with adverse reactions.

* Conducting a body check upon return from potentially tick-infested areas by searching your entire body for ticks. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body. Remove any tick you find on your body.

* Checking children for ticks, especially in the hair, when returning from potentially tick-infested areas. Ticks may also be carried into the household on clothing and pets and only attach later, so both should be examined carefully to exclude ticks.

If you are bitten by a tick, quick removal of the tick reduces the chance of infection. To remove a tick:

* Use fine-tipped tweezers, and protect your fingers with a tissue, paper towel, or latex gloves. Avoid removing ticks with your bare hands.


* Grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as possible and pull upward with steady, even pressure. Do not twist or jerk the tick; this may cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin.

* Wash area with soap and water. Also wash your hands.

* Note date of removal. If you develop symptoms, this could be important information to share with your doctor.

* Tape the tick to a white card, so if you become sick later the species of tick can be identified.

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23 die from tick-borne disease
Monday, July 24, 2006


Another person dies from the incurable Crimea-Congo fever

ISTANBUL - Turkish Daily News


Dursun Tter, 58, of Tokat province died from Crimea-Congo fever over the weekend, bringing the national death toll from this disease to 23.

The deaths have caused public alarm but the government says the country is a long way from an epidemic. "There is a wave of panic which must be overcome," said senior Health Ministry official Turan Buzgan. Buzgan, a medical doctor, said that since 2003, when the disease first surfaced in Turkey, 43 people had died, mainly in central Anatolia, making a death rate of some 5 percent of diagnosed cases. He urged anyone who thought they had been bitten by a tick to consult a doctor, in line with recommendations in the tens of thousands of leaflets distributed by the Health Ministry, mainly in rural areas primarily affected. The disease, related to the deadlier Ebola fever, cannot be cured by treatment but Turkish newspapers carry almost daily articles advising readers on how to deal with ticks. Crimea-Congo fever was first described in 1944 in the Crimean peninsula, but it is not known how it crossed the Black Sea to Turkey. The Congo appellation was added in 1969 when it was realized the same disease had been found in central Africa in 1956.

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) emerges particularly in the summer months and is spread to humans via the bite of an infected tick.

Dr. Glsemin Gloğlu from the Vehbi Ko American Foundation Hospital Pediatric Unit says that in some situations the disease is contagious as a result of contact with the blood or tissue of infected animals. Noting that nearly 30 kinds of ticks can carry the virus, Dr. Gloğlu says Hyalomma ticks are the most prevalent carriers of the Nairovirus. According to information provided by Dr. Gloğlu, the symptoms of the disease take nine days to appear after a tick bite, and infection from contact with infected blood or tissue of an infected animal takes from five to six days to a maximum of 13 days to appear. Early symptoms of the disease are fever, chills, shaking, aching muscles, lack of appetite, dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea. Bleeding under the skin, sore eyes, blood in the urine, nose and intestines are other symptoms of the disease. Pulmonary failure may also develop.

The mortality rate is approximately 30 percent, occurring in the second week of the disease. If a patient makes a recovery, it occurs on the ninth or 10th day after the onset of the disease. Gloğlu says the disease is diagnosed when antibodies are detected in the blood on the sixth day. In other laboratory tests, abnormalities such as a rise in liver enzymes can be seen.

``There is no specific treatment method for the disease. Blood component replacement is a supportive treatment method. It is very important and necessary to receive professional help to remove the tick from the body. The tick should be removed from the body as a whole. It should not be removed by using ether or other anesthetic substances. It is not necessary to take antibiotics right after tick bite, but the person's fever should be carefully followed 10 days after bite. In the case of symptoms like high fever, the person should be taken to a hospital as soon as possible.''


Dogan Daily News Inc. www.turkishdailynews.com.tr

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Stout II, Sheldon Willis -

Sheldon Willis "Tex" Stout II, 66, Bull Shoals, Ark., and formerly of Sarasota and Arcadia, died July 25, 2002, in Springfield, Mo., from Ehrlichiosis ...

Published in the Herald Tribune on 7/29/2002

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Possible Lyme related death:

Joseph Vocino

VOCINO
JOSEPH, July 1, 2007 of Haddon Heights, NJ. Husband of Wendy Buddine, father of Molly Vocino, step-father of Emily Vasile, brother of Claudia Vocino. Relatives and friends are invited Friday beginning 11:30 A.M. to PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC., 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill NJ. where services will begin promptly at 12:00 noon.

The family will return to their residence and respectfully requests contributions in his memory be made to the National Research Foundation for Tick-Borne Diseases, 800-728-7147

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 7/3/2007.

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I wish I had known that Lyme can causes miscarriages and stillbirths.

I would have loved to see the Lyme results from autopsies on my 2 littlest boys...they looked so healthy!

Bet they were teeming with spirochetes...

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I've learned of 3 local deaths here...most likely due to the complications of Lyme disease.

My neice was nearly a statistic numerous times, but thanks to a well known LLMD she is alive... not well, but alive.

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Dearest Mom,

I am so terribly sorry to read of your tragedy. How many more have we lost to these terrible diseases...we may never know.

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your precious little ones.

And know...your work now to share accurate information for others is such a gift in their remembrance.


Much love,
Melanie

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Lloyd Ebert, 101, Minnesota



Lloyd Ebert brought history alive for many

The former railroad worker shared his personal anecdotes using a wealth of detail and storytelling skill.

By Ben Cohen, Star Tribune
August 26, 2007 - 9:18 PM

Lloyd Ebert, who helped historical groups such as the Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society clearly picture early 20th-century Minneapolis, died of a deer tick-borne illness, babesiosis, in Minneapolis on Aug. 9.

The former builder and railroad worker, who lived in Minnetonka, was 101.

Ebert built 12 homes and several of the buildings in the Linden Hills neighborhood, doing much of the work himself.

Whether describing his upbringing in Linden Hills or his construction work there, Ebert insisted on accurate presentations, but he brought them alive with plenty of detail and storytelling skill, said Joan Berthiaume of Minneapolis, cofounder of the Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society.

"Lloyd became a fascinating wellspring of local history in the oral tradition," said Berthiaume, who added that Ebert had a photographic memory. "He brought the stories to life, complete with the details about the personal characteristics of the people he was describing."

He told stories of the dredging of the once-swampy lakes and stories of boyhood shenanigans. He and his friends used the dredging equipment as a diving platform after the workers went home.

Ebert could recall the names of the lamplighters of street gaslights, how the lights were built and their exact locations.

And he told of the 1914 wiring of his parents' Linden Hills home for electricity. His family forgot to buy light bulbs and stores were closed, so he "liberated" some from the Lake Harriet Pavilion, he said.

As a teenager, he recalled riding the rails out West, picking fruit in Washington state.

Ebert provided his oral history lessons to libraries and historical groups in several communities, including Edina, Eden Prairie, Linden Hills and Gull Lake.

He also gave accounts of the Twin Cities' history handed down from his maternal grandfather, Ebenezer Hodsdon who farmed near Lake Nokomis starting in the mid-1800s.

Hodsdon participated in meetings about naming the city at Col. John Stevens' house. Several names were suggested, but Ebenezer favored "Minneahapolis," the initial spelling of the city, said Berthiaume, who found Ebert's account verified in a history of the city.

Ebert, a 1924 graduate of Minneapolis' West High School, became so enamored of trains that he became a fireman on steam-powered engines in the 1920s, a task he performed with the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Beginning in 1926, he and other family members built several of the buildings that house shops in Linden Hills.

After World War II, he built a cabin near Gull Lake, where he and his wife, Caroline, lived off the land for five years, doing a little carpentry on the side.

He worked for the Great Northern Railway for 25 years, retiring in 1977, enjoying gardening and stone polishing. He recently restored his decades-old wooden rowboat.

Ebert lived in the home he built in 1959 on Glen Lake in Minnetonka until he died. He remained healthy until he contracted the parasitic infection, said his daughter.

Caroline, his wife of 50 years, died in 1996.

He is survived by daughters Melanie of Minnetonka and Ramona of Shorewood; a son, Scott, of Minnetonka, and a granddaughter.

Services have been held.


http://www.startribune.com/466/story/1384022.html

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Emily POwell, 15, Ehrlichiosis

Teen Dies from Tick-Borne Disease - MO

Missouri teen dies from tick-borne disease

The Associated Press

CENTRALIA, Mo. | A 15-year-old girl has died from a rare but treatable tick-borne disease, officials said Thursday.

The Boone County medical examiners office identified the victim as Emily Powell, a Centralia High School freshman. The cause of death was erlichiosis, a bacterial illness. She died Wednesday, two days after being admitted to University Hospital in Columbia.

Symptoms of ehrlichiosis include fever, headache, fatigue and muscle aches, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. Other signs and symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, joint pains, confusion and rashes.

Symptoms generally appear after an incubation period of five to 10 days following a tick bite. The disease, if detected early, can be treated with antibiotics.

State officials reported 117 cases of ehrlichiosis through mid-August, nearly three times the annual average. Higher-than usual rates of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and lyme disease are also being reported.

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The PHA is also publishing obiituaries in the newspaper.

You can go to www.publichealthalert.org and click on obituaries.

All entries must be verifiable by a local newspaper obituarty.

Thanks,
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The PHA is also publishing obiituaries in the newspaper.

You can go to www.publichealthalert.org and click on obituaries.

All entries must be verifiable by a local newspaper obituarty.

Thanks,
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Bringing this to the top for those interested in the terminal side of lyme.
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Gregory Joseph Deneault, 45, Canada

It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Gregory at home on Friday September 14, 2007.

Beloved wife of Rosa for 9 years. Much loved son of Francis and Norm Deneault. Dear brother of Paul, Delphine, and Angela. Gregory will be lovingly remembered by many family and close friends.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ``Peel'' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the QEW) from 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held at S. Salvador do Mundo Church, 1212 Melton Dr., Mississauga on Monday September 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens.

If desired, donations to Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation of Canada, 2495 Reece Rd. Westbank, BC., V4T 1N1, www.canlyme.com would be appreciated.

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I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends of all the names listed and I pray that God be with all of his children that suffered throughout their misery. There couldn't be any doubt they are in heaven sitting with God at his feet and thank the Lord they are in NO MORE pain. That is the only good thing that comes out of this.
They will all be missed dearly I'm sure.

With Lots of Love and Humbleness,

Maria
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Arda Manoukian, 50, California

Arda Manoukian, a nutritionist, from Newbury Park in Southern California, passed away today. Arda was removed from life support at the wishes of her medical directive which also detailed her Lyme disease and co-infections diagnosis.
Arda chose not to be treated with antibiotics.
Last Friday, on her 50th birthday, Arda suffered a major heart attack.

Arda cared about people, and she was an expert at preparing healthy recipes and would take the time to explain the intricate details of ingredients, and preparation. In fact, Arda wrote an article in the Lyme Times on nutrition.

She was a warm and generous person and will be missed by her family, friends and the Lyme community.

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Susan Starchuk, 62, Canada


I'm sorry to report that Susan Starchuk of BC passed
away yesterday, Sept 19, 2007, from a massive heart
attack. She died in the arms of her husband.

Susan was a long-time Lyme sufferer and she was very
active in the Lyme community arranging seminars and
getting the word out. She'll be deeply missed by many. (Mary J.)
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STARCHUK SUSAN It is with great sadness that the family of Susan Starchuk (nee McLennan) announce her passing on September 19th, 2007 at 62 years old.

She was predeceased by her father Donald McLennan and survived by her mother, Laurie McLennan and the love of her life, husband, John Starchuk. Also missed by her 2 adored sons, Darrin and Jeff (Lonnie); granddaughters, Sophia and Chloe; and her three sisters, Nancy McEachern (Blaine), Donna McLennan and Julie Goertzen; and her faithful companion, Daisy.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation are gratefully appreciated. For service information, please contact Fraser Heights Chapel at 604-589-2559.

Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/22/2007.

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Michael "Mike" Wilnau, 53, NY?


death from Babesiosis
Friday, September 27, 2007
Southampton Press

Michael Wilnau
Michael "Mike" Wilnau of Remsenberg and Eastport died at Stony Brook University Medical Center On Friday August 31, of complications from babesiosis incurred as a result of a tick bite. He was 53.
Born to Roger and Florence Wilnau on July 12, 1954, he was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving in Vietnam.
Well known for his guitar playing, he was a painter and a jack of all trades. According to his family, he will be remembered by all who knew him for his compassion, wit, sensitivity, and his love for children and animals . .


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Lothar Bachmann, 65, California


http://www.sunjournal.com/story/235191-3/Obituaries/Lothar_Bachmann/


Lothar Bachmann
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

LOMA LINDA, Calif. - Lothar Bachmann of Auburn, born on June 10, 1942, in Ahlhorn, Germany, passed gently away to heaven at 2:48 p.m. on Oct. 8, at Loma Linda University Medical Center. At his bedside were with his wife, Holly, daughter, Susie, brother Ekkehard, and sister-in-law Massie, singing and praying for him.

Lothar had battled for 41/2 years of miraculous effort a long illness from causes still being researched, but with two types of confirmed Lyme disease. Symptoms were medically classified as myelodysplastic syndrome, which then transitioned in June of 2007, to acute myeloid leukemia. Both medical classifications have no confirmed causes in Lothar's case (typically chemotherapy, radiation, diesel exhaust and/or benzene poisoning can cause these conditions but Lothar had mostly no prior exposure to these). Symptoms are typically severe anemia and resultant affects.

He and his wife, Holly, worked heavily into researching his health condition, and eventually found Lyme disease as a possible issue. Unbeknownst to them at the time, 70% of tick bites do not produce the "rash" and even up to 10 different types of infection can come from one tick bite. The Bachmanns have since pushed for grass roots activism against Lyme disease and to promote the education, prevention and thorough treatment in the field.

It was also discovered later in the process of Lothar's disease that "gram positive cocci in clusters" (a name given to the old "staph" infection, staphylococcus aureus, the microbe lately all over the news) was a common issue for Lothar, as effective white blood counts degenerated and his ability to fight off opportunistic diseases waned.

Injections of "G-CSF" Neupogen were used as medicine and helped give Lothar continued life extension, but because it is typically not used for leukemia, once the MDS transitioned into leukemia, the Bachmanns had to push for the right and amount of this medicine to be used. Possibly similar to how a diabetic needs insulin, in Lothar's case, his leukemia needed G-CSF and EPO, which are growth factors to help him produce the necessary blood count levels to stay alive.

He was originally given 6 to 9 months to live but through determination, courage and inventive integrative medicine with research from all over the world, especially in Germany, he was able to live an excellent quality of life for a remarkable 4 additional years. He enjoyed travel and was an avid explorer and hiker of his beloved European Alps and native White Mountains.

Lothar's mother was Hermine Schumacher, born in northern Germany, and father, Ernst Otto Max Bachmann born in Kiel, Germany. Lothar had four brothers, two deceased, Otto and Werner, and two surviving, Guenter of Ahlhorn, Germany, and Ekkehard of Montreal, Canada. Lothar had 3 sisters, Marie Louise Schwott, deceased and Erika Hattensaur, residing in Langweid, Germany, and Hildegard, residing in Troisdorf, Germany.

After graduating from Oldenburg Technical Schools in the 1950s, he was sponsored by his oldest sister, Marie Lousie, to immigrate to Canada, where career opportunities were much better than in Germany at the time. In 1960, he immigrated to Canada and continued engineering and language studies in Montreal. He also married, Lise Jette, in 1962, and had his first dear daughter, Susanne Bachmann, on June 6, 1963.

In the 1960s, he worked in mechanical engineering and design in the custom engineered metal fabrication field as well as for major mining companies in Canada. One of his favorite custom engineered projects was a complicated manned diving bell; one of the first with the ability to stay submerged for lengthy periods of time. He excelled in whatever he did and soon became the works manager of Stemac Ltd, a custom engineered products fabrication facility in Montreal.

Stemac was partially owned by a resident of the state of Maine, USA, who also owned another factory in Auburn, Maine. The management decided to move Lothar to the U.S. to work with the U.S. division.

Lothar moved to Maine in the early 1970s and proceeded to travel around New England coming up with solution oriented custom designed products for pulp and paper plants and other custom metal fabrications. He was also involved in the formation of Tuboflex when he signed license agreements with an expansion joint company in Germany. Soon supply to Allis Chalmers of Milwaukee for their steam turbine expansion joint systems and to other expansion joint customers commenced adding to the product line. A product line of non-metallic expansion joints was also added as well as a complete product line of dampers and large valve systems.
It was also around this time that Lothar's brother, Ekkehard, from Montreal, joined him in his efforts and a factory in Montreal was added to the corporations.

Eventually factories and facilities in the Twin Cities of Lewiston and Auburn resulted in an expanded and comprehensive product line into custom engineered expansion joints and dampers, and other flow control devices for industrial and utility plants worldwide.

Lothar was named to the "Who's Who of American Inventors" of 1991 and had past membership activities in Maine Association of Engineers, Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Institute, American Iron and Steel Engineering Association and other technical associations.

Lothar married Holly Lynn Smith, the daughter of David W. Smith and Christine A. Smith of Mechanic Falls, Maine, on February 11, 1984, and was married for 231/2 wonderful years. They shared the joy of working together and loving life in Maine, while traveling extensively on business to globally expand the operations as well as for the sheer pleasure of exploring different cultures and lands. Lothar was an avid, life-long student of history and humanities as well.

Lothar's inventive ideas and ability to solve problems for customers gained him a world renowned reputation of an industrious and creative inventor. Eventually he achieved 22 patents in his lifetime, mostly related to flow control in air pollution abatement projects for utility and industrial plants.

Lothar's patent awards include: "Double Louver Damper," "Dampers with Leaf Spring Seals," "Composite Blade for Dampers for Ducts of Large Cross Sectional Areas," "Gas Flow Diverter," "Valves for Use in Controlling the Flow of a Gas Stream Through Ducts of Large Cross Sectional Areas," "Guillotine Damper," "Flap Gate Assembly," "Vertically Reciprocable Gates for the Control of a Liquid Media," "Single Louver Damper with Double Seal," "Expansion Joint" (captive angle type), "Fabric Expansion Joint for Exhaust Systems of Gas Turbines," "Device for Sealing a Conduit Against the Flow of Liquid," "Guillotine Dampers with Blade Sealing Means Accommodative of Thermal Expansion Forces."

Lothar won the Small Business Administration's Maine Businessman of the Year Award for the state of Maine in 1986 and went to Washington, D.C., to receive the honored award.

Lothar was an entrepreneurial force behind several companies in his career and the Bachmanns sold the first companies to San Diego Gas and Electric in 1990 and then retired for a brief period of time. During this first retirement, Lothar continued to travel with Holly, and generally enjoyed his life. Also during this time, the second dear daughter, Annalyn, was born on August 14, 1994.

Other business ventures were initiated over time and quickly became very successful, Phoenix Holdings, renamed later to Bachmann Industries Inc. This time, even larger engineered components and comprehensive full-scope systems, were supplied for utility and industrial flow control applications. This company also did very well and resulted in an acquisition by an Austrian engineering group, which then was re-acquired by a German company. Lothar became the director of several of the group's companies.

Lothar's talent for innovation and problem-solving saves millions of dollars for utility and industrial plants around the world still to this day, helping the earth in air pollution control and flow control applications. Bachmann (trademark held by Bachmann Industries Inc.) equipment is recognized worldwide for its quality and efficiency of operation.

He was always one to mentor and shepherd other individuals and helped support many individuals and their families in Maine and around the world. He was always very thankful of the efforts of the individual person, and promoted and mentored many individuals in the global community, including his dear and fun brother, Ekkehard Bachmann of Montreal, Canada, his future wife, Holly Smith of Mechanic Falls, Maine, his friends and colleagues, W. Fred Koch of Auburn, Maine, Michael Sellinger of Auburn, Maine, Luis Pino of Spain and Montreal, Walter Muzyka (deceased) of Lisbon Falls, Maine, and his entire family who all worked for Bachmann at one time or another, Alberto Salvato of Melbourne, Australia, John Honka of Montreal, Canada, Alfred Hassdenteufel of Kettwig, Germany, Priya Misra of Atlanta, Ga., Valerie Harmon of Brunswick, Maine, Roger Woodward of Dubai, Barry Pomerleau of Maine, Dan Kates of Manchester, Maine, and Ed Chan of Portland, Maine, Brad Hilton of Auburn, Maine, Reginald Gammon of Turner, Maine, Helen Zhao of Shanghai, China, Mr. Ubhi of India, as well as numerous others.

Lothar was a very loving father, husband, brother, uncle, colleague and friend to many. His hobbies included all outdoor sports and cooking, which the family gatherings truly enjoyed. One of his favorite relatives was Aunt Evie, Evangeline Smith of Auburn, who helped the Bachmanns with the kitties, home and details while traveling. During his illness, the efforts of Valerie Harmon, Pauline Quimby and Veronika Rodrigues as well as Aunt Robin, Uncle Bruce, Aunt Ann and Uncle Tom and Mimi (grandmother) enabled the Bachmanns to work and travel on Lothar's health program. Neighbors Celine and Gerry Nadeau, Ed and Charlene Chapman, Sharon and Paul Raczynski, Sharon Moses were all great support and help through the battle. Special friends, Dr. Ray and nurse Janet Psonak also helped Lothar with his struggle. Bernd and Sabine Poppel of Hamburg, Germany, also helped with support during the struggle. Close friends Randy, Kim and Olivia Jackson of Auburn, and Laura and Rebekah Jett of Norway were great support for the Bachmanns.

The Bachmann family sincerely thanks these people and numerous others for their kindness, compassion and care. Special thanks also to Paul Brower and John King and the dedicated teachers and staff at Hebron Academy.

Lothar's oldest daughter, Susie, was also so instrumental in his end-of-life care through her deep love and dedication for Dad while in California and helped enable the youngest daughter to stay in school in Maine, which was one of Lothar's last and dearest wishes. Youngest daughter, Annie, continued to maintain her maturity and great attitude which was a huge support and source of happiness for Dad.

In his career, Lothar's sacrifice of time and his extreme hard-working effort, his dedication to innovative technology in his field, and his attention to detail and quality, led to him being recognized and respected in the top of his field and as an industry leader.

However, it was very sad to note that his career was cut short starting in July of 2003, when he was found to have severe anemia and was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and later discovered his Lyme disease. He did well fighting his illness by being open to new integrative medicine, including hyperthermia and innovative immune boosting programs from the St. Georg Klinik, and Dr. Friedrich Douwes of Bad Aibling, Germany, who the family dearly thanks and loves. Lothar's health program also used targeted nutrition to fight off the disease.

Lothar had honor and courage to the very end. His patience toward the end for the long duration of hospital stay of 14 weeks at the Loma Linda University Medical Center under the care of world renowned, Dr. Chen, was remarkable. Lothar loved to discuss history, politics and world events with his dear extended family at the hospital.

His innovative contributions to humanity will continue to live on as his legacy and the family takes true comfort in his "majestic soul," healthy and hiking again in the trails in heaven.

Lothar Bachmann's legacy lives on also in the memories of all who knew this remarkable person. His life was a tribute to the idea of what one person can do to help the world and his memory, ideas and accomplishments will continue to inspire and influence current and future generations across the globe.

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John Thomas Pitner, 28, Tennessee

Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - October 2, 1992 --------
- Deceased Name: JOHN THOMAS 'TOMMY' PITNER

JOHN THOMAS 'TOMMY' PITNER, 28, of Knoxville, formerly of Memphis, vice president for First Tennessee Bank bond department, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Knoxville of complications from viral meningitis and Lyme disease.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park.

He was a member of Knoxville First Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Memphis State University and Briarcrest Christian High School. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and was an Eagle Scout.

Mr. Pitner, the husband of Mollie Smithhart Pitner, also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shannon P. Pitner, and a brother, Shannon F. Pitner, all of Memphis.

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Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) Date: October 2, 1992 Edition: Final Page: B3 Record Number: 00276165 Copyright (c) 1992 The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

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There's a photo of him on this page- he looks really really nice-
http://www.frontporchnewstexas.com/obituaries_000.htm 3/4ths way down the page-
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John Douglas Powell, 64,

of Taos, NM, passed away September 6, 2007, after a valiant struggle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) complicated by Lyme disease.


Born in Abilene, Texas, he graduated from Abilene High School in 1961. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1964 with a BS degree in Business and Distribution Management. He served in the US Navy in DaNang, Viet Nam, where he was admiral's aide and flag lieutenant. He achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In 2000, after 27 years with Xerox Corporation, he and his wife, Olivia, moved to Taos, NM, where they founded Aspen Business Systems, Inc., a Xerox sales agency serving seven counties in Northern New Mexico. He was a member of Good News Christian Fellowship and Taos Milagro Rotary Club.

He enjoyed fishing, hiking and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Powell. He is survived by his wife, Olivia Pinion Powell of Taos, his mother Rebecca Powell of Abilene, Texas, a sister, Patty Williams and her husband Joe, also of Abilene, two nieces, 5 great nieces and one great nephew. He is also survived by his cousin and friend Paul Ungerer and his wife Cheryl of Denver. Interment will be held on Friday September 14, 2007 at 3 PM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial Services were held on Saturday September 15, 2007 at 10 AM at the Rio Bravo picnic area in Pilar. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the ALS Association, P.O. Box 16495 Albuquerque, NM 87191-6495 or The Lyme Disease Association, P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527. Arrangements by RiveraHanlon Funeral Home.

www.riverafuneralhome.com

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Possible Lyme-related death-
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Gianetto, Joseph F.

November 7, 2007 Joseph F. Gianetto, 81, a resident of 1872 Co. Rt. 7, town of Oswego, passed away November 7, 2007, at his home. Born in Oswego, he was a son of the late Dominick and Rose Carmella (Barbera) Gianetto. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during WWII, where he obtained the grade of technician 5th grade. He was later sent to Fort Dix, NJ, where he eventually served as a field lineman for 17 months in the European Theater. His military awards include the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with two bronze service stars for participation in the Rhineland and central Europe campaigns. He also received the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on the 16th of May 1945, and he received the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross from Gov. Mario Cuomo. After he separated from the Army on 4 June 1946, he returned to Oswego, where he purchased a 25-acre farm located at 1872 County Route 7, about 2 1/2 miles south of Oswego Center, and raised onions and lettuce. In 1979 he purchased the old 480-acre DeHolander farm of Furniss Station Road. Mr. Gianetto was a member of the V.F.W Post 5885, the 102 Infantry District Association, and the 1st Division Big Red One. Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Knight) Gianetto; three daughters, Ann Marie (Rev. William) King of Oswego, Marian (Jeff) Wallace of Oswego and Betty Jo (Kent) Woodward of Oswego; two sons, SMSgt. Joseph F. Gianetto II of Oswego and Dominick "Nick" (Diana) Gianetto of Oswego; one brother, Anthony (Joanne) Gianetto of California; two sisters, Connie Pauldine of Oswego and Mary L. (Richard) Moshier of California; grandchildren, Eric M. King, Christina M. Gianetto, Janelle M. King, Angela D. Cross, Jennifer L. Gianetto, Alissa J. Evans, Jodi R. Woodward, Dawn Wardard, Amy Cook, Sher (Oly) Sharki, Havka (Kristina) Gurung, Ashok (Kavita) Lamchhane, Kellye M. Buckalew, Brandon J. Gianetto, Matthew J. Gianetto, Richard J. Wallace, Loren Wallace and Joseph W. Wallace; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Calling Hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Nelson funeral home, 11 West Albany Street, Oswego. Donations: Lyme Disease Assoc. of Southern Eastern PA, PO Box 944, Chaddsfords, PA 19317. www.nelson-funeralhome.com
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 11/9/2007.

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Charlene L. (Strade) Kaijala, 52, of Massachusetts died suddenly in her home, on Saturday, February 24, 2007.

She leaves her husband of 29 years, Kraig M. Kaijala; four sons, Jared M. Kaijala of Long Island, New York, Joshua E., Micah J. and Joel J. Kaijala all of Hubbardston; her parents, Russell L. and Leta ``Joan'' (Edwards) Strade of Hubbardston; her grandfather, Edward Waicul of Hubbardston; two brothers, Russell L. ``Rock'' Strade of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Clifford Strade of Stow; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. A brother, Rodney Strade, predeceased her. Char was born in Annapolis, MD and lived in Lancaster before moving to Hubbardston in 1997. She graduated from Nashoba Regional High School. She was co-owner, with her husband, of Wide Angle Marketing in Hubbardston.

Char loved the Lord Jesus Christ, her personal Savior. She was an active member of the Heritage Bible Chapel where she taught Children's Church. She was a Co-committee Chair of Central Mass Young Life, a Christian youth outreach program. She loved being with her family, cooking, gardening, animals and vacationing in Canada. Her home was always open to family and friends. She recently received her Algonquin Indian Card.

The funeral service for Char will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, in the Heritage Bible Chapel, 182 Brook Station Road, Princeton. Burial will be in the spring. Family and friends are invited to calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, in the Miles-Sterling Funeral Home, 100 Worcester Road (Rte. 12), Sterling. Memorial donations may be made to Central Mass Young Life MA-50, P.O. Box 265, South Barre, MA 01074; or the Heritage Bible Chapel, Attn: Missions Trips, P.O. Box 1096, Princeton, MA 01541.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_league/7102375.stm

Former Lions skipper Gregory dies

Gregory has lost his brave battle against illness
Former Great Britain captain Mike Gregory has died after a four-year battle with a neurological disease, a family spokesman has announced.
Gregory, who was just 43-years-old, had been suffering from a form of motor neurone disease.

In 2004, the illness forced Gregory to leave his job as Wigan coach.

During a distinguished playing career, Gregory captained Warrington and Great Britain, including on a tour to New Zealand, and won 20 Lions caps.

The Wigan-born former Warrington loose forward, who had been confined to a wheelchair for the last 12 months, lost consciousness on Sunday and died on Monday.

It is believed Gregory's illness was the result of an insect bite while he was on tour of Australia with Great Britain's academy team in 2003.

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Your tributes to Mike Gregory

It is thought the bite caused him to develop progressive muscular atrophy.

Gregory, who leaves a widow and two sons, played virtually his entire career with Warrington and also captained GB to two Test series victories over New Zealand.

The highlights of his international career included a long-range try in Sydney in 1988 to clinch the first British victory over Australia in a decade.

Warrington chairman Lord Hoyle paid tribute to Gregory, saying: "I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Mike's death and my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

"Mike served our club with distinction as a player for 12 years, including captaining Warrington in their last Challenge Cup Final appearance in 1990.

"His brave battle against illness and his efforts to raise awareness of progressive muscular atrophy has been an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed."

After his playing career, Gregory began the Super League era as assistant to coach Shaun McRae at St Helens, who lifted the inaugural title and twice won the Challenge Cup during his time on the staff.

Gregory then coached Swinton before joining the backroom staff at Wigan, initially as academy coach and then as assistant to Stuart Raper.

Mike set a shining example with the character, bravery and determination

RFL executive chairman Richard Lewis

He succeeded Raper at his hometown club in July 2004 and, after guiding the Warriors to a an 11-match unbeaten run culminating in a Grand Final appearance, was given the job full time on a two-year contract.

In the following May, he guided Wigan to the Challenge Cup final but that was to prove his last match as he was forced to step down because of illness.

Gregory took Wigan to a tribunal in March 2006 over his departure and the club made an ex gratia payment of 17,500 to him.

In September of the same year, more than 5,000 fans turned up at Wigan St Pat's amateur rugby league club for a testimonial match which raised more than 25,000 for Gregory.

Former Wigan and Great Britain centre Joe Lydon said: "Anyone who played with him or against him or watched him play would have respected Mike for his courage.

"He brought that same courage to his fight against an appalling illness. We are all lucky to have known him."

Rugby Football League executive chairman Richard Lewis said: "Mike was among the best players of his generation.

"He set a shining example with the character, bravery and determination that he showed on the field of play."

Wigan chairman Maurice Lindsay also sent his condolences to Gregory's family, saying: "Mike's death is a sad loss.

"I was fortunate to be the Great Britain tour manager in 1990 when Mike was our captain. He was a leader in every way and was our most inspirational player during the Test series win against New Zealand.

"Sadly, illness prevented Mike from spending more than a year as Wigan head coach but we will all have great memories of him as an outstanding player."


Here's an earlier article, which mentions his Lyme disease.

Stars turn out for Gregory

Gregory is battling Lyme Disease Borreliosis
More than 5,000 fans turned up at Wigan St Pat's amateur rugby league club for a testimonial match to raise money for rugby league legend Mike Gregory.
The former Warrington and Great Britain captain is battling a muscle wasting disease which has left him confined to a wheelchair.

The match was contested by a team of Wigan legends versus a select team from St Pat's, one of Gregory's former clubs.

Turning out for the Wigan team were ex-Great Britain stars Andy Farrell, Andy Gregory and Jonathan Davies.

Henry Paul, Brett Dallas and Bobbie Goulding also played to show their support for Gregory.

A game of touch, the brainwave of former Wigan great Joe Lydon, ended in a spirited draw.

The event raised over 25,000 for Gregory as he battles Lyme Disease Borreliosis, a tick-borne disease that blocks signals from the brain getting to muscles.

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Russell Paul Reach
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Russell Paul Reach, 49, of 214 Imperial Drive, died peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of November 11 after a long battle with Lyme disease.

Born October 19, 1958 in Sudbury, Mass., Russell went on to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, to receive his B.A. from Bob Jones University in 1982, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1985.

Russell moved to Greenville in 1993 to practice law at Wyche, Burgess, Freeman & Parham, P.A. before going into private practice in 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Beth Brennan Reach; his six children, Emily Beth Reach, Roy Philip Reach, William Daniel Reach, Rebekah Ashley Reach, Sarah Brennan Reach, and Patricia Abigail Reach; his mother, Marjorie Lee Reach; his five brothers, Stephen Reach and wife Marianne, Bob Reach and wife Julie, David Reach, Tom Reach and wife Maggie, and Ronald Reach; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Lauren Reach; and by his father, Roy Wheeler Reach.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church in Taylors. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Dave Shumate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, SC


Published in The Greenville News: 11-15-2007
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HARRY WAECHTER

Harry E. Waechter, 90, Mount Healthy, died Nov. 18.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Wesley Werner American Legion Post 513 and the Church of the Assumption.

Survived by wife Rosemary Waechter; children Tim, Tom Waechter, Tamara Pater; siblings Gil, Dorothy, Florence, Myra, Mildred, Rita; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Services were Nov. 24 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Lyme Disease Association, P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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Buck R Benoist , 66, -- Rhode Island

Buck Roy Benoist, 66, of Exeter, RI passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 at Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. He died of complications following a 2 week battle with a severe systemic Babesia infection (tick-borne disease), pneumonia and finally two massive strokes, which took away hope of recovery. His son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Cyndi Dunham, and his wife, Carla Neubert Benoist, were with him when he died. He also leaves four grandchildren, Willow, Ali, Nikki and Tyler Dunham of Tulsa, Oklahoma, three sisters: Sally Hardy of Pierre, SD, Lynda Nuttall of Denver, CO and Constance Benoist of Seattle, WA, two nieces, a nephew and numerous friends and former students (he worked as a substitute teacher.)

Buck and Carla Benoist married on January 9, 2000. He was an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Tribe of South Dakota, the son of the late Roy and Constance Benoist, a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Western Washington State University, with a degree in Watershed Science.

Buck loved his family and often told stories of growing up on his father's cattle Ranch near the Moreau and Missouri Rivers. He valued and respected his Lakota heritage and was a loving and compassionate husband and friend. Our years together were too short and he will live in my heart forever. Walk in Beauty my beloved husband.

A Celebration of his life and scattering of ashes will take place in South Dakota, near where he grew up, in the summer of 2008. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to any of the following:

1. http://www.indianyouth.org/south-dakota.html

This organization works with young people on both the Cheyenne River (where Buck grew up) and the Pine Ridge Reservations. Because Buck cared a great deal about his parents and his cultural heritage -- even though the Cattle Ranch he grew up on was flooded for a hydro-electric project in the late 50's, AND because the job he loved the most, which he did for the last 4.5 years of his life, was substitute teaching -- this charity is a perfect place for some of the contributions in his memory to go.

2. Hope for Hounds raises money for Dr. Couto at Ohio State University and his work with cancer in Greyhounds (and his unstinting help for many of us and our hounds!) Because Buck always loved dogs, and after meeting me "because I had 4 big dogs and could be trusted", came to love our favorite breed almost as much as I do, this seems like a good choice for donations in his memory for those who choose to.

PayPal: hopeforhounds@casualbling.com
Mailing address : Hope For Hounds, 242 Beatrice Drive, Nepean, ON, Canada K2J 4P1

3. And finally: Pitbull Rescue Central, http://www.pbrc.net/donate/html
Because our rescued American Pitbull Terrier, Samson (Sammy) was very much loved by Buck.
Mailing Address: Pit Bull Rescue Central, P.O. Box 335, Fulton Missouri 65251

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More info:

http://www.tickencounter.org/education/buckbenoist

Buck Benoist
Looking at one of the last photos taken of Buck Roy Benoist, one gets the impression he was a fit man, not rugged in statute but rugged in looks, with a demeanor that implied he was a man of the American West.


In fact he was-hailing from South Dakota and a member of the Lakota Indian Tribe, with a last name that hints he was partly a descendent of a one of the many French-Canadian trappers who helped settle that rugged part of the country. How he ended up in Exeter, RI is a story that started out in happiness for two people who found a late-in-life relationship and ended last August in tragedy, the latter caused by a tick carrying a disease.


His widow, Carla Neubert Benoist, still breaks down when she describes her husband's ordeal. Her only company in her Exeter home these days are three dogs which were part of the story as to how they met.


Carla has always loved dogs and she loved to write poetry. Several years ago, she posted some poetry on the Internet and she got a reply from Buck Roy Benoist who happened to be visiting someone in Pennsylvania.


In the Internet chat she let him know that she lived with four big dogs--Carla has long been involved with greyhound adoption agencies. "His reply was that he wanted to meet me because he felt he could trust a woman who had four big dogs," recalls Carla.


Buck Roy Benoist was raised on his father's cattle ranch on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. The ranch is now underwater, thanks to a hydroelectric project. Buck Roy eventually got a degree in watershed science from Western Washington University and spent a lot of time outdoors.


Buck and Carla were married in 2000 in a small ceremony conducted at URI where Carla was an office worker.


In 2001, Buck withstood a liver cancer attack and partly through a healthy diet rebounded. "He had lowered his blood pressure and cholesterol levels and we were eating a healthy diet with little red meat and much fish," she says. He enjoyed working outdoors in the yard of their modest Exeter home but what he really enjoyed, relates Carla, was substitute teaching in South Kingstown schools.


Buck was always careful when he worked outdoors, always conscious of ticks, says Carla. "He always checked himself and wore white socks," in order to spot any ticks. "I checked him too," she adds.


But then a couple years ago Buck started complaining that he would get tired easily. "He would go out in the yard and get tired from nothing," she said noting that Buck was not a big complainer. "He is one who would have covered up a broken leg-he had that western stoicism," she says.


Buck visited the Narragansett Indian Tribe clinic (the Native Americans have reciprocal arrangements between tribes) saying he was feeling bad and could not explain it. The clinic referred him to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Providence (Buck was a Marine in the early days of the Vietnam War). Carla drove Buck up to the VA Hospital.


Buck's own theory was that he was having an angina spell and the VA doctors thought so too, said Carla. "His blood pressure was good, his cholesterol was down and all of his organs were good including his liver," she says. They decided to keep him overnight. She left him at the hospital at 2:30 in the afternoon.


"At 8:30 that night, he called and said they were keeping an eye on him and that he would see me tomorrow. That was the last time I talked to him."


At 2:30 in the morning, Carla got a call from the VA Hospital that they were transferring him to Miriam Hospital for a whole blood transfusion "because he had a severe systemic babesia infection which they were unable to treat effectively."


"I got a lot of prayer chains going," says Carla who went right up to Miriam.


Buck was put on a respirator and medication to keep his blood pressure up and was kept in a drug-induced coma. He had two full blood transfusions-according to Buck's doctor "that's practically unheard of," Carla said.


After about a week and a half, Buck suffered two strokes-they were not detected until two days later by CAT scan.


When Carla got the phone call about Buck's strokes, she was informed that 2/3rds of the left side of his brain was lost. She went into a room and screamed "No!" repeatedly for 10 minutes.


She called Buck's son and daughter-in-law in Oklahoma and they came to Rhode Island. The three of them were at Buck's side when life support was disconnected. He died on August 30 at 2:40 p.m., two weeks to the day after he was admitted to the VA Hospital. He was 66.


To this day, Carla does not know where Buck contacted the infected tick that gave him babesia. It could have been in Washington State but when she contacted Dr. Thomas Mather, director of URI's Center for Vector-Borne Disease, he doubted that theory. The tick encounter could have been in their own backyard. "There was no tell-tale bulls-eye indicating a tick bite," she says. But with babesiosis, there wouldn't be.


Carla believes the struggle Buck had fighting the massive babesia infection triggered the strokes. "The burden of the treatment was just too much for his system." If he had survived he would have needed a trachea tube, would have lost the use of one arm and be confined to a wheelchair, says Carla. "He wouldn't want that."


Carla is quite familiar with tick-borne diseases through all her work rescuing dogs, especially greyhounds. She herself has had Lyme disease which she feels has left her with severe rheumatoid arthritis.


"It's sad-if it had been caught two months earlier, he might have survived. It strikes me that it was never detected," she says. "Someday, someone will come up with a good diagnostic system."


"I am also extremely determined that people should stop taking tick-borne diseases for granted or acting as if they were treatable and non-life threatening,"


Next spring, Carla plans to travel to South Dakota and visit Buck's favorite place to spread his ashes. In the meantime, she has nothing but praise for Mather's work in pushing the message that tick-borne diseases are preventable. "His is kind of a crusade. This is not a trivial disease-it is one that can happen to anybody."


She admits it has taken her time to be in a frame of mind to be interviewed. But Buck's story may help people, she says. "I intend to do something and I am willing to talk to people. Buck would want me to."

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From Washington Jewish Week Online Edition

12/5/2007 8:59:00 PM

Joan Friedenberg, Web consultant, 53
Joan Maura Friedenberg of Bethesda, who owned a new media consulting firm, died Nov. 29 from the effects of a number of ailments, including Lyme disease. She was 53.

Born in Richmond, Friedenberg earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a master's degree, also in communications, from Boston University.

She worked for a number of media organizations including McNeil/Lehrer Productions, ABC News and National Public Radio.

In 1995, she became the founding editor of the Online NewsHour, the Web site for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. In 2003, she started her own new media consulting firm, Joan M. Friedenberg LLC, in Bethesda.

Friedenberg was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel in Rockville and the Ashburton Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association.

She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Salant; her son, Isaac Salant; and her mother, Lorraine Friedenberg of Rockville.

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Ginette Ellen Jones, 39, Tenessee

Jones, Ginette Ellen posted February 1, 2007

Ginette Ellen Jones, 39, of East Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at her home.

A native of Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Jones had lived in Chattanooga for the past four years. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and an avid supporter of the AAA Women's Services.

She was the daughter of the late Edward and Bernie Molek. She is survived by her husband, Nigel Jones; son, Jeff Creely; mother-in-law, Betty Jones; brothers, Greg and Gordon Molek; sisters, Gloria Molek and Georgia Paul.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel with the Rev. David King officiating. Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Lyme Disease Association, Inc., P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

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WILLIAM WOOD
Published on October 18, 2007

2007- The Press Democrat


Thirty years ago William ``Wayne'' Wood turned part of an old Petaluma ranch into a KOA campground, hoping to start a successful family business.

He succeeded, said his son, Chris Wood of Sebastopol.

``In 2001 we were named by KOA the No. 1 (KOA) campground in the nation,'' Chris Wood said. ``It was an extreme honor for dad.''

Wayne Wood, 66, died unexpectedly Oct. 9 at a local hospital. He suffered a rare, fatal reaction to a parasite in his blood caused by a tick bite, said his son. Public health officials are investigating where he might have gotten the bite.

Wood was born on Christmas Day, 1940, in Port Monmouth, N.J., where he was raised.

In the early 1960s he served in the United States Army as a first lieutenant and adjutant. He was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco.

After the Army he returned to school. In 1966 he finished his master's degree in education at Rutgers University. That same year he met and married Judy Nelson.

The couple returned to California in 1967, living in Marin County for about seven years while he taught history and was an administrator in the Novato Unified School District.

In the summer of 1973, the Wood family travelled in a camper up the West Coast to Alaska. Along the way, an idea came to him:

``We stayed at all these great campgrounds. He thought, `This would be a great thing to do, a great family business,''' said his son.

The Woods bought 60 acres in northwest Petaluma, part of the old Gale ranch. In 1974 the family of four moved to Petaluma.

Although a KOA representative warned him Petaluma was ``the sticks'' and a camp there would never be successful, Wayne Wood was determined, Chris Wood recounted.

The family opened the Petaluma KOA camping resort in 1975. In the early years he kept teaching, with Judy Wood running the camp by day and he ran it by night, their son said.

The original 66 sites grew over 30 years to 312 sites with cabins and tours to San Francisco.

``It was a full-time-plus job. Dad worked very hard at it,'' he said. It also was a family effort, just as Wayne Wood had hoped it would be.

Wayne Wood retired in May and his family continues to run the business.

Over the years Wayne Wood participated on many boards for campground associations. He also served on the board of the Liberty School District.

Chris Wood called his father a dedicated family man, generous and with great integrity. He was the patriarch of three generations.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Hundley of San Rafael, mother Marion Wood and sister Donna Bisgrove of Monmouth Township, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hessel Union Church in Sebastopol. Viewing will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Adobe Creek Funeral Home in Petaluma.

Following Saturday's service will be a reception at the French Garden Restaurant in Sebastopol.

Memorial donations may be made to the KOA Care Camps for children with cancer, P.O. Box 361064, Birmingham, AL 35236.

-- Randi Rossmann

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Delicia Gay Pevytoe- Butler of Midlothian, TX went to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the age of 48.

Gay fought a good battle to defeat Lyme disease and ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The funeral was held at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County and burial at Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville.

Gay was born July 27, 1958, in Dallas, the beloved daughter of Leroy and Frances Pevytoe. She was an "Oak Cliff" girl, graduating from Sunset High School in 1976.
Gay's heart was broken when she lost her sweet girl, Maggie, but Maggie is now in her arms once again.
Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Wes Butler; her son, Jordan Hansen, who was her pride and joy; stepson, Brady Butler and his wife, Kelley; sister, Kelly McCaskill and her husband, Pat, and nephews Sam and Matt McCaskill and Nicholas Vela; brother, Jeff Pevytoe and his wife, Liz, and nieces; grandmother, Lillie May Farmer; mother- and father-in-law, Pat and Jo Beth Butler; sister-in-law, Brenda and Darrel Hobbs and Debbie and David Simonton; brother-in-law, James Butler; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved pets, Babs, Annie and her donkeys, Jennie, Jesus, Applejack and Rowdy.
Gay was a member of the DFW Lyme disease support group. She began attending the meetings in November 2005 after receiving her Lyme diagnosis.


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Junie Nicol (Mrs. Robert)

NEW AUBURN/TOMAH, Wis. -- Junie Nicol, 84, of New Auburn and formerly of Tomah, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at home.

She was born Georgia Junior Falkner on Feb. 24, 1923, to George and Myrtle (Bigelow) Falkner in the town of Adrian, Monroe County, Wis. She graduated from Tomah High School in 1940. She married Robert S. Nicol on Oct. 25, 1942, in San Diego, where he was serving with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war ended, they returned to Tomah, where they raised their family.

Junie was employed by First Bank of Tomah for many years, retiring as cashier in 1981. She belonged to the Business and Professional Women, Tomah Toastmasters and served on the Tomah Park Board. She was especially proud of her part in getting the Little Red School House established in Gillett Park. She also served on the board of directors of the Hiawatha Golf Course.

In retirement, Junie and Bob enjoyed winters in Bradenton, Fla., and summers on Long Lake near New Auburn. She was always busy and enjoyed biking, golfing and canoeing, in addition to her volunteer work at schools and Roser Church in Anna Maria, Fla., and the Ice Age Center and New Auburn School in Wisconsin. She pursued her lifelong love of beauty through her flowers, drawing, sketching and photography. Grammy Junie's picture books were the center of many visits and memories for her family and friends.

When lyme disease curtailed her physical activities, Junie continued to expand her world and her friendships through her computer, staying in touch with family and friends and following their travels and activities around the world.

Junie is survived by Bob, her husband of 65 years, and their four children, Bonnie (Karl) Peterson of Green Bay, Wis., Blaine (Rosanne) Nicol of Brea, Calif., B. Scott (Dorothy) Nicol of Tomah and Brent (Donna), also of Tomah; 11 grandchildren and their families, Sara (Ben) Ehrets and Odin of Stoughton, Wis., Joshua Peterson of Green Bay, Emily (Rob) Robinson and Travis, Alyssa and Hailey of Placentia, Calif., Jenny Nicol (Charlie Visnic) of Fullerton, Calif., Stacy Nicol (Guilliame Tessier) of France; Brian (Marie) Nicol and William of Green Bay, Melissa (Brian) Olson and Caitlin, Sadie and Rylie of Tomah, Brett (Kim) Nicol and Emily of Milwaukee, Mandy Nicol (Adam Lange) and Kaya Lange of Milwaukee, Jason Nicol of Eau Claire, Wis., and Joe Nicol of Tomah. She is further survived by her sister, Orlou Daniels, formerly of Tomah, and now of Janesville, Wis.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Arllys Schumann.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah. Pastor William Rice will officiate. Burial will follow in the La Grange Cemetery, Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the church.

The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

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RMSF death-
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Caroline McHardy Elliot
GREENSBORO - Caroline Elliot, 61, died at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro on Thursday, May 3, 2007, of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. in Greensboro on Sunday, May 6, at New Garden Friends Meeting at 801 New Garden Road.

Caroline was born July 1, 1945, in Charlotte to John Drew and Ann Mauldin Elliot. She graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and earned a BA from UNCG. She attended Columbia University in New York where she received her Physical Therapy degree.

Caroline combined her physical therapy skills and commitment to peace and social justice through her work with the American Friends Service Committee in Africa and South Vietnam where she met David Bailey, her loving husband of 33 years.

She moved with her family to Greensboro in 1979 where she worked in the Greensboro City School System for 25 years. She dedicated her career to helping disabled children and was a much loved member of the Gateway Education Center staff until her retirement last year.

Caroline loved hiking, camping, gardening, and travel - including recent trips to Alaska, Ireland, Brazil and her return to Vietnam in 2002. She was active in Friendship Friends Meeting, continuing her life long commitment to social justice. She was a Girl Scout whose camp songs, outdoor skills and leadership she passed on to many girls in this area. She loved to spend time with her many friends and family, especially her two young grandsons, Robert and Luke.

Caroline was a powerful person who empowered those around her. She accomplished much and helped many throughout a life that was cut way too short.

She is survived by her husband, David Bailey; daughter, Jessica; her husband, Lyn Stimpson; and grandson, Robert of Helena, Mont.; son, Rob; his wife, Annaliese Zeiler; and grandson, Luke of Loveland, Colo.; mother, Ann Elliot of Charlotte; sister, JoAnn Davis of Winston Salem; brothers, John Elliot of Charlotte and Robert "Hoppy" Elliot of Winston Salem; godchildren, Deedee Nachman, Sheldon Currier, and Caroline Elliot; lifelong friend, Barbara Dowd; and so many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and dear, dear friends who will miss her greatly.

She was predeceased by her father, John Drew Elliot of Charlotte.

A reception will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Friends Service Committee at www.afsc.org or the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.

Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family and condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com

Published in the News Record on 5/5/2007.

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She is already on the page with a diffferent Obit but I had never seen this Obit before- it names her cats!!!
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Rebecca `Becky'
Marie Jarrell Nichols

Rebecca ``Becky'' Marie Jarrell Nichols, 50, of Bedford, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at her residence. She was born April 2, 1955, in South Charleston, W.Va.

She was a member of Staunton Baptist Church. Becky had a passion for working with flowers and had a great love for the ocean and her three cats, Jackson, Tiger and Blackie.

She is survived by her husband, John B. Nichols of Bedford; a son, John David Nichols of Bedford; her mother, Alice Mae Boyle Carroll and her husband, David of Roanoke; a sister, Roberta Parrett of South Charleston, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Vickie Nichols Sherertz of Roanoke; and a niece, Julia Crawford Sherertz of Roanoke.


Memorial contributions may be made to Lyme Disease Association, P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, N.J. 08527, or Feed The Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Staunton Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chris Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.
To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com.

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Died of ovarian cancer but had lyme-
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Carole Tegnander, 60
Homemaker

Carole Ann Tegnander (nee Ramsey) died at her "home on the Lake" on Friday, February 17, following a long and courageous battle against ovarian cancer. She was 60 years old.
The daughter of the late Frank "Jack" and Marguerite Ramsey, she was born January 29, 1946 and raised in Valley Stream. There she met and married her husband, Richard J. Tegnander. They continued to live and work on Long Island until 2002 when, after retiring, they moved to Rock Hill to be closer to their son and his family.
A family statement said, ``People who knew Carole saw she had an easy smile, was always up beat regardless of the pain she endured from two crushing illnesses. She lived her life by the motto, `NEVER QUIT.' In 1990, after 10 years of undiagnosed suffering, she was found to have late stage Lyme Disease. She found the strength to co-found the Long Island Lyme Association (LILA). She helped run support groups meetings, gave educational seminars, and even testified before the U.S. Senate Health Commission in Washington D.C. and various NYS committees to help raise awareness of Lyme Disease. She was compassionate toward those with Lyme and a staunch advocate for reform of our health insurance system, which was often at odds with those needing treatment.
``When Carole was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2001 she met it head on, seeking aggressive treatment. As with Lyme Disease, she became outspoken in her attempt to raise public awareness and funding for research into this `silent killer,' which takes the lives of thousands of women each year. In spite of her health issues she managed to enjoy life. She and her husband often traveled with a small group of friends she called the Cruise Crew. An avid animal lover, she was known to stop traffic on busy roads to rescue a stray dog or cat giving them shelter and a chance for a better life. At one point she had as many as three dogs and five cats in their small cape-style home on Long Island. However, in the 60 years of her life she will be remembered as a loyal and loving wife, a joyful and caring friend, and devoted mother and grandmother. While dealing with the pain of countless surgeries and chemotherapies she found great joy and satisfaction in having seen her son successful in his career, married to a beautiful and loving wife, whom Carole loved as if she were her own daughter, and most especially being a doting grandmother.''
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard J. Tegnander; a son, Brian Joseph and his wife, Lynn Tegnander, of Jeffersonville; grandchildren Allison, Sean and Morgan; and several cousins.
Her Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, February 20, at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville. Fr. Ignatius Vu officiated. Internment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Youngsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021.
Arrangements were under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.

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Icon 9 posted 06 January, 2008 04:05 PM Profile for lymeladyinNY Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Joseph Theodore Zunic, 33, was a man who lived near me. I never met him but he, his family, and friends put on a benefit each year called "Zooneyfest". He was the first beneficiary, but insisted that if the fest was to go on each year it would have to benefit others in need.

His obituary is listed at Pressconnects.com, click on Obituaries at top.

I'm sorry, I'm not internet savvy and don't know how to put it on the list we have here on Lymenet.

There is no mention of Lyme disease in the obituary - it says he died of ALS. However, I read a big story about him in our local paper a couple of years ago in which it said he had Lyme disease/ ALS. He was an avid outdoorsman.

It seems he was highly regarded by those who knew him.

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Joseph Theodore Zunic, 33, New York


Joseph Theodore Zunic
of Endwell and Maine, N.Y.

Joseph Theodore Zunic, of Endwell and Maine, N.Y., died January 4, 2008. Joe lived life to the fullest for 33 years, especially for the last 41/2 years after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Betty Jane Touhey; and paternal grandparents, Stephen F. and Edna T. Zunic. He is survived by his parents, John and Diane Zunic, Maine, N.Y.; his brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Beth Ann Zunic, Endicott; his adored triplet nieces, Julianne, Jenna, and Rylee Zunic; beloved nephew, Sean Michael Zunic; maternal grandfather, Robert J. Touhey, Endwell; uncles and aunts, Stephen Zunic, Binghamton, Richard and Kerri Lee Zunic, Maine, N.Y., Kathleen Zunic, Hellertown, Pa., Kenneth and Debbie Zunic, Maine, N.Y., Jack and Kathy Touhey, Endwell, Tom and Katie Touhey, Shelly and Dave Enfield, all of Maine, N.Y., Terry Touhey, Springfield, Mo.; his cousins, Kenny, Danny and Mickey Zunic, Aimee, Bruce, Avery and Olivia Swisshelm, Ryan and Kari Touhey, Ali Touhey, JP, Katelyn, and Megan Touhey, Josh, Rob, Mikki and Thomas Enfield.

He graduated from Maine Endwell High School, received his Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Central Connecticut State University, and worked with his father in the family excavation business. He was a member of Most Holy Rosary Church, Maine, N.Y., and also attended the weekly Healing Mass at St. Mary's of Assumption Church, Binghamton. Joe enjoyed the outdoors (especially Alaska), his Harley, hunting, snowmobiling, the New York Yankees, and entertaining in his "Garage Mahal." Joe loved and was loved in return by his extended family of friends, caregivers, "best buds" and the "Zooneyfest" staff. He felt truly blessed to be surrounded by such loving and caring people throughout his life and his illness.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, January 8, 10:30 a.m. from Most Holy Rosary Church, Route 26, Maine, N.Y. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Maine St., Endicott, N.Y., Monday, January 7, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Joe's memory may be made to the ALS Association, Upstate N.Y. Chapter, 323 Rte. 5 West, Elbridge, N.Y. 13060, or The Muscular Dystrophy Association, ALS Division, 1249 Front St., #106, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.

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Possible Lyme related death-
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Byers, Dale W.

BYERS DALE W., on Dec. 26, 2007, age 89. Beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Corey) of Newtown Square. Devoted father of Richard D. (Linda), Philip G. (Beverly) and Linda Grogan (Bernard); also survived by his sister Mildred Harris (Oscar), his 7 grand-children and his 6 great grandchildren. Memorial Service, Saturday, January. 12th at 11 A.M. in The Newtown Square Presbyterian Church, 3600 Goshen Rd. Newtown Square, PA 19073. In lieu of flowers memorial may be sent to The Lyme Disease Assoc., Inc., P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527. Interment private.

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 1/6/2008.
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for my friends who remember mgh lyme chat TOFU and NY and washington it is with great sadness that I have to write you and say yet another victom of lyme disease has fallen Adam Rowett 18 years old has dealt with lyme disease from 1997 along with myslf he was a brave little trooper who hardly ever complained even the weeks and months of anbxs that we had to mix into his frozen yougert kept smileing but from that time untill now it kept comeing causeing severe mood swings and as he became a young adult it became more then he could deal with takeing more and more medications untill it finaly won I found him thismorning dead we have to wait for the official death report and as always they are going to blame the pills the person but not this dam disease I cant saymore tonight through my tears and sadness I doent know how i,m going to go on myself
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Adam C.
Rowett

VERNON -- Adam C. Rowett, 18, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, Jan. 11, 2007.

Born to Timothy and Susan Rowett in Pequannock, he lived most of his life in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon.

Mr. Rowett was a graduate of Vernon High School and had been working as a lift attendant at Mountain Creek Ski Resort in Vernon for the season. He was a former Boy Scout with Troop 404 in Highland Lakes, played soccer and basketball, and was an avid snowboarder. He had a great interest in sports cars, four-wheelers and dirt biking.

Mr. Rowett was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Lillian Rowett, and his maternal grandmother, Betty Block.

He was the beloved son of Timothy and Susan Rowett of Highland Lakes; the dear brother of Joe Curran of Rhode Island, Lauren Montanaro of Stockholm, Kristen Montanaro of Highland Lakes, and Peter Montanaro of Sussex; grandson of Phillip Block of North Carolina; uncle of Paige and Eric Montanaro; and nephew of Steve Block of Flanders, Jeff Block of North Carolina, Judy Hardick of Ogdensburg and Ellen Chiosie of Monroe, N.Y.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.

Memorial gifts to Caring Hearts Fund, C/O Vernon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Vernon, NJ 07462 would be appreciated.

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Kenneth R. Ethier


Kenneth R. Ethier, 53, of Coopersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 in Grand View Hospital, Sellersville.

He was the husband of Ann (Richardson) Ethier. They celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary last May. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was the son of Roger and Lucille (Montpetit) Ethier of Quakertown. He was last employed as a maintenance man for LEM Products, Doylestown. Previously, he worked in the maintenance department of Fasson, Quakertown. Ken enjoyed working and anything mechanical. He also enjoyed monster trucks.

Survivors: Wife; parents; two sons, Kerry, Aaron; sisters, Joyce, Claudette, Lynette; brother, Richard. He was predeceased by a son, Ryan.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in C.R. Strunk Funeral Home Inc. (www.crstrunk.com), 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown. Call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Contributions: Can be made to Grand View Hospital, the Lyme Disease Research Association or the American Cancer Society.


Published in the Morning Call on 1/14/2008.
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I just got word today DREW HYDE, formerly of the Boston area, died of Lyme disease yesterday. I have no obit yet, but will post it when I get it. He struggled painfully for years with Lyme disease.
Drew, as I remember him from the 70's, was a man filled with zest and passion for the arts, and at one time headed the ICA in Boston.

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Gary D. Norbut, 53, Pennsylvania

Gary D. Norbut, 53, of Upper Black Eddy, Pa, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospice House of the VNA, Lower Saucon Township, Pa.

Born: He was a son of the late Edward R., Sr. and Alice D. Leichliter Norbut of Upper Black Eddy, Pa. Survivors: Gary is survived by a son and daughter; two brothers; three sisters; a granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

Services: Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Tinicum Church Road, Tinicum Township, Pa. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, Milford, NJ.

Published in The Express Times on 3/6/2008.

http://obits.pennlive.com/ETPA/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=105126314

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Harold G. Anderson, 66, Michigan

WELLS -- Harold G. Anderson, 66, of 6740 E. Oak Park 0.1 Dr., Wells, passed away Saturday evening, March 8, 2008, at Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness with Lyme disease.

Harold was born in Escanaba on Dec. 10, 1941, the son of Lars and Anna (Erlandsen) Anderson. He graduated from Escanaba High School, Class of 1960. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He enjoyed hunting and at one time was involved with hockey.

He served in the Navy from 1960 to 1964.

He was employed at Mead Paper as a papermaker for 38 years, retiring in 2005.

Harold G. Anderson married Mildred Mihalic on Sept. 2, 1967, at St. Anne's Church.

He was a member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick's Parish.

Harold is survived by: his wife, Mildred of Wells; son, Scott of Wells; daughter, Stephane (Derek) Anderson of Marquette; three grandchildren, Jacob, Lars and Bjorn Anderson; brother, Glenn (Sandy) Anderson of Rhinelander, Wis.; and five nieces and nephews of Norway (Europe).

He was preceded in death by his parents and two step-brothers.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Eric Olson officiating.

Burial will be held in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Bark River are assisting the Anderson Family with arrangements.

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Nancy L. (Scully) Strayer, 61, Pennsylvania


POSTED: March 14, 2008

March 20, 1946 - March 12, 2008

Nancy L. (Scully) Strayer, 61, Hollidaysburg RR 3, died Wednesday at home.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of James E. and Marie M. (Seymour) Scully. She married John D. Mummert Sr. July 22, 1967, in Steelton. He died Oct. 11, 1998. She married Ivan Scott Strayer Sept. 4, 2007, in Hollidaysburg.

Mrs. Strayer was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters: Janet and Beverly.

She is survived by a son, John D. Mummert Jr. of Middletown; sister, Patricia Wees and husband, Robert, in Florida; and brother, James E. and wife, Suzanne, of Coral Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren: Johnnessa, John III and Trinity Mummert; two nieces: Martha ``Marty'' and Elizabeth ``Betsy'' Wees; and stepchildren: Lynn Mehrer and husband Chris, of Rozette, Wyo., Cary Shaw and husband, Wade, of Martinsburg, Heather Malesky and husband Sam, of Summerhill, Jennifer Sell of Claysburg, Anna Strayer of Hollidaysburg and Ivan Scott Strayer II of Martinsburg.

Mrs. Strayer also is survived by her first and last love, Ivan Scott Strayer of Hollidaysburg. They went together in high school and after 37 years without contact were brought back together again in 2000.

She attended St. Michael's Catholic School and graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1963. She worked with her first husband in family-owned businesses, including an Amoco service station, then a Texaco station, both in Highspire, Pa., from 1967-94. In 1993, they moved to Driftwood, Cameron County, where they owned and operated the The Hunter's and Angler's Pub until 2000. She enjoyed hunting and fishing in Canada.

In keeping with her generous and giving spirit, Mrs. Strayer has donated her body to research for cancer and Lyme disease.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing. A memorial service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.

http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/505593.html

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Jan Linton, 56, UK

Woman commits suicide after insect bite led her to suffer paranoid delusions
Last updated at 17:48pm on 10th April 2008

A wealthy woman plunged to her death from her million-pound flat after suffering paranoid delusions caused by an insect bite she received while on holiday in France.

Jan Linton, 56, had been acting ``very strangely'' and claimed police were ``out to get her'' in the days before her death, falling three storeys from a window in her West Brompton flat in January.

Six months earlier she had been bitten by a tick in the French countryside and had returned to London in December to seek medical help for debilitating joint pains.

Her GP suspected Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that can cause psychosis and delusions. Her mental state rapidly deteriorated, Westminster coroner's court heard.

Rhian Bradley, Miss Linton's friend of 20 years who lived with her in Redcliffe Gardens, said: ``Jan began to have doubts and questioned the whole meaning of her life.

``She was a person of high integrity and high moral character so it was absolute mental torture to her.''

Coroner Dr Paul Knapman said Miss Linton was ``clearly not herself '' at the time of her death. He recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=558728&in_page_id=1770

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Pamela Truscott Byrne, 57, Maryland

06/13/2008

KNOXVILLE, Md. -- Pamela Truscott Byrne, 57, died Saturday, June 7th, 2008, at her home in Knoxville, Md., from complications of Lyme disease.

She was born March 19, 1951, in Newport News, Va. She grew up in Birmingham; lived in Maryland for 24 years and wintered in Cape Coral, Fla. At an early age, she was fascinated by plants and animals and was also a talented artist. She graduated from Ohio State University.

She worked as an agriculturalist for the United States Department of Agriculture for 33 years and retired in 2006. She was one of the first women hired by the USDA in 1973 and worked in Florida, North Carolina, Hawaii, Africa, Holland, and for the USDA training center in Frederick, Maryland as an instructor for many years. She enjoyed gardening and had seven flower gardens and a large vegetable garden.

Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Tom Byrne, her mother, Estelle Truscott; sisters Gail Truscott, Page Wichman, Helen Miller; one niece and three nephews; step daughters, Jennifer Keim of North Hampton, PA, Elizabeth Smith of Odell, IL, Emily Johnson of Clifton Park, NY; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Starr Truscott in 2007.

Friends may call Wednesday June 18th from 12:00 until the time of a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Reverend Carol Rettew, pastor of the Bay Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Birmingham Cemetery, Ohio.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com

http://www.morningjournal.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19770681&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=46369&rfi=6

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Robert ``Robby'' Stamps, 58, Florida

Private funeral Monday for former student shot by Ohio National Guard

Published on Sunday, Jun 15, 2008
Beacon Journal staff report

Robert ''Robby'' Stamps, one of 13 students shot by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest May 4, 1970, at Kent State University, has died of complications from pneumonia.

Mr. Stamps, 58, died Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla. A private funeral is scheduled for Monday at a friend's house. A memorial service is planned in San Diego.

Although the random bullet that struck him in the lower back colored his life for decades to come, Mr. Stamps lived an active professional life as a counselor, author, musician and inventor.

The residue of May 4 remained with him. And he often reflected on it.

''The guardsmen who killed four students and wounded nine others have neither told the truth nor been held accountable for their actions,'' he wrote in a guest editorial for the Akron Beacon Journal in March 1996.

Mr. Stamps grew up in a white-collar neighborhood in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid. His father was a career military man who would have ''rather seen me go to jail than go to Vietnam to fight, and he told me so,'' Mr. Stamps was quoted as saying.

Fateful decision

Because Mr. Stamps suffered from Crohn's disease, his doctor advised him to attend a college within a 45-minute radius of home. He chose Kent State.

His goals were simple.

''I wasn't even thinking about my future,'' he was quoted as saying in Kent State's Burr magazine in 2000. ''I just wanted to graduate because I was used to spending every summer in the hospital.''
He double-majored in Spanish and sociology during an exciting time, he said: ''Students felt as if they had the power to change the world.''

He was in the wrong place at the wrong time when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on the crowd at an anti-war rally at Kent State.

''Instinctively, I turned around and started to run away,'' he told the magazine. ''I took about three or four steps, and that's when it got me in the back.''

Mr. Stamps recalled sitting in the front seat of the ambulance for the ride to Robinson Memorial Hospital in nearby Ravenna. Behind him were Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller, both of whom died from their wounds.

The next day, Mr. Stamps' parents took him to University Hospitals in Cleveland for care of the bullet wound that entered through his back, went down into his leg and broke his femur bone.

Eventually, Mr. Stamps returned to Kent State to finish his bachelor's degree, graduating magna cum laude.

Professional life

He continued his studies at KSU, earning a master's degree in sociology in 1975 and a master's degree in journalism and mass communication in 1999.

Mr. Stamps wore many hats in his professional life. He was a teacher and a counselor treating the alcohol and drug-addicted. He wrote three nonfiction books, including No Risk Used Car Buying in 2001. He also was a songwriter.

He ran a business calledauthorswanted.com to help others write manuscripts, find agents and publish their work.

In 2000, Mr. Stamps spoke out against plans to include a taped speech by convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal in the May 4 commemoration, fearing his comments would shift the focus of the annual event.

Toward the end of his life, Mr. Stamps was beset by Lyme disease. He and his wife, Teresa Sumrall, set up a Web site that asked for donations.

''The medical and associated costs to treat this illness are staggering,'' the Web site read.

Mr. Stamps never forgot about what happened at Kent State.

''What I thought about then is that we had a military industrial complex in charge of things, profiting handsomely from making war. And I think the same thing today,'' he told the Burr.

Mr. Stamps is survived by his wife.

Arrangements were being handled by Beggs Funeral Home in Madison, Fla.

http://www.ohio.com/news/19952839.html?page=1&c=y
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Kent St. student wounded in Nat'l Guard shootings dies at 58

(Published June 15, 2008)

AKRON, Ohio -- Robert Stamps, one of nine Kent State students wounded in the Ohio National Guard shootings that killed four other students 38 years ago, died in Tallahassee, Fla., of complications from pneumonia, his wife said.

Stamps, an observer who was sympathetic to anti-war demonstrators, was struck in the lower back on May 4, 1970 while fleeing tear gas and gunfire during a protest against the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. He rode in the same ambulance as Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller, both of whom died from their wounds.

Stamps, 58, passed away Wednesday night, Teresa Sumrall said in an e-mail. He's the second of the nine wounded students to die. James Russell died last year at the age of 60, said Alan Canfora, another student who was wounded.

Stamps grew up in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid. He continued his studies at Kent State after the shootings, earning a master's degree in sociology in 1975 and a master's in journalism and mass communication in 1999. He worked as a counselor, author and musician and repeatedly called for the Guard shooters to be held accountable.

Stamps returned often to the Kent State campus for memorial ceremonies, Canfora said. He contracted Lyme disease at one event at Mohican State Park and had been bedridden for the last several years, he said.

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June 15, 2008

Tallahassee resident hurt in Kent State shooting dies

By Patrick O'Donnell
CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

Robert Stamps, 58, one of the 13 students shot on the Kent State University campus by the National Guard on May 4, 1970, died Wednesday.

Stamps, who died in Madison just east of Tallahassee, was an observer sympathetic to the anti-war protests the day of the shootings and was shot in the buttocks while fleeing the tear gas gunfire.

Alan Canfora, another of the shot students who now runs Kent's May 4 Center, said Stamps had protested other times and always believed the Guard shooters should be tried for murder.

Stamps, 57, of Tallahassee, died of pneumonia, according to an e-mail his wife Teresa Sumrall sent to friends. Canfora said Stamps had contracted Lyme disease years ago at a May 4 event at Mohican State Park and had been bedridden with it the last few years.

He was the second of the nine students injured that day to die. James Russell, the oldest of the nine, died at his Oregon home last year at the age of 60.

After the shootings, Stamps graduated with degrees in sociology and Spanish. He lived for a while in Lakewood as an author and college teacher. Canfora said Stamps moved several times between Ohio, California and Florida, and frequently returned to the Kent campus for May 4 remembrances.

"It helps and it hurts," Stamps told The Plain Dealer at one of those events in 2000. "It heals old stuff and brings up old stuff at the same time."

Just a year ago, when students shot in the incident spoke against the current war in Iraq, Stamps told The Plain Dealer that his illness was "the only thing stopping me from actively going around to college campuses, protesting and talking to people about the war."

Killed that day were students Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder. Scheuer and Schroeder were passers-by. Canfora said Stamps rode to the hospital in the same ambulance as Krause before joining him in a waiting room, where they learned students had died.

In addition to Stamps, Canfora and Russell, the wounded students were John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Dean Kahler, Joseph Lewis, Donald MacKenzie, James Russell and Douglas Wrentmore.

A private ceremony was set for Monday. Another ceremony is set for July in San Diego, Calif.

http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080615/NEWS01/806150320/1010

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melanie, what is criteria for posting an obit here?

local woman died last fall; i just found out about it when i saw her husband. i've NOT seen her obit so don't know if it mentioned lyme and/or co-infection as being the cause.

how do you handle something like this? thx [Smile]

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Hello Betty,

My opinion on the matter is that if a person was known to have had Tickborne diseases, they qualify.

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mel, thx for replying!

i looked on your site and did not see LOIS HEINS listed there; so since her name is NOT there; it would NOT be shown on this link of obituaries post .... would it?
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i'll email her hubby since i send my LAUGHTER stuff to him since he really needs them he said!

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Hi Betty,

You are correct in that I do not have Lois on the Memorial site. It could possibly be listed here though, I would have to go through each page to know for certain.

Sometimes, Sarah or others will list here a 'possible' lyme fatality, that I don't list on the Memorial site until it can be verified.

Once you hear back from her husband, please do post your information so Lois can be remembered.

Thanks,
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Ethan Robinson, 17, North Carolina


NEWS 13 TOP STORIES

Mitchell County Teen Dies From Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (06/20/08)

The Mitchell Community of Estatoe is mourning the loss of a teenager who died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

17 year old Ethan Robinson died Sunday June 15th.

The family says the illness spread quickly after they took him to the emergency room on Friday the 13th. He was given antibiotics and sent home. On Saturday, Ethan complained of pain, a sore throat and severe rash.

His family says they believe doctors did all they could to save their son.


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Philip A. Bresten

Philip A. Bresten, of Nantucket and Lynn, died August 3, 1998 at Massachusetts General Hospital from Babesiosis. He was 39.

He was born in Lynn, the son of Louis and Margaret (Gardner) Bresten, both of Lynn. He was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Vocational Technical School in 1976.

He has lived on Nantucket for the past 13 years, working as a master plumber. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing and playing darts.

Mr. Bresten is survived by his parents; two brothers, Paul of Reading and Robert of Wareham; a sister, Elizabeth Bresten of Lynn; four uncles, Richard Gardner of Lynn, Arthur Gardner of Lynn, Robert Briestensky of New Kensington, Pa and Philip Gardner of Las Vega;

and three aunts, Jean Dube of Maine, Kathleen Murphy of Oriental, N.C., and Josephine Warych of Gipsonia, Pa. He is also survived by several cousins.

A funeral service will be held on at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Solimine, Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 426, Broadway in Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Lynn. Visiting hours are Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

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www.nctrial.com/pdf/wrongfuldeathmisdiagnosisRMSF_low_res.pdf

Verdicts & Settlements

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death . Misdiagnosis Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

. Confidential Settlement

Brief statement of claim: Thomas Collins, age 19, was married to Sonya Collins for four months. He was a resident of Macon County, lived in a rural area, and was employed by a fence company installing security fences outdoors.

In late April, Mr. Collins became ill with a severe headache and fever. On the second and third days of his illness, when he had a severe headache and myalgias, he went to the emergency department at Angel Hospital in Franklin and was treated, improved and released.

During his second emergency room visit, on the third day of his illness, he was noted as having red spots on his arms, hands and body.

On the fifth day of his illness, and third emergency department visit, he was seen by Dr. Jimmy Lee Rodden at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva. Dr. Rodden thought Collins had a viral illness or a flare-up of his hepatitis B.

By this time, although Collins' white blood cell count remained normal, his band count . the percentage of immature white blood cells that are released to fight acute infection . had risen over this four-day period from 10 percent on his first visit to 57 percent on his second, and was now 73 percent. Additionally, Collins' platelet count had dropped over the four days from 225,000 to 140,000 to 54,600.

Although he had never before seen a band count of 73 percent, Dr. Rodden was unaware that it almost certainly indicated a bacterial, not viral, infection, and that the 75 percent drop in Collins' platelet count over the four days was inconsistent with a flare-up of chronic hepatitis B.

Dr.Rodden did not know that a person could get Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in late April in the mountains of North Carolina, and did not include it in his differential diagnosis, according to the plaintiff's counsel.

Dr. Rodden provided Collins with 400 mg of Motrin in the emergency department, a prescription for Phenergan, instructions to follow up with a gastroenterologist the following week, and released him.

The following night, Collins returned to the emergency department at Angel Medical Center, where he began seizing, and was provided Doxycycline for suspected Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. He was transferred to Memorial Mission Hospital where he died four days later.

The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta later confirmed that he died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Principal injuries (in order of severity): Death of 19-year-old male, Thomas Collins, who had been married for four months to Sonya Collins. The couple had dated for 17 months before the marriage.

Special damages: Medical expenses after discharge by Dr. Rodden until death: $38,165; funeral expenses: $5,787; lost earnings: between January 1997 and April 22, 1997, Mr. Collins earned $3,160 with Franklin Fence; lost earnings to work life expectancy: $381,127; loss of services: based on 19 hours per week at $6.50 per hour and involved chopping wood for heat, car maintenance, house maintenance .$462,653

Tried or settled: Bifurcated trial; confidential settlement after defendant found liable

Date concluded: Tried July 31 to Aug. 6, 2001; confidential settlement with Dr. Rodden on Aug. 6, 2001 after jury found his negligence proximately caused the decedent's death

Other useful info: The plaintiff contended that Dr. Rodden should have known that a person could get the disease in late April in the mountains of North Carolina, should have included it in his differential diagnosis, and should have treated him with doxycycline. The plaintiff also contended that Dr. Rodden should have recognized how sick Collins was and admitted him to the hospital.

Before trial, the plaintiff resolved her claims against the doctor who saw Collins on his second visit to Angel. Dr. Rodden, the remaining defendant, withdrew his consent to settle during trial.

Judge Payne from Asheville presided over the trial and bifurcated liability and damages. After the jury returned a "yes" on liability, the parties reached a confidential settlement with Dr. Rodden.

The verdict is believed to be the first medical malpractice jury verdict in Jackson County, according to the plaintiff's counsel.

2001 Lawyers Weekly Inc., All Rights Reserved.

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I thought this was especially interesting because I am sure many of you have heard that you got sick at the wrong time of the year. Hubby had an infectious disease neurologist give a written list of half a dozen reasons why he could not have Lyme disease. One reason was because he got sick at the wrong time of the year.

The other critical point is that the longer the time delay in treating RMSF the worse the potential outcome.

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7/20/2004

Cailean's Obituary Written By Our Family

Cailean Walker Sheeran, student, talented musician, proud American and beloved family member, passed away on May 12, 2004. He is survived by his father John, mother Maureen, sisters Brittany and Mariel, nephew Dexter and dog Emma.

He is further survived by his grandmothers Marie Miller and Jean Sheeran; aunts Claire Levin, Bernadette Miller, Carol Miller, Dolores Norton and Patricia Sheeran; uncles Dale Levin, Richard Miller and Peter Sheeran; cousins John Levin, Jennifer Miller, Pete Sheeran, Rebecca Stokes and Willem Van Bergen.

He is preceded in death by his two grandfathers, Richard V. Miller and John D. Sheeran Sr. He also left behind many wonderful friends. Cailean would have been eighteen on June 20th and intended to graduate from James I. O?Neill High School in Highland Falls, NY and to continue his education in Boston, MA.

He was born in Manhattan and lived his early years in Jeffersonville, NY until he moved to Garrision, NY at the age of five. Through the years, Cailean adopted many nicknames including KK, Buddy, Cato and KayMan.

Cailean had many interests including playing tennis and basketball and faithfully rooting for the Boston Celtics. His greatest pleasure and the interest that he took so much pride in, was his love of the guitar and song writing.

He also enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts. Some of his favorite bands and artists included Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay and Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing.

If you wish you can make a donation in Cailean?s memory to one of the following:

1) Neurological Lyme Disease Research: please mail to:
NYS Psychiatric Institute
c/o Dr. Brian Fallon
1051 Riverside Drive Unit 69
New York, NY 10032.

The check should be made out to the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene. In the lower left hand corner of the check, please indicate that the proceeds should be used for Neurological Lyme Disease research

2)Young Concert Artists Inc., an organization dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of extraordinary young musicians. For more information, please visit

http://www.yca.org/.

Cailean was a loving, caring person with a contagious, mischievous smile and quirky sense of humor who will be missed tremendously. We ask that everyone that knew Cailean remember him fondly and smile when they think of ?Our Buddy? ? a unique and thoughtful young man. He was the best.
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This is an email I sent out today to a bunch of Lymes Groups I had subscribed to

ChronicLyme@yahoogroups.com, lymeinfo@yahoogroups.com, mmi@mentalhealthandillness.com, LoveyOnLyme@yahoogroups.com, Lyme-aid@yahoogroups.com

Hi,
My name is Mariel and I\'ve been a member of the yahoogroup for Lyme a little longer than a year now.

I\'ve never sent out a message, but I would read all of yours and try to learn a little more about Lymes and its affect on its victims.

My 17 year old brother Cailean Sheeran killed himself last Wednesday. He was struggling with
neuropsychiatric Lymes for a long time. Last Monday he also found out he two other tick-bourne diseases in his system. He had just put back on high dose antibiotics a few weeks ago.

I write to all of you to ask that you take care of yourselves. Cailean was delusional, paranoid, and felt alone. None of you are alone in your fight, and I understand that sometimes it really can feel that way.

This is a frustrating disease; Cailean was put on and taken off antibiotics and the diagnosis was being thrown around all over the place. Reading yourstories I\'ve heard that many of your expeirences are similar.

On Cailean\'s behalf, all of our friends and family are making donations to Dr. Fallon\'s Neurological Lymes Research as well as another charity, Young Concert Artists, Inc because Cailean was an amazing guitar player.

I\'ve put together a tribute page for my brother, so if any of you would like to get to know him here is the link.

http://mariel.slowburn.net/cailean/

I wish you all well.

Mariel Sheeran

Comment by Mariel -- 5/22/2004 @ 9:21 am

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This is one of those tragedies you really really hate to read about.

If you have a minute to visit this website I think you will be impressed by the special way this family remembers their loved one.

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Meredith Ruth Roberts

Born in Rockwood, Tennessee on Jun. 25, 1973
Departed on Mar. 8, 2008 and resided in Oak Ridge, TN.

Cemetery: Oak Ridge Memorial Park

Meredith Ruth Roberts, 34, of Oak Ridge, passed away on March 8, 2008. She was born on June 25, 1973 in Rockwood, Tennessee to parents William Joseph Roberts and Brenda Helen Meredith Roberts.

Meredith was a registered nurse, but has been battling Lyme Disease for the past 8 years and unable to work.

She graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1991, graduated from Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts and was accepted at NYU Nurse Practioners School.

Her survivors include:
William J. Roberts, father;
Amy E. Roberts, sister;
Barbara Sands, aunt;
Bliss Gonzalez, cousin & nurse;
Betty Brooks, aunt;
Marilyn Bartlett, aunt;
Ted Meredith, uncle;
Billy Boyd, cousin;
Jay Brooks, cousin;
Drew Meredith, cousin,
and Seth Meredith, cousin.

A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 10 AM at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be in the form of donations to Lyme Disease Research Efforts at

www.lymediseaseassociation.org

An online guest book may be signed at

www.weatherfordmortuary.com

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December,2006

Passion, A Meaningful Life & Terry Cain

Passion. It's what makes most of HighEnd audio tick. In the Hollywood flick Serendipity, the hero's best man and comic relief writes the obituary column for the NY Times.

In a memorable address to his bumbling leading man friend, he claims that the Greeks didn't have obituaries. All they wanted to know when a man died was whether he'd lived with passion.

If so, he had done well and was worth remembering and celebrating. Otherwise, he didn't merit a speech, just the shovel and the dirt.

Even if that's pure Hollywood mystique, it should be true. Hell, even in criminal court, a crime of passion is regarded somewhat differently than cold-blooded murder.

When passion goes wrong, we still sympathize with it as though it were motivated by higher reason than - well, mere calculation and scheming. Passion. It's the glue that holds things together when they want to fall apart.

Terry Cain of Cain & Cain loudspeakers recently passed away after battling a debilitating combination of Lyme and Lou Gehrig disease.

He even knew when he'd contracted Lyme. He'd been on his way to a show and had pulled over on the side of a road for a break. Taking his socks off, he'd walked around the grass, stretched out and had a sandwich and a nap.

Then he got tweaked by a tick, unscrewed its little head and went to the show thinking no more of it. The spot discolored a week later and less than two years later, it's the shovel and the dirt. It can be the smallest of things.

Here in Cyprus, this year's rainy season was uncommonly ferocious. On a coastal road nearby where I drive to the grocery store every week, a retainer broke and a massive flash flood emptied down the hill on its way to the sea like an avalanche.

While crossing the road, it wiped out a 4x4 that just happened to synchronize going into that bend at the precise moment. It got taken aloft and thrown down a cliff. A helicopter was looking for days to find the body of the man.

His wife had drowned strapped in the car. You're driving down a road minding your own business. Then your time's up and a freak flash flood takes your life. Passion. Without it, you're just marking time.

I didn't know Terry Cain very well but had met him at numerous shows. From all accounts of those who remember him, he was fiercely driven by passion.

If we were ancient Greeks and not 21st century creatures glued to the telly, we'd applaud him loudly for having lived a meaningful and memorable life.

His creations survive him outside his circle of friends and family, by how much joy and pleasure they give to their owners. If we could all live lives that didn't end in mere disappearance but continued on in a similar fashion to Terry's, the world would be a better place.

Would that we'd all be so lucky as to discover what we're truly passionate about. That we'd have the courage to build our lives around that and not security and convenience and comfort.

And that we'd employ the discipline and commitment necessary to mine our passion as deeply as possible and burn our candle from both ends.

It surely is true that we've all been given gifts and talents. Once we step into them, we get empowered. Something greater than us gets activated and expressed.

Passion is the key to unlock that mystery and a memorable and creative life becomes the outcome. Memorable in the ancient Greek and serendipitous sense of the word.

To hell with fame and fortune - though in appropriate ways, they often do follow passion, eventually. Saludos to Terry Cain for reminding us how all of that is done in style...

PS: Our Terry Cain Memorial Fund is ongoing to help Terry's widow Leslie cope with his medical and funeral expenses. Many many people have contributed gear to sell and agreed to leave it up on our list to benefit Leslie in the current circumstance.

However, we won't leave this page up indefinitely. Once the family informs us of its needs and wishes, the offer could go away overnight. At best, it'll stay up until the end of January. If you're inclined to help, don't wait. Act now. It really is for a good cause. Passion does come in many forms.

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Frank Battisti, 72, Federal Judge Presiding Over Demjanjuk Case

By WOLFGANG SAXON

Published: October 21, 1994

Frank Joseph Battisti, the Federal judge who presided over several important cases in Cleveland, including the deportation of John Demjanjuk, died on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic. He was 72 and lived in Cleveland.

The cause was typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, said Faye Kaufman, his secretary at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Among the nationally prominent cases before Judge Battisti were that of Mr. Demjanjuk, the automobile worker accused of war crimes in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe and stripped of his American citizenship, and the 1974 trial of eight members of the Ohio National

Guard accused of violating the civil rights of four students shot dead at Kent State University in 1970. He also gained national attention in 1976 for ordering the Cleveland school district to start busing students to achieve racial integration.

In the 1980's, Judge Battisti was at the center of a power struggle that pitted him against nine colleagues on the 11-member court in Cleveland. The nine had set up a system in which the majority decided court policy in May 1985, but Judge Battisti conceded that he ignored it on the ground that "the chief judge must make the decisions."

The matter went to a panel of Federal appellate judges, which found in September that he had indeed assumed too much power and ordered him to share it with his peers.

Judge Battisti was appointed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 at the age of 38, which made him the youngest Federal judge in the country at the time. He was chief judge in Cleveland from 1969 to 1990 and became a senior judge of the court in April.

Ms. Kaufman said he stepped down as chief judge because he resented sentencing guidelines set by Congress and argued that judges should have leeway when passing sentence.

At his death, scores of cases remained on his docket, including a rehearing of the Demjanjuk case ordered by the United States Supreme Court; Mr. Demjanjuk, whose conviction on charges of war crimes was overturned by an Israeli court, is seeking to regain his American citizenship.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Judge Battisti graduated from Ohio University and Harvard University Law School. He was in private practice and taught at Youngstown University Law School in the 1950's and was elected a Common Pleas judge in 1958.

As chief judge, he was regarded as one of the most powerful men in Cleveland, particularly after 1976 when he ordered the integration of the city's school system. He found the system deliberately segregated and prescribed crosstown busing as the remedy.

The Kent State case came to an abrupt halt when he dismissed it on the ground that Government prosecutors had failed to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that the guardsmen had willfully intended to deprive the students of their rights. The students were slain during a campus demonstration against American military involvement in Indochina.

Judge Battisti is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gloria Karpinski Battisti; his brother, Leo, of Florida; and his sisters, Lillian and Jeanne Battisti, both of Cleveland.
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Found another reference from 10/7 which stated that he was being treated at the CLeveland Clinic for a tickbite received while fishing in Montana. Actual cause of death reported elsewhere was Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- a complication of either typhus or RMSP.

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R.I.P., Kathleen Gambon Erdei

Published: Jul 30, 2007

Just posted on the Philadelphia Ceili Group Membership list:

Kathleen Gambon Erdei passed away Tuesday evening, July 31, after a two-week battle with what was diagnosed "raging cancer" at the Central Montgomery Medical Center in Lansdale, one month shy of her 72nd birthday. She had come down with Lyme disease two years earlier, and her system suffered greatly as a result.

Beloved in Philadelphia's Irish-American community for her work toward peace in Northern Ireland since the 1970s, Kathleen turned on two generations of young folks to the music of Ireland, and often partied with people a third her age in places like Fergie's or The Plough and the Stars. Her friend and Oak Lane neighbor Maryanne Devine said, "With the British troops beginning to leave Northern Ireland right now, Kathleen's work here is done."

Before his own death, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Jack McKinney once said of Kathleen, "Spending an afternoon with her is like stepping into a James Joyce novel - fascinating, deep, and layered with complicated characters".

Raised on farmland in Camden County, NJ, Kathleen attended Camden Catholic High School, then explored California and the West Coast as a young woman, before settling down to raise a family in the 1960s.

A former parishioner of St. Genevieve's Parish in Flourtown, PA,Kathleen's home there overlooked the sheep farm of Fitz Eugene Dixon.

She was a devout Catholic who never toed the party line, which was manifested in her many demonstrations against the Vietnam War, protests for clean air, water and lower utility fees for poor and working people, for peace in Northern Ireland, and against the closing of poor parishes in Philadelphia.

She once participated in a public rite of exorcism in front of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul to root out, she said, "the corrupt practices of the Archdiocese's policy regarding those parish closings."

But her public persona belied her gentle touch with everyone she met. In her neighborhood of Philly's Oak Lane, to which she moved in the 1980s, she helped organize neighbors in their Arbor Day celebrations and tree-plantings.

She gathered local children to treat them to outings they might not otherwise afford, she volunteered at radio station WXPN, and was an exceptional afficionado of culture and literature.

"Kathleen knew the lyrics to 100-year old operettas, to songs of the Great Depression, folk tunes from here to Europe and South Africa. Her mind was all-encompassing, and she never stopped learning. And as big as her brain was, her heart was even bigger. She read several newspapers daily, and listened to people with their problems the whole world over, whether face-to-face, on the BBC or NPR", said close friend Marybeth Phillips.

For the past dozen years, Kathleen lived in Center City Philadelphia (Wash-West), and rode a bike all over town while working for PennPIRG, the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group. With them, she found a career already in line with her causes, and fought hard from Philly's City Council to Harrisburg to D.C.

She often had her bicycle stolen when she parked it at a trainstation, but taking a Zen approach to everything, refused to worry.She would find it on another occasion and steal it back.

She was an avid urban gardener, planting in every inch of soil she could find on Lombard or South Streets, and once turned down a week's vacation in Florida so as "not to miss anything that begins to bud in Philly".

In addition to PennPIRG, Kathleen also worked for the DominicanSisters in Elkins Park, helping sick nuns recover or pass through to the next life, at St. Katherine's Hall.

Ms. Erdei is survived by her former husband Abdon Erdei, daughter Stephanie Scintilla, and sons A. Andrew, Daniel, and James, and her first grandchild, Daphne Erdei.

In her always-altruistic fashion, Kathleen donated her body toJefferson Medical College. A memorial service is scheduled for her at The Irish Center/Commodore Barry Club, Carpenter Lane and Emlen Streets, Philadelphia, on Saturday, September 15, at 5 p.m.

Donations in her memory may be sent to the non-profit Heart of Camden Housing Corporation, Broadway and Ferry, Camden, NJ 08104.

For more information, please call daughter Stephanie Erdei Scintilla at 215-350-5412, or Marybeth Phillips at 610-436-4134.

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Three more die from tick bites
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

BURSA (Turkey) - Doğan News Agency

Three people were pronounced dead at hospitals Monday in the provinces of Bursa, anakkale and Samsun, taking the death toll from tick bites to 37 in the past two months.

According to Doğan news agency, Mustafa Kayrı from the western province of Bursa went camping 10 days ago and was bitten by a tick. He was hospitalized and diagnosed with the deadly Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, or CCHF, and moved to the intensive care unit.

In the western province of anakkale, İbrahim Gven died in hospital after being treated for suspected CCHF infection. He had told relatives that he had seen a tick on his body. He was buried in a zinc casket with lime spread over the grave as a precaution. Another person had died from CCHF in the same province last month.

Another man, Cafer Sağlam, died from CCHF Monday in the northern province of Samsun after he was bitten by a tick and removed it with his hand.

The Health Ministry also issued a statement to warn people against tick bite cases. In case of a tick bite the skin should be covered with the proper medicine. The tick should be removed by doctors using tweezers with great care and iodine should be applied to the bite. Health Ministry officials said ticks should never be killed by hand.

Moreover, those people, touched by any tick, should be kept under medical observation for 10 days, and go to the nearest hospital if they have symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, officials from the Health Ministry said.

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever mainly affects animals. Ticks, which live on sheep and cattle, can sometimes pass the virus to people.

It is an Ebola-like fever where patients can bleed to death if they are not treated quickly. Those infected can transmit the virus through their blood or saliva. The disease is endemic in parts of Africa, Asia and Europe. Health authorities said a warmer climate, which Turkey has experienced in recent years, could mean a larger tick population that could in turn infect more people with the disease.

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Donald L. McGee, 40, North Carolina

Donald L. McGee June 20, 1968 - July 25, 2008

Donald L. McGee, 40, of 5819 Rawls Church Road died Friday, July 25, 2008.

Donald was a native of Fuquay-Varina his entire life and was a Nuclear Engineer for Progress Energy for 14 years. Donald was a graduate of Appalachian State and was also a veteran of the United States Navy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m., at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Willow Spring, with Rev. Thomas Westfall and Rev. Warren Bock officiating, Burial services will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Fuquay- Varina.

Donald is survived by his wife, Lisa Griffin McGee; son, Peyton (age 10); and daughter, Sydney (age 5); mother, Barbara Johnson Porter and husband, Gene of Fuquay-Varina; brother, David McGee and wife, Gina of King, NC; father-in- law, Sammy Griffin and wife, Pat of Fuquay-Varina; mother-in-law, Jane Griffin of Fuquay-Varina; nieces and nephews, Jacob McGee, Casey Booth, Hannah Booth and Dave Wood.

Donald was predeceased by his father, Thomas McGee and nephew, Matthew McGee.

Donald was an active member of New Hope Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder of the church. Donald was a loving husband, father, son, uncle and brother. Donald loved his family and was an inspiration to all who knew him.

A trust fund has been set up for the college fund for Peyton and Sydney McGee. Contributions may be made by contacting Mr. John Adcock, (919) 552-2929, ext. 201 or memorials may be made to the North Carolina Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc., 7405 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, NC 27616.

Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier.

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Lida Mattman, 96, Michigan


Lida Mattman: WSU prof was a state Hall of Famer

BY JOE ROSSITER * FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER * August 19, 2008


Lida Mattman, a professor of microbiology at Wayne State University for more than three decades, whose contributions as a researcher and author earned her a spot in the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, died Aug. 6 at the Golden Years Retreat in Essexville.

The cause of death was a form of liver failure. She was 96.

Mrs. Mattman was recognized for her work with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Lou Gehrig's disease, scleroderma and Parkinson's. Her book, "Cell Wall Deficient Forms," written in 1974, was regarded as an invaluable education tool among researchers, students and physicians in the field of microbiology.

"Like the ripple effect upon the water, the influence of a great teacher never ceases, and that basically defines the type of positive effect she had upon me and countless other students," said James Gray, a former pupil and current microbiology professor at Wayne County Community College. "If you were willing to be there she would work with you in the lab all night long as an adviser."

Born Lida Holmes in Denver, she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in microbiology and virology respectively from the University of Kansas and a doctorate in immunology from Yale University in 1940.

In addition to doing research at the universities of Iowa and Pennsylvania, she served as director of clinical laboratories for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Commission and was an instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

After she married Dr. Paul E. Mattman in 1944, the couple moved to Detroit.

Mrs. Mattman joined the Wayne State faculty in 1949 and is credited with ushering thousands of would-be doctors and nurses into the medical profession. She was awarded the university's President's Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research in 1977. She retired in 1982, and was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Augustine; a son, Dr. Paul H. Mattman, and five grandchildren.

A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe.

Contact JOE ROSSITER at 313-222-6594 or jrossiter@freepress.com.

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Vincent Jachetta, 70, New York

Multidyne Founder Vincent Jachetta Dies at Age 70

9.05.2008 Multidyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems founder Vincent Jachetta died on Sept. 2 at the age of 70 of complications from Lyme disease.

Jachetta's career in broadcasting began in the late 1960s as chief engineer for Lewron, a mobile production company. He also worked for several major networks, including NBC, where he spent most of his career before establishing his own business. Jachetta was a member of the NBC team that produced a number of remote telecasts, including the Miss America Pageant, The Game of The Week in Major League Baseball, NFL games, as well as coverage of presidential conventions and elections.

He left NBC in 1977 to establish Multidyne, offering as his first product a portable test signal and identification generator. During the next three decades, Jachetta made numerous contributions to the broadcast industry in the areas of video transmission and testing. He held several patents, and was recognized for his development of long-haul video transmission equipment and A/V test gear, among other items. His two sons, James and Frank are executives with the company.

``Our father was a friend, colleague and mentor to many people in the broadcast industry,'' said Jim Jachetta, senior vice president of engineering and product development. ``He was very thankful that we all worked in a prosperous industry with such great people and friends. Many former NBC employees followed in his footsteps to form their own companies to serve the broadcast industry. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.''

``My father was very proud that Jim and I are carrying on the MultiDyne tradition. A great void will be left by the loss of our father, friend and mentor'' said Frank Jachetta, senior vice president of sales and operations.

Jachetta made his home in Locust Valley, N.Y.

Survivors also include his widow, Joan. A funeral mass is scheduled this Saturday, Sept. 6, at the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Glen Cove, N.Y.

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MaryAnne Charlish, 60, Canada

CHARLISH, MaryAnne (nee Bohaichuk) October 20, 1947 - October 19, 2008 MaryAnne Charlish of Edmonton passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 60 years.

MaryAnne is survived by her mother, Olga Bohaichuk; two sons and one daughter, David (Grace) Berry, Raena (Doug) Williams and Robert Berry; four grandchildren, Elise, Madison, Michael and Evan; three sisters and one brother, Pat Timmins, Janice (Mike) Sabourin, Cheryl (James) Carlson and Terry (Dianne) Bohaichuk; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Predeceased by her father, Peter and sister, Victoria.

Memorial Service Thursday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, 2495 Reece Road, Westbank, British Columbia V4T 1N1. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Edmonton 780-426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre

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Leslie Rea Wermers, 41, Minnesota


Leslie Wermers, age 41, of Hopkins, Minnesota and formerly of Burt died on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at her home. Visitation will be 4:00 - 6:00 pm Friday at the Lentz Funeral Home in Burt. There will be a private celebration of Leslie's life for close friends and family from 6:00 - 7:30 pm Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Burt Township Cemetery at a later date.

Leslie Rae Wermers, the daughter of William and Lee (Sankey) Wermers, was born on July 7, 1967, in Algona, Iowa. She was raised in Burt and graduated from Burt High School in 1985 and Ellsworth Community College in 1987. She received a Mortuary Science Degree from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and worked as a funeral director in Houston, Texas. She then became a jailor for Crow Wing County and the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department. She was a camp counselor in Brainerd. When her illness became too much, she was a patient advocate and co-founder with her sister, Tracie, of "Minnesota Lymefighter's Advocacy".

Left to cherish her memory is her life partner, Paula Claussen and her daughter Jayde of Hopkins, MN; parents, Bill Wermers of Burt and Lee Sankey of Brainerd, MN; a sister, Tracie Schissel of Brainerd, MN; a brother, Josh Wermers of Brainerd, MN; two nephews, Erik Schissel and Judah Wermers both of Brainer, MN.

Memorials may be made to the Minnesota Lymefighter's Advocacy, 111 Ridge Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401. For more information please visit http://www.lymefighters.org and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqAGtubD3M

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Leslie Wermers HOPKINS, Minn. - Leslie Wermers, 41, of Hopkins, Minn. and formerly of Burt, Iowa, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2008) at her home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Lentz Funeral Home in Burt.

Condolences may be sent to www.lentzfuneralhome.com.
Lentz Funeral Home, 515-295-2622.

http://www.legacy.com/GlobeGazette/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=119731766

Globe Gazette 11-4-08

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Editing to add this YouTube link on Leslie. Outtakes from Open Eye Pictures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqAGtubD3M

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Manuel Prez Snchez, Costa Rica

Worker at Costa Rica hotel site died of tick-borne disease
By Devon Magee
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GUANACASTE - A Nicaraguan construction worker who died Nov. 6 at a resort construction site on Matapalo Beach in the northwestern province of Guanacaste (Costa Rica) succumbed to a tick-borne infection, health officials said this week.

The death of Manuel Prez Snchez, who suffered diarrhea and vomiting, coincided with the illnesses of hundreds of other workers, initially fueling a scare of a large-scale outbreak at the site, possibly caused by the drinking water.

Authorities have since determined that Snchez died of Ehrlichiosis, a bacterial disease spread by ticks.

On Monday, Health Minister Mara Luisa Avila and other government officials, including Nicaraguan Ambassador Harold Rivas, visited the site and found no signs of potable water contamination.

Avila, however, issued sanitary orders to clean up the distribution of food for the workers and to limit the number of workers per dormitory. Most of the construction project's 1,500 workers were crammed into bunks stacked three high up to the dorm room ceilings.

According to the daily La Nacin, more than 300 of Snchez's fellow workers visited clinics over the weekend, but most suffered from respiratory infections and showed no symptoms of diarrhea or tick-borne illness.

``It was more collective hysteria than anything else,'' said Enrique Jimnez, Guanacaste director of the Health Ministry. ``There was no outbreak. This was normal pathology for a (dense) group of 1,500 people.''

Avila requested that a clinic be erected on the construction site, and that a doctor and nurse be present eight hours a day.

The workers are building the 701-room, $125 million Hotel RIU Guanacaste, part of the Spanish hotel chain RIU hotels. The hotel is half complete and on target to be finished by November 2009.

http://www.ticotimes.net/dailyarchive/2008_11/1119081.htm

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Lori Hall Steele, 44, Michigan


Prolific journalist, Local writer dies at age 44
By MARTA HEPLER DRAHOS
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November 20, 2008 10:52 am

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TRAVERSE CITY -- A local writer whose struggles with a paralyzing neurological condition and subsequent inability to work launched a fund-raising campaign to help save her home has died at the age of 44.

Lori Hall Steele died Wednesday in Howell, after a mystifying illness that was diagnosed as either Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, or Lyme disease.

A self-employed single mother and prolific writer whose nearly 3,000 features, essays and news stories have appeared in print and online publications nationwide, Hall Steele lost feeling in her feet in 2007 and eventually became completely paralyzed. She had been unable to work since mid-March, prompting friends to mobilize to help pay her mortgage and medical bills, which topped $100,000.

Her plight and the chance to help resonated with writers, artists, musicians and other self-employed creative people both in the region and beyond, who raised about $70,000 through grants, a silent auction and an online campaign called savelorishouse.com.

Contributors included online writers groups, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and pop star Ben Lee.

A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Hall Steele came to the area as a young reporter from the Albion Recorder. From 1989 through 1993 she was a reporter, columnist and editor at the Record-Eagle, where she covered the cherry industry among other beats.

Early in her career she contributed to a Record-Eagle series on poverty in the region that earned the paper a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award citation for distinguished reporting, alongside such news organizations as The Boston Globe, ABC News and National Public Radio. She also received awards from the Inland Daily Press and the Associated Press.

Former Record-Eagle City Editor Loraine Anderson recalls Hall Steele as a gifted and versatile writer who always searched for creative ways to get and tell a story, and whose sense of humor often showed up in her work.

"She was a great writer, a great researcher and also a really fine editor, and she always worked to tell the story through people," Anderson said. "She had that tenacity you have to have to be a hard news reporter and was very much concerned about First Amendment rights.

"She loved to write, and she loved this work," Anderson added.

Longtime friend Kristen Hains said Hall Steele was curious and passionate about her wide-ranging interests, from gardening to film to the area's history. She was instrumental in helping get the Traverse City Film Festival off the ground as a member of the festival's founding committee, and became a champion of the Grand Traverse Commons redevelopment project after co-writing "The Beauty of Therapy" with Earle Steele, grounds keeper at the former Traverse City State Hospital.

"She had a passion for everything she did, whether it was her writing, her son, her friends or a cause she got behind," Hains said. "If she put herself behind something she put herself behind it 100 percent. I think what made her so special as a writer also made her special as a person, and that is that Lori never stopped asking questions. And she was always looking forward, even when she was struck with this. She never stopped believing that if she acted independently and asked enough questions she could change the outcome."

Hall Steele was instrumental in calling attention to the historic Traverse City State Hospital and the efforts to preserve it as The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, said Mini Minervini of the preservation and redevelopment Minervini Group.

And she involved others in writing about the project too.

"Lori has always been a passionate advocate for the preservation and renovation of Building 50 and the whole complex," Minervini said. "She paid attention to the details. And anything she wrote was always stellar."

After leaving the Record-Eagle, Hall Steele moved on to staff positions with Traverse Magazine and Northern Home and, farther afield, with the Prague Post. Most recently she was a freelance writer and editor who shepherded publications from conception to printing press, edited stories and books including Michael Moore's "Dude, Where's My Country?" and designed newspapers, magazines and books. She was the author of "Sweet and Snappy Cherry Drinks," a small-press selection of the Publishers Marketing Association.

As a freelance writer, she specialized in stories about the home, food, parenting, travel and the environment for publications ranging from the Detroit Free Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post to Brides, SmartMoney and Woman's Day. Shortly before she died, she learned that the national magazine Parenting was interested in buying one of her essays.

"It was such a sweet moment," said Hains, also a freelance writer. "I thought, 'You can take away her voice, you can take away her ability to walk, but you can't take away her ability to affect people with her thoughts.'"

Those thoughts reached a discriminating audience in June, when the prestigious Washington Post published one of Hall Steele's essays in which she explored her responsibility to her son, Jackson, 7. Although it was written before she became ill, it proved to be prophetic.

"I tell him I'll always be here for him, one way or another," she wrote. "Always always always. Just like my mother is here for me ... It is an impossible promise, a gamble with his trust. I secretly pray I don't let him down, not on this."
Funeral arrangements are pending.

http://www.record-eagle.com/local/local_story_325105009.html
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Linda K. Flory, 63, Ohio

Linda Flory was a long-time Lyme disease patient and worked long and hard to help educate people about Lyme disease. She was a board member of the Lyme Disease Association of Ohio and gave her time and energies to many meetings, events and conferences. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

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FLORY, Linda K. (Jones) Age 63 of Springboro went home on November 18, 2008. She was proceded in death by her son Darin, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and her Mom & Dad.

Survived by her husband Robert Flory, father-in-law Joe Flory, 3 children Tammy (Tim) Garland, Bryan (Jennifer) Long, and Shannon (Jason) Centers, 3 step-children Rob (Peggy) Flory, Robin (Tony) Gearhart, & Andrea Flory, 17 grand-children, 4 great-grandchildren, sister Carol (Doug) Paxton & many nieces and nephews.

She also leaves to mourn many wonderful friends.

Family will receive friends from 4-7PM Friday Nov 21 with services Saturday Nov. 22, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Schlientz and Moore Funeral Home 820 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Schlientz & Moore Funeral Home. Internment will be at the Miami Valley Memory Gardens.

Published in the Dayton Daily News on 11/21/2008

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William Charles Erasmus, 53, Brazil

Brazil identifies disease that killed South African

14 hours ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) -- Brazilian authorities said Monday they have identified a mysterious disease that killed a visiting South African businessman last week as spotted fever, a tick-borne malady.

The diagnosis capped a health scare triggered by the death Tuesday of the 53-year-old man, who is believed to have contracted the illness in his home country.

Initially, it was feared he might have succumbed to an arenavirus, a highly contagious, often deadly group of hemorrhagic diseases endemic to parts of Africa.

One arenavirus was present in a Johannesburg hospital where the man had undergone an October operation, weeks before his arrival in Brazil on November 23. He was admitted to hospital two days later suffering vomiting, rashes and fever.

Medical staff who treated the man in Rio de Janeiro had been put under observation and South African authorities were contacted to help identify the illness.

The body of the man, identified in Brazilian media as William Charles Erasmus, was cremated as a precaution last Thursday by a special decontamination team wearing sealed suits.

Authorities at the health ministry in the state of Rio de Janeiro said tests at a lab specializing in viruses, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, determined the bacteria from its genome contained in blood samples.

"There is no risk of person-to-person infection. The Rickettsia bacteria is only transmitted by ticks," the deputy head of the lab, Ary Carvalho de Miranda, told reporters.

Brazil itself has registered 641 cases of spotted fever in the past decade. The disease is fatal in 30 percent of cases.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jQdoCf_kK6OaFWbEo66rKIEurYbQ

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Dr. Joseph R. Bellesorte, 63, Pennsylvania

Family-practice physician; Army vet

Dr. Joseph R. Bellesorte, D.O., 63, of Morton, a family-practice physician, died Jan. 16 at Riddle Memorial Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Bellesorte graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys in 1963 and from St. Joseph's College in 1967.
In 1976, he received his master's degree from Drexel University's College of Biomedical Engineering. In 1978, he received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Bellesorte was a family-practice physician in Springfield for most of his career. For 20 years, he was a consulting physician to the Delaware County CFIDS/ME support group.

He was a longtime member of the YMCA Indian Guides and Indian Princesses.

Dr. Bellesorte served in the U.S. Army.

He was son of the late Michael A. and Mary T. Rovito Bellesorte.

Survivors: Wife, Magdalena Colliton Bellesorte; daughter, Marianne Bellesorte of Swarthmore; son, Joseph M. Bellesorte of Prospect Park; one grandson.

Service: Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2130 Franklin Ave., Morton.

Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Burial: Private.

Arrangements: James F. Knoetgen Funeral Home, Morton.

Published in The Delaware County Daily Times
Sunday, January 18, 2009 6:30 AM EST

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Dr. JoAnne Whitaker 81, Florida

Dr. Whitaker developed the Q-RIBb (Quantitative Rapid Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi) test.

She was a lyme disease victim from childhood. She was a presenter at a number of lyme conferences. I saw one of her presentations where she had conducted research on lyme and ALS.

http://www.oakridgefuneralcare.com/stories/2008/Dec08/123108/obit_Whitaker.html

You can post comments to her family and friends at the link above and they will be sent to her family.

She will be missed by the lyme community.

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I hope you don't mind, I would like to post this on my myspace....

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The Bite: July 1995
Next 13 years: Treated for things I didn't have
Symptom total: 45
1 faint Lyme IgM May 2000
5 More negative tests
IGeneX says YES! 3/16/09
Finally feel human: 2012

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Kathryn Hopper, 47, Oregon

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Born 1961 Hay River, Northwest Territories. Died 2009 Colton, Oregon. She grew up and lived in Saanichton and Victoria, and spent 13 years on Gabriola Island, where I met and fell in love with her and coaxed her down to Beaverton and finally Colton, Oregon. She was a flame that burned very brightly and inspired her communities, which included wild animal rescue, middle eastern dance, feline asthma education, Wiccan/pagan advocacy, Lyme Disease advocacy, and the Storm Large ballzboard. She was an artist, musician, dancer, teacher, writer, and leader.

She naturally collaborated with the brightest and the movers and shakers, but made everyone feel heard and included. Her sense of humor constantly surprised and delighted people. She worked so hard to please others often to the detriment of herself. She suffered from Lyme Disease, babesia and erlichiosis, depression, and other conditions and these contributed to her decline and death at age 47.

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