Team 93 Memorial Wall

edited October 2006 in Folding@Home
Over at the OCF forums, one of the team members stated a memorial wall thread, for us to remember our friends and relatives who are suffering with or have succumbed to the diseases that Folding@Home is helping reseach. I thought it would be a nice idea for a thread like that to be here for team 93 too, so here it is. This is a way for us to publicly remember our friends and loved ones who have had cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, etc and maybe help get more people interested in folding or remind fellow team members of some good reasons to fold.

Here's the thread at the forums. I've posted my relatives that I've lost or are suffering there and I will also post them here. You don't need to put full names like I did though; I did it out of my respect for the suffering that they went through.

This thread is for the folks we've lost or have suffered with F@H related disease:

My Grandfather, Adam Gautreaux, liver cancer, died 1963.
My Grandfather, Thomas Moulin, stroke brought on by colon cancer, died 1978.
My Grandmother, Murtina Malbrough Gautreaux, Alzheimer's, died 1991.
My Grandmother, Myrtle Garrity Moulin, Alzheimer's, died 1989.
My Uncle, Harold Gautreaux, prostate cancer, died around 1996.
My Father-in-Law, Elias Guidry, intestinal cancer, died 2003.
My Cousin, Bradley Gautreaux, lost his battle with liver cancer 5-5-2006.


  • csimoncsimon Acadiana Icrontian
    edited April 2006
    My Grandfather, Phillip Simon, prostate cancer, died 1977.
    My Grandmother, Velma Simon, cancer, died 199?.
    My Grandfather, Conrad Melebeck, cancer, died 1975.
    My Grandmother, Ophelia Melebeck, cancer, died 2002.
    My Uncle, Conrad Melebeck Jr., cancer, died 199?.
    My Godfather, Francis Melebeck, esphogial cancer, died 199?.
    My Brother-in-Law, Randy Young, lymphoma (@ age 3), survivor.
    My Cousin, Trudy Simon, brain tumer/cancer, died 2005.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited April 2006
    I'm folding in honor of:
    Grandfather, Al Hymowitz - cancer, died 1974
    Grandmother, Sally Kwitko - Alzheimer's disease, died 1992
    Grandfather, Irving Kwitko - cancer, Alzheimer's disease, died 1997
    Uncle, Philip Glantz - cancer, died 197?

    I'm also folding to help keep living disease free:
    Mother, Carla, breast cancer, in remission 18 years
    Father, Eddie, skin cancer, in remission 1 year

    And for my neice, who I hope will grow up in a world where we have a cure.
  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited April 2006
    My Grandfather, John "Wilson" Monnin, several cancers and Alz, died 2003
    My Grandfather, Cy Sever, fighting Lung Cancer, losing battle atm
    Aunt Jannet, Brest Cancer, SURVIVOR
  • RADARADA Apple Valley, CA Member
    edited April 2006
    For my Cousin Casey Lynn Costello, she lost her battle with bone marrow cancer in 1980. She was 7 years old.

    My fiance's mother, Annette Brown, fighting a battle against Lupus
  • EssoEsso Stockholm, Sweden
    edited April 2006
    This is for my friend and companion to my mother Paul Larsson, which died from cancer in December 1980.
    Also I hope that can get better treatment for parkinsons disease.
  • edited June 2006
    My grandmother
    Diagnosed with Alzheimers when I was 8.
    Now final stage. Not expected to see Christmas of 2006

    Great Aunt Barbara
    Died Christmas Eve 2005 of Ovarian Cancer

    Great Grandmother
    Died Spring 1998 Alzheimers

    Great Aunt Leigh
    Died Spring 1995 Skin Cancer
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California Icrontian
    edited June 2006
    Galen Fox
    Fought breast cancer for years and won, but it came back 2 years later and took her life. -1997

    Grandma Everett - Dads mom
    Cancer in the Lungs - died 1984
  • ShortyShorty Manchester, UK Icrontian
    edited June 2006
    For the living:

    My birth father - David - Fighting skin cancer, keeps coming back.

    My mum - Lee - Pulmonary primary hypertension & heart disease, awaiting heart & lung transplant.
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much New
    edited June 2006
    Grandad Roose - Alzheimers ca: 1956 RIP
    Grandma Roose - Cancer ca: 1958 RIP
    Sister in law, Jean Ellis - Breast cancer. Operations and chemo, still with us going strong.

    Also, Sally and I have a lot of relatives in England and Holland that have passed away from cancers, but have no details.

    We fold for them and those in future need.
  • edited June 2006
    Betty Harris - diabetes, breast cancer, heart failure: RIP 2005
    My grandmother Harris - Alzheimers: RIP 1991
    My grandmother Bell (mom's mom) pancreatic cancer: RIP 1981
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville (north of Austin) Icrontian
    edited June 2006
    Lawrence Faeo father
    Passed away 3/17/1990 (59) from melanoma

    Margaret Faeo mother
    Passed away 4/19/1993 (61) from kidney failure / diabetes

    Mark Faeo brother
    Passed away 9/13/1996 (38) from Marfan Syndrome

    John Faeo grandfather
    Passed away 1/1970 (67) from lung cancer

    Helen Faeo grandmother
    Passed away 2/28/1988 from various cancers she fought for over 20 years

    John Faeo uncle
    Currently battleing Alzheimers and recently put in a constant care facility.

    Anthony Faeo brother
    Survivor of Hodgkin's Disease in 1984. Although he has almost no imune system left from treatment he has been free for 20 years and counting!
  • edited September 2006
    my husband James Diver passed 8/19/06 (at 32) from-

  • NLichtmanNLichtman Spring Valley, CA
    edited September 2006
    My little sister, Michaela Brennan, who suffers from severe chromosome 11-22.
    My mother, Kathleen Brennann (Though she funtions normally in society), carried it to my brothers, Liam Brennan and Cameron Erb (Though they both funtion normally in society, Cameron suffers from depression and a dramatic stress disorder).
    Everyday, I thank God that it skipped me completely, though I wish it hadn't touched my family at all.
  • NightwolfNightwolf Afghanistan Member
    edited September 2006
    Grandma - Cancer - Passed 1993
    Girlfriends Father - Cancer - Survivor
    Cousin stef - Parkinson's
  • ClutchClutch North Carolina New
    edited October 2006
    My father died of cancer July, 10 2005
  • leishi85leishi85 Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited October 2006
    my Grandpa died of stomach cancer - 2004
  • csimoncsimon Acadiana Icrontian
    edited October 2006
    Uncle Paul died of cancer on September 23rd 2006. No idea where it originated but he was diagnosed only a few weeks before he died. By then it had spread to every major organ.
  • edited October 2006
    dragonV8 wrote:
    Grandad Roose - Alzheimers ca: 1956 RIP
    Grandma Roose - Cancer ca: 1958 RIP

    I'll add the above to my list as being Jon's sister, they're my Grandparents too. (Thanks Jon, I didn't even know why they passed on.. now I know)

    In memory of Radoslav Kovac (1963 - 2002).. a dear, dear friend of mine who passed away in 2002 from lung cancer. He was strong enough to give up smoking in 1996 but unfortunately he still endured smoke in the passive sense.

    Love you Ray.
  • LincLinc Owner Detroit Icrontian
    My grandfather, Paul Russell, severe dementia. He passed away when I was in college, but he was gone by the time I was in high school.

    His wife and my grandmother, Dorothy Russell, cancer. She passed away when I was a toddler.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    My paternal grandfather had Parkinson's and died of a stroke years ago. Parkinson's was piloted back in 2005 and is kinda on standby for a the meantime, but I know that contributing is going to help someone else avoid another debilitating disease, so I'll continue on now anyways.

    My maternal grandfather had a form of stomach cancer, and while I am not sure if any of the cancer et al research has targeted that, any cancer research is good.

    My "adopted" grandfather had lymphoma and died last year. One day :/
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited January 2012
    For my friend and co-worker Ed Weiss, who died last year from lymphoma just after his 56th birthday.

    For my neighbor, Katherine Edison, so she can beat her lymphoma and continue to be there for her 4 children.
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    My grandmother (moms side) - cancerous stomach tumor (removed and returned a year later with a vengence), 2000, deceased.
    My great uncle (moms side)- Liver cancer, 2011, deceased.
    My uncle Bob (moms bro)- Colon cancer, 2010, survivor.
    My uncle Freddy (mom and Bobs oldest brother) - Brain tumor, 2010, deceased.

    Many others over the past couple years in my family have passed away to cancer (large family, lol). I try to do what I can to stay healthy, but death is inevitable and we must enjoy the life we have here with the ones we have to share it with, both RL and online.

    To all who have passed, we celebrate your lives every moment we think about you. ;)
  • one234hone234h Downingtown, PA [USA]
    My paternal grandmother, who my children called "GG" - illnesses including metastatic cancer, 2012.
    Way too many others to start thinking about.

    I doubt the real-world impact of my personal machine's Folding will rise to a level much higher than "symbolic", but here I am.
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