Monday, April 28, 2008

SAD NEWS

Author Dianne Castell has been a good friend for several years now and I'm sad to report that her husband Dave lost his long and courageous battle with cancer early this morning. I met Dave once at Lori Foster's house and he was a very nice man - a true gentleman with a fun sense of humor, just as you would expect of Dianne's husband.
Dave and Dianne have four children and they're all incredibly close - I hope you'll keep them and their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Donations in lieu of flowers are requested in Dave's memory (Dave Kruetzkamp) for Hospice or the Animal Adoption Foundation (in the Cincinnati area).
Thanks,
Laurie

17 comments:

Lori Foster said...

Very, very nice, Laurie.
This is going to be such a huge adjustment for everyone. Dave is going to be very, very missed.

Lori

HelenKay said...

This is a lovely tribute to them.

The news is so sad. My heart goes out to Dianne and her family.

Karin Tabke said...

How heartbreaking. My prayers and thoughts are with Dianne and her family.

Pam P said...

My sympathies to Dianne and her family.

Jane said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Dianne and her family.

Wendy said...

My condolences to Dianne. That's so sad.

Judy F said...

This just breaks my heart. Dave made us feel so welcome in their home. He is going to be deeply missed.

flchen1 said...

Thank you for letting us know, Laurie--I'm so sad to hear this.

Dina said...

I am sorry to hear this. I'll keep Dianne and her family in my thoguhts.

Anonymous said...

so sad she is i n my thougts .

kh

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers to Dianne and her family.

Pat L.

shilohwalker said...

Dave was a great guy.

:(

My heart is breaking for Dianne and her kids.

Stacy~ said...

Very well-said, Laurie. My prayers and with Dianne and her family.

Jennifer said...

My symathies to Diane and her family. What a tremendous loss for them. So very heartbreaking.

Carol said...

That is sad news. My sympathies to Dianne and her family.

BettyLou Ulmer said...

I use to work with Dave at GE years ago. He was such a great guy. I didn't even know he was sick. I'm so very sorry to hear about his troubles. I didn't know his family, but I will put them in my prayers. This is very sad.

BettyLou Ulmer

Barbara said...

Well said Laurie. My thoughts and prayers are with Dianne and her family at this time.