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August 17, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 17, 2013

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TO THE EDITOR: On July 17, our wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Melhorn, lost her courageous battle with cancer.

Mary was a kind and generous person, always putting the needs of others before her own. I would like to thank all of you who made this journey a little easier: Drs. DeLucas, Piche, Gretz and Astell; the nurses at FitzPatrick Cancer Center, especially Suzy Rock, a trusted friend over the years; the technical folks in radiology and the clerical staff; the nurses on R-5 who took care of her during her three stays; doctors and nurses at the ER; the staff at Meadowbrook rehab; Father Schnob, who comforted us during this most difficult time and for the Mass; Sally Kokes and the Bereavement Committee; Neil Hamilton, Glen Miller and staff at Hamilton Funeral Home; and family and friends who attended the viewing, the funeral Mass and sent flowers and cards.

A special thank you to Theresa Senecal, herself a caregiver, who still managed to visit as often as she could; Julie and her mom, who helped with the meals; and finally, to our children and grandkids, who supported Mary throughout this demanding time: Christina, the oldest, who gave a moving remembrance; Gabrielle, who, as an RN, knew what questions to ask when they needed asking; Robbie, who was our rock in those final last minutes; and Ron, who is more like his mom than anyone.

To the grandkids, Skinny Butt, Slick (aka Jarhead), Olive (Miss Oil) Scooter, Chatter Box and JB. always remember, whenever you look in a mirror, that a little piece of your grandma will be looking back; always make sure she is proud of what she sees.

I did the best I could, Chicken Lady — Sarge.

BOB MELHORN

Peru

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TO THE EDITOR: Just a letter to compliment the City management in providing an excellent Fourth of July celebration and Mayor’s Cup fireworks.

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