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In Memory Of

Bob Byrnes

Bob Byrnes was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He also was a very special member of the Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group.  Bob had the ability to approach each task positively and readily; no task was too difficult for him to accomplish. Bob navigated his journey through Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis with dignity and grace.  Unable to gain admission into a lung transplant program, Bob embraced his role as an Esbriet Ambassador, sharing his knowledge and insights into this life-threatening disease. Bob’s resolve and graceful acceptance of his eventual outcome was truly comforting and inspirational to others struggling with their journey.  When Bob spoke, his approach was always gentle, supportive and respectful. He gave others confidence and greater meaning to their lives. Learning something new from Bob was really a reflection on your thoughts. All of us in the Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group were blessed to have known him.

By Jim and Paula Duva on behalf of GSPF SG

In Memory Of

Nicole Richard

Nikki had a gift of positivity that shined brightly within her, always looking to help others. She was and remains an inspiration in how to live life to the fullest.

By Lombardo Family

In Memory of

Alan Witman

Son, Brother, Friend, Lifesaver….NEVER Forgotten, FOREVER Loved! If only this could have been a celebration of your selflessness to save others as a living donor. If only. We were not ready to let you go and our hearts are broken, yet our hearts are full with your selflessness to save others!

By Mom, Dad, Lisa, Anthony and Those Who's Lives You Saved

In Memory of

James Skelton

In loving memory of James Skelton.
Love, Nina

By Nina Leu

In Memory of

Daniel Cantor

With deepest condolences to the family of Daniel Cantor. We are so very sorry for your loss.

By Caris and David Liebman

In Honor of

James Skelton

In loving memory of James Skelton.

By Josephine Prezioso

In Memory of

Mark Meade

Mark and Terry Meade are inspirations. We are so blessed to have met them at the Rose Parade Donate Life Float and felt an immediate connection with them. They later welcomed us into their home and joined us in NYC for Broadway shows. We are blessed to call them friends and will miss Mark terribly. Terry, we love you!!

By Vivian and Larry Lefferts

IN HONOR OF

Mark Meade

Mark was a special man. A good friend for over 65 years, from junior high until this past Monday, July 2nd when he passed. After a heart transplant he dedicated his life, along with his wife Terry, to the New Jersey Gift of Life.
I never forget the honor he received to ride on the Rose Bowl float and add special roses on that float. We live in SoCal and it was a fun time with the Meades and the parade. Mark will be missed by my wife and myself until our turn to pass. God bless Terry and the whole Meade family. Rest in Peace friend.

By Harriet & Steve Traktman

In Honor of

The staff at Gift of Life House

After a lengthy stay and successful transplant, we are so thrilled to have had the opportunity to stay with you all. The caring and kindness of the staff is unmatched! We can’t thank you enough for the actions and deeds of the staff during a very challenging time!

By Dennis Westhoff

In Memory Of

Kassie Hagan DiGiorgio Vannoy

In lieu of wedding favors at our wedding on October 8, 2021, my fiancé and I made a donation in memory of my mother who passed away in 2005. In October 2012, for her 50th birthday, my family raised $25,000 for Gift of Life Family House to help underwrite room 310. Organ donation is near and dear to our hearts from both giving and receiving. I couldn’t think of a better way to honor my mom on my wedding day!

By Samantha Digiorgio

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