Al lost his battle with cancer on
July 19th, 2008. Our deepest sympathies to Charlotte and all
of Al's family.
Al is a quiet, gutsy man who opted for 'yet another round'
of chemo and radiation - after already having had a total of 9
months of different chemos and a host of radiation during
these 3 yrs, including Cyber Knife in San Francisco!.
He was diagnosed w/stage IV lung cancer on Dec. 4, 2004! He's
also been blessed with many months of feeling pretty darn
good, and being able to spend some wonderful times with family
and friends. We cherish each and every day that God gives us.
Al is a very generous and giving man - always quietly. He was
a volunteer fireman for 30 years (captain) - helping many,
many folks in their time of need during that time - whatever
their need. He is a Korean War Vet. He taught Jr. High
School for 38 years (such patience!), and always made time to
tutor if needed. When he's not on chemo, he tutors some of
the children in our neighborhood in math!
He likes football (all levels), golfs and rides his bike when
he's able. He's a Christian, and enjoys going to church.
Loves to play games, i.e. cards, mexican train, etc. with
friends, and usually beats me at cribbage!
His favorite colors are red and green. He's always willing
to try something new, and will eat just about everything I
cook. (not fond of chicken livers!)
We've been married 45 years, met when I was in Nurses Training
and have lived in California since 1962. We have two
children, Alan, 43 (egads!), and Craig, 41 - two
granddaughters, Kellie (13) and Grace (11). Our children and
their families live about 3 hours south of us.
Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to know that
February 2008 Feature
Name: Al B.
Stage IV Lung Cancer
Football, Golf, Fireman, Favorite Colors...Red & Green
Thanks for all the cards
mailed to Al!
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