Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Walt Danalak
- If you guys get a chance, I've also added a little memorial to Walt on the front
of FJGRR.org. It also lists the details of the memorial contributions...
Here's the link...
> Dear Friends,
> Some, perhaps many, of you are aware that my brother Walt Danylak
> passed away this past Saturday. For others of you this may be the
> first time you learn of this sad news. Walt started showing symptoms
> in May and June of some kind of medical problem. When he first went
> to doctors and a hospital here in Syracuse, they were thinking it was
> a heart problem. Eventually a long-delayed bone marrow test was
> done, and it immediately showed that he had an advanced case of
> leukemia. Chemotherapy started the very next day, and the first
> round seemed to be quite effective in destroying the diseased
> cells. However it wasn't quite up to the level needed for the blood
> stem cell transplant they wanted to perform, so they embarked on a
> 2nd round of chemotherapy. Due to excessive fluids related to the
> chemotherapy, Walt suffered from congestive heart failure and was
> transferred to ICU. He recovered from this, but the problem with
> excessive fluids continued. In short Walt was diagnosed with a very
> advanced case of leukemia, and he was unable to tolerate the
> necessary but agressive treatments that he received.
> The viewings were yesterday, and the funeral was this morning.
> Several of you dropped by yesterday to pay your respects, and some
> attended the funeral service this morning. We are so grateful for
> your kindness and prayers.
> Any of you interested in sharing a memorial gift can give either to
> the Leukemia and Lymphonma Society, CNY Chapter, 401 N. Salina
> Street, Syracuse, NY 13203-1770 or (esp. for anyone more interested
> in trains and particularly the FJ&GRR) to a special fund which will
> help catalogue and preserve a special collection of photos and
> documents related to the FJ&GRR. For info on this project please
> contact Mr. Bill Easterly at 518-762-4651 Ext. 3700 or at
> Thanks once again for your friendship with Walt and your kindness to
> our family at this time.
> On behalf of all the Danylaks,
> Dennis Danylak