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October 31, 2012

Richard and Elizabeth Everett - died in New Jersey

Richard Everett, age 54, and his wife Elizabeth, age 46, died on October 29, 2012, in Mendham Township, New Jersey. 

They died when a tree fell on their car as they were returning from their horse farm in Long Valley to their home. It is believed that they were checking on the horse farm during the storms that resulted from Hurricane Sandy.

Richard was known as Rich to his friends. He was a senior vice president at Opthotech, a biotechnology research company in Princeton seeking ways to prevent visual loss by people over 50.

Pray for Rich
and Beth.  Pray
for their children
who have lost
their parents.
He is described as a very accomplished guy - a talented carpenter and a 4-H volunteer.

Elizabeth was known as Beth to her friends. She worked as a senior management consultant at Carter McKenzie Select, which provides business consulting to the pharmaceutical industry. She was an active volunteer with Morris Habitat for Humanity and served on Hope Church’s “benevolence team,” helping make decisions on how to spend money to help the poor. 

Elizabeth Everett had been volunteering for Habitat since she was in high school and during the past eight years at the Morris chapter, she had served as a two-time board member and was still a member of the policy committee. 

Richard and Elizabeth are survived by many loving friends and relatives including their 4 children - Theo, age 14, Pierce, age 11; and daughters Zoe and Talia. 

Theo and Pierce were with their parents when the tree fell on the car. Thank God, they were saved. 

Pray for all who die suddenly and by misadventure. Amen. 

Let us pray that Richard Everett is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Let us pray that Elizabeth Everett is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Jessie Streich-Kest and Jacob Vogelman - died in New York

Jessie Streich-Kest, age 24, and Jacob Vogelman, age 23, died on October 29, 2012, in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, New York. 

Jessie
They went walking their dog, believing that the worst of the storms from Hurricane Sandy were over. 

As they were walking, a tree in the park toppled, killing them. Their bodies were not found until the morning of the next day. The dog survived. 

Jessie Streich-Kest grew up in the Prospect Park South area of Brooklyn and was a teaching fellow who had just started teaching at the Bushwick School for Social Justice. Friends said she had been relieved to get through her first parents' evening at the high school last week. 

She was also an activist who campaigned to stop abuse of the carriage horses in Central Park, following in the footsteps of her father, Jon, who is a prominent Union figure. She attended the 2008 inauguration of President Obama in Washington. 

Friends stated that Jessie had a passion for animal welfare, political activism, and her new career as a high school teacher. She is described as having strength of character. 

Her family stated that Jessie left a lasting impression on all who met her. She loved life and was deeply devoted to social justice.

Jacob
Jacob Vogelman was also from Brooklyn and was studying at Brooklyn College campus of the City University of New York. A keen thespian, he had studied theatre at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and formerly worked as a stagehand at the MGM Grand. 

Jessie Streich-Kest is survived by many loving friends and relatives who will forever miss her. 

Jacob Vogelman is survived by many loving friends and relatives who will miss him eternally. 

Angels of God, pray for Jessie and Jacob.  Pray that
they are in Heaven.

Pray for all who die young. Amen

Pray for all who die by misadventure. Amen.

Let us pray that Jessie Streich-Kest is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Let us pray that Jacob Vogelman is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Artur Kasprzak - Law Enforcement - New York

Police Officer Artur Kasprzak, age 28, died on October 29, 2012, in his home on Staten Island, New York, during Hurricane Sandy. 

Artur was a member of the New York City Police Department. He was assigned to a precinct in Manhattan. He had 6 years of service. 

He was off duty when flood waters swept into his home. He was able to get six members of his family to safety in the attic - including two men ages 69 and 31, three women, ages 31, 56 and 68 and his 15 month old son. 

Jerzy Popielusko, Martyr,
on your way to Sainthood,
pray for Artur
He said that he was going into the basement to see what was happening and to survey the damage. He drowned there. 

Friends stated that Artur was a brave guy who loved being a cop. 

Police officials stated that Artur was really a great guy, well-liked, very professional and hard working. 

Artur is survived by many loving friends and relatives.

Pray for all who die young and by misadventure. Amen.

Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others. Amen.

Let us pray that Artur Kasprzak is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Siddhanta Kunwar

British soldier Siddhanta Kunwar, age 28, died on October 30, 2012, while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was participating in a meeting with Afghan Uniform Policemen, when he was shot and killed by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform who had been attending the meeting.

He was a member of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles attached to the Royal Marines - 40 Commando.

Siddhanta Kunwar deployed to Afghanistan on October 3, 2012. He was on his third operational tour of Afghanistan.

He was born in Pokhara, Nepal, where he lived with his mother and father. He passed the arduous selection for the Brigade of Gurkhas on 17 December 2004 and having completed his year-long infantry training joined 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in October 2005.

Light a candle for Siddhanta.
Light his way to Heaven.
He deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2005-2006. He also served in Brunei where he conducted extensive jungle training and qualified as a sniper in 2007.

Military officials describe Siddhanta as an outstanding soldier and a true Gurkha. He had a calm good humour, sharp mind and a huge amount of operational experience.

Family members stated that they are proud of him and of his service. He will be forever missed.

Siddhanta is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his his mother, Krishna Maya Kunwar, his father, Shyam Kumar Kunwar, stepmother Chhali Devi Kunwar, his four sisters; Shova, Shyandya, Smita and Sardha Kunwar and his elder brother Bhupendra Kunwar.

Thank you for serving, Siddhanta. 

Let us pray that Siddhanta Kunwar is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Edward Drummond-Baxter

British soldier Edward Drummond-Baxter, age 29, died on October 30, 2012, while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was participating in a meeting with Afghan Uniform Policemen, when he was shot and killed by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform who had been attending the meeting.

He was a member of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles attached to the Royal Marines - 40 Commando. 

Edward was born in Peterborough and lived in County Durham with his parents. He studied at University College London and gained a BSc degree in Psychology. While at university he was an active member of his local Army Reserves regiment, The Honourable Artillery Company.

He subsequently spent two years working for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office including a posting to Japan before joining the British Army. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2010 and commissioned into 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in December 2010.

Father, place Edward on
the road to Heaven
Military officials describe Edward as an excellent Platoon Commander with a calm demeanour who was respected by his soldiers and his fellow officers. He always put his soldiers first.

Family members stated that Edward was loyal to his family and friends. He loved the Gurkhas and died doing the job he wanted to do. 

Edward is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, Helen; father, David; and sister, Emily. 

Thank you for serving, Edward.

Let us pray that Edward Drummond-Baxter is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

October 27, 2012

Heaven - according to a Neurologist who was near death

Dr. Eben Alexander
believes in Heaven.
Dr. Eben Alexander is an accomplished neurosurgeon who believes heaven exists.  

Eben contracted bacterial meningitis, went into a 7 day coma and experienced occurrences and visions that he was able to relate when he came out of the coma days later.

His brain went completely inactive as he battled the disease.

I can attest to this inactivity of the brain because I also had meningitis (at age 26). I fell ill and went into a coma for 3 days.  But I was not near death like Eben.  My experience with meningitis was total blankness, but I was hovering around life and not hovering around death. 

But Eben's mind was active...."I had no body awareness at all. I was just a speck of awareness in kind of a dark, murky environment, in roots or vessels or something. And I seemed to be there for a very long time—I would say years." 

Fields of Heaven
"I was rescued by this beautiful, spinning, white light that had a melody, an incredibly beautiful melody with it that opened up into a bright valley....an extremely verdant valley with blossoming flowers and a just incredible, rich, ultra-real world of indescribable complexity."

Eben eventually traveled on the wing of a butterfly with a beautiful young woman with vibrant blue eyes.  Several months after he came out of the coma and was on the road to recovery, biological family members sent him a photo of the sister he never knew. This woman was the beautiful blue eyed woman. 

It was his sister coming to aid him in his journey to the afterlife and his return to this life. 

Eben Alexander has written a book called "Proof of Heaven".  It is available at every bookstore and internet book sellers and probably at your local library. 


Michael, Prince in Heaven, pray
that we all reach Heaven
This dude is not a liar. You can tell he is entirely sincere. 

Eben Alexander believes in Heaven and life after death.  And so do I.  And you want to believe too. 

It all has a lot more to do with the Higher Power than it has to do with organized religion and dogma.

We ask God the Father to lead us and our loved ones to Heaven.  Amen. 

Lucia Krim and Leo Krim - murdered in New York City

Lucia Krim, age 6, and Leo Krim, age 2, died on October 25, 2012, in New York City. 

Lucia - pray for her
The children's mother, Marina Krim, took her 3-year-old daughter, Nessie, home from a swim lesson to find her other children, ages 2 and 6, dying of knife wounds in the bathtub of their Upper West Side apartment near Central Park. 
Leo - pray for him

The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, age 50, then turned the blade on herself. She is in hospital in serious condition.

Neighbors and relatives stated that Yoselyn Ortega hadn't been herself lately. She had been losing weight and told people she'd recently sought psychiatric help.

It has been reported by the Krim family in a family ongoing blog that the relationship between them and Yoselyn was good. The Krim had family had travelled with Yoselyn to her native country, the Dominican Republic, to visit Yoselyn's family and had a good time. Yoselyn had worked for the Krim's for 2 years. 

Angels of God, pray for the
children. Amen
Lucia Krim and Leo Krim are survived by many loved ones, including their parents Marina and Kevin Krim. 

God help us. Jesus, Mary and all saints and all angels pray for the protection of the children, if nothing else. Amen. 

Pray for the parents - Marina and Kevin Krim.  Their pain is beyond belief.  God help them. Amen. 

Let us pray that Lucia and Leo are playing in the fields of Heaven. Pray that they are with God. Amen.

Megan Wolitski - died in Alberta, Canada

Megan Wolitski, age 11, died on October 26, 2012, in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Megan was from St. Paul, Alberta.

Megan was attending classes at school at Racette Junior High School. She was a grade 6 student. 

A minivan crashed through the ground floor window of the school striking Megan and 2 other girls. In all, 7 students were injured. 

Megan was flown to a hospital in Edmonton, where she succumbed to her injuries. 

Saint Bernadette of
Lourdes, pray for Megan
Family members describe Megan as a happy girl with a passion for dance. She is also described as a beautiful, smart, and caring girl who touched many lives with her kindness. They stated that she loved her family.

A 46 year old man has been charged in connection with this tragic accident. 

Pray for all children who die. Every child dies before his or her time.  We want each child to reach adulthood, thrive, and have their own children. But it doesn't always happen this way. 

God help us. Amen. 

Let us pray that Megan Wolitski is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray that Megan is dancing in the fields of Heaven.  Amen.

Kashif Memon

Staff Sgt. Kashif M. Memon, age 31, of Houston, Texas, died on October 25, 2012, of wounds sustained when his unit came under small arms fire in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

Kashif has ties to St. Paul, Minnesota. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2001 in Houston and was stationed in Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay Marine base on Oahu while deploying to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Afghanistan. In 2007, he enlisted in the Army as an infantryman and was stationed at Fort Hood and, more recently, at Fort Bragg.
Father, place Kashif on the
stairway to Heaven

Kashif served two previous combat deployments as an infantryman, first with the Marine Corps as an infantry squad leader in Afghanistan and later with the Army in Iraq.

Among his numerous awards were the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, three God Conduct Medals, and the Army Parachutist Badge. Posthumously, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge.

Kashif is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his pregnant wife and two sons. 

Thank you for serving, Kashif. 

Let us pray that Kashif Memon is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Clinton Ruiz

Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz, age 22, of Murrieta, California, died on October 25, 2012, of wounds sustained when his unit came under small arms fire in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 9th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne), 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

Clinton graduated from Murrieta Valley High School in 2008. He enlisted in the Army in May 2009 as a psychological operations Specialist.

Angels of God, pray for Clinton
Clinton Ruiz completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, in August of 2009, and the Basic Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in October of 2009. He later attended the Psychological Operations Advanced Individual Training and Korean Language School at Ft. Bragg, where he graduated in August of 2010.

He was deployed to Afghanistan in September of 2012. 

During his tour of service, Clinton was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.

Clinton is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife, Kira Ortega and his one year old son, Caleb. 

Thank you for serving, Clinton.

Pray for the 22 year olds who die in combat. Yesterday, they were just boys. Amen. 

Let us pray that Clinton Ruiz is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Tiziano Chierotti

Italian soldier, Tiziano Chierotti, age 24, of San Remo, Italy, died on October 25, 2012, in Bakwa, Farah Province, Afghanistan. 

He died of wounds from enemy fire. 

He was with the 2nd Alpine Regiment stationed at San Rocco Castagnaretta, near Cuneo. 

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for
Tiziano. 
Tiziano was born in San Remo, but lived in Arma di Taggia, in the province of Imperia, Italy. 

Government officials describe Tiziano as a generous and courageous man. 

Military officials stated that Tiziano died bravely doing his duty.

Tiziano is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents and siblings.

Thank you for your service to Italy, Tiziano.

Let us pray that Tiziano Chierotti is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

David O'Connor

British soldier Corporal David O'Connor, age 27, of Havant, Hampshire, England, died on October 24, 2012, of wounds sustained from enemy fire while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He served with Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines as part of Transition Support Unit Nahr-e Saraj. He was based in Patrol Base 1 in the southern part of Nahr-e-Saraj District, Helmand Province.

He joined the Royal Marines on 13 May 2002. He had deployed 4 times to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Previously, David had been praised for his steadfast dedication and bravery and was awarded a Commander Joint Operations' Commendation.

Light a candle for David O'Connor.
Light his way to Heaven.
Military officials stated that David was ferociously dedicated to his men, his Company and the Royal Marines. He was an inspirational leader and an excellent soldier; his loss will be felt not just at 40 Commando Royal Marines but throughout the Royal Marines Corps. 

Family member stated that he will be forever missed. 

Friends describe him as a popular, engaging and capable man who will never be forgotten. 

David is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, Rosemary; father, Phil (known to all as George); and his brother, Phil. 

Thank you for serving, David.

Let us pray that David O'Connor is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Channing Day

British soldier Corporal Channing Day, age 25, of Newtownards, Ireland, died on October 24, 2012, of wounds sustained from enemy fire while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

She was a member of 3 Medical Regiment. She was a combat medic. Channing was born in Swindon, Wiltshire on 12 March 1987. She grew up in Newtownards, County Down before joining the Army in 2005. Following basic training she undertook specialist training as a Combat Medical Technician. In June 2007 she successfully passed her Class One Combat Medical Technician course. In January 2012 she was posted to 3 Medical Regiment and joined 63 (Force Support) Squadron, based in Preston, and in the build up to Operation HERRICK 17 was selected to support 40 Commando Royal Marines as part of Transition Support Unit Nahr-e Saraj.
Mary, pray for Channing

She had previously served on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Military officials describe her as a popular and well-respected member of her regiment. Her courage, selflessness and commitment in adversity embodied the ethos of the combat medic, and will be long remembered by all those who had the honour to serve with her.

Family members stated that she died doing what she loved. She is described as a wonderful girl who never stopped smiling. 

Friends describe her as a true friend who will never be forgotten. 

Channing is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her mother and father, Rosemary and Leslie Day; her sisters Lauren and Laken; and her brother, Aaron. 

Thank you for serving, Channing.

Let us pray that Channing Duskin is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Michael Duskin

Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, age 42, of Orange Park, Florida, died on October 23, 2012, in Chak District, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol during combat operations. 

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

He attended Middleburg High School, where he was a lineman on the football team. Friends there said he had a sense of humor and got along with everyone. 

He joined the Army in 1993, the same year that his father, George Duskin, retired from the Navy.  Michael had deployed 5 times to Afghanistan and 2 times to Iraq. 

Family member stated that they are proud of Michael's service. He was a patriot. 

Angels of God, pray for Michael
Friends describe him as an American Hero. 

His awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals, including one that was awarded posthumously, two Meritorious Service Medals, a Purple Heart, the Joint Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2), the Army Service Ribbon, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.

Michael is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including his mother and father, Claire and George Duskin; a sister; his wife, Maggie; a 17 year old son, an 11 year old daughter and a 24 year old stepson who is also in the military. 

Thank you for serving, Michael.

Let us pray that Michael Duskin is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

October 24, 2012

Zina Haughton, Cary Robuck and Maelyn Lind - murdered in Wisconsin


Zina Haughton  - Pray for her.  
Zina Haughton, age unknown, of Wisconsin; Cary Robuck, age 35 of Racine, and Maelyn Lind, age 38, of Oconomowoc, died on October 21, 2012, in Brookfield, Wisconsin. 

Radcliffe Haughton
These three women were beauticians working at the Azana Day Spa in suburban Milwaukee, when Radcliffe Haughton, age 45, came into the spa building and shot 7 people, killing his former wife, Zina Haughton, and 2 others. 

The relationship between Zina and Radcliffe Haughton was deadly - he threatened to throw acid in her face and had supposedly terrorized her at every opportunity. Zina and Radcliffe had a troubled, turbulent, nasty relationship for the past 2 years. Everything was accusations and violence. 

After this shooting spree, he committed suicide by turning the gun on himself.   Its too bad that Radcliffe didn't commit this act of suicide BEFORE he blew away the 2 innocent women who didn't even know him. 
Cary Robuck - pray for her

Now their families and loved ones, parents, partners and children will forever weep for women killed simply by the misfortune of being in the same building as Zina Haughton, who was the real intended victim. 

God save us from the Lost Ones who steal away life. Amen. 

Maelyn Lind, pray for her
God save us from those who say they love us, and then kill us. Amen. 

If your loved one rapes you, beats you up, slaps you, harasses you, and treats you like shit...then it is time to pull out at the first opportunity. Run away.  Don't just walk away.  Go to a shelter if you have no money. Go to the Sally Ann or the welfare department.  Go anywhere you can to get away from the abusive freaks. 

Zina Haughton is survived by many loving friends and relatives. 

Let us pray that Zina Haughton is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Cary Robuck is survived by many loving friends and relatives. 

Let us pray that Cary Robuck is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Maelyn Lind is survived by many loving friends and relatives. 

Let us pray that Maelyn Lind is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

God save us from the abusers. Amen.

Arthur Lopez - Law Enforcement - New York State

Police Officer Arthur Lopez, age 29, of Babylon, New York, died in the line of duty on October 23, 2012, in New York City. 

Arthur was a member of the Nassau County Police Department. He had 8 years of service.

Officer Lopez and another officer witnessed an accident near the border of Nassau County and New York City. One of the vehicles involved in the accident fled the scene. The officers followed the vehicle into Queens where they conducted a vehicle stop. The subject opened fire on the officers as they approached. Officer Lopez, who was not wearing a vest, was struck in the chest. The subject then fled in his vehicle. He abandoned his vehicle and carjacked a citizen, fatally shooting the driver.

Officer Lopez was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Arthur

The subject was arrested several hours later and was suffering two gunshot wounds. He was identified as a former convict who had served prison time after being convicted of second degree murder.

Arthur was also a volunteer firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician. 

Police officials describe him as exemplary, a true hero and a highly decorated police officer.  He is also described as young, fit and full of life. 

Friends describe him as friendly and welcoming.

Arthur is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents. 


Thank you for serving, Arthur. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. Amen

Pray for all who die violently.  Amen.

Let us pray that Arthur Lopez is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Scott Smith

Australian Corporal Scott Smith, age 24, of Barossa Valley, South Australia died on October 21, 2012, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. He was killed by an improvised explosive device.

He was a member of the Special Operations Engineer Regiment based at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney.

Corporal Smith had been in the army more than six years and was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He had also previously served in the Solomon Islands.

Family members stated that they knew the Army was Scott's second family, his home away from home. Scott truly believed his actions made a difference; he was a truly dedicated soldier who also knew how to relax in his time away from work. 

Father, place Scott on the
stairway to Heaven
Scott loved sports including skiing, running and cricket. 

They describe Scott as generous in spirit, thoughtful of others and having a sense of humor. 

Scott is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, Katrina Paterson; father, Murray Smith; his sister, Roxanne; and his partner, Liv. 

Thank you for serving, Scott. 

Let us pray that Scott Smith is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

October 22, 2012

Kateri Tekakwitha - Aboriginal Saint

Kateri Tekakwitha was born in New York State in 1656. 

Her father was an Iroquois and not a Christian and her mother was an Algonquin Christian. 

Keteri was hit with smallpox at the age of six. Some of her family died from the disease.  Tekakwitha was left scarred and disfigured, but alive.

Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us. 
After a move to her uncle’s home near Montreal in Canada, Tekakwitha was baptized by Jesuit missionaries. She was given the Catholic name “Kateri,” which is Mohawk for Catherine.

Years of prayers have been devoted to Kateri Tekakwitha, a woman who never let her faith waver despite persecution from her fellow natives.  She was known for her piety and for her devotion to the Father.  

Several miracles of healing have been attributed to Kateri Tekakwitha for those who have asked her to pray to the Father on their behalf.  Miracles in her name have occurred. 

God bless all of the angels and all of the saints and all of the martyrs.  Amen.

God bless Kateri Tekakwitha. She dedicated her life to God.  Amen. 

Whitney Heichel - Murdered in Oregon

Whitney Heichel, age 21, of Gresham, Oregon, died sometime between October 16 and October 19, 2012.
Whitney Heichel - Pray
for her

Her body was found on October 19, 2012 on Larch Mountain, a 40-minute drive up winding roads from her home in Gresham.  She had been shot to death. 

Jonathan Holt 
Whitney was reported missing on the morning of October 16, when she did not show up for work at Starbucks, which was just a five-minute drive from her home. Shortly after, her Ford Explorer was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot with its passenger-side window shattered.

Jonathan Holt, age 24, an acquaintance and neighbor of Whitney and Clint Heichel, has been arrested in connection with this crime, after a series of interviews reportedly didn't add up and they found his fingerprints and DNA in her recovered car. Holt is married and attended the same Jehovah's Witness church as Clint and Whitney. 

Clint Heichel stated that Whitney was very kind and loved everybody. He also describes her as a beautiful person. They had been married for less than two years. 

Whitney's mother described her as sunshine in their hearts. She's gentle and compassionate. 

Jesus, pray for Whitney
and for Clint, who has
lost his loved one. 
Whitney is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her mother, Lorelei Ritmiller; 5 sisters and 1 brother; and her husband, Clint Heichel. 

Pray for all who die young and suddenly. They are with us one moment and gone the next. Amen. 

God save us from the Lost Ones who stalk the Earth stealing away life. Amen.

Let us pray that Whitney Heichel is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Shane Wilson

Pfc. Shane G. Wilson, age 20, of Kuna, Idaho, died on October 18, 2012, in Khost, Afghanistan.

The cause of his death has not been released as of this posting.

Shane was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

Shane was a 2011 graduate of Kuna High School. 

His family stated that Shane wanted to be in the military from a very young age and was proud to be a soldier. 
Angels of God, pray for Shane

Family members describe Shane as humble, loyal, caring and compassionate. He put others before himself. They said that Shane will never be forgotten. 

Shane is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, father, two sisters, grandparents and great-grandparents.

Thank you for serving, Shane. 

Pray for the 20 year olds who die in war. Yesterday, they were just boys. Amen

Let us pray that Shane Wilson is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

October 19, 2012

Daria Pohl, Ross Richter and Tereasa Beasley - murdered in Denver, Colorado

Daria "Dasha" Pohl, age 22; Ross Richter, age 29; and Tereasa Beesley, age 45, died on October 17, 2012, in a neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.
Daria Pohl - Pray for her

They were present in a Denver bar at 2:00 a.m., when three men rushed into the bar in an attempted robbery and shot and killed them and 2 others. 

They died because they were present at a late hour at this bar. This could have been any one of us. 

The men arrested for these 5 murders are: Dexter Lewis (age 22), Joseph Hill (age 27) and Lynell Hill (age 24). 

Daria "Dasha" Pohl, worked at a Holiday Inn just a block south of the bar. Staff at her place of employment said that she was a valued employee who will be forever missed.

Daria Pohl was a sophomore at Metropolitan State University of Denver and planned to transfer to the University of Colorado - Denver to pursue a business degree. She held several waitressing jobs, and on the side she looked after people's dogs.  She was a determined and hardworking young woman. 

Daria is survived by many loving friends and relatives. 

Let us pray that Daria Pohl is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Ross Richter - Pray for him
Ross Richter, age 29, of Overland Park, Kansas, had worked as a river ranger for the Bureau of Land Management since 2009.

Co-workers of Ross stated that he was a great friend, who was upbeat and pleasant. He is also described as polite and thoughtful and hard working.

Ross Richter is survived by many loving friends and relatives.

Let us pray that Ross Richter is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Tereasa Beesley, age 45, grew up in the eastern Montana town of Sidney. 

Tereasa Beasley -
pray for her
She had 2 children and said that she was still a teenager at heart. She had recently bought a bar about 4 miles west of Fero's Bar. It is presumed that after she closed her own bar late at night that she had gone to Fero's for an end of shift drink to relax and unwind.

Tereasa is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her son Brandon, age 20, and her daughter Sierra, age 15.

Let us pray that Tereasa Beesley is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray for all who die by misadventure.  Pray for all who die because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.  

God save us from the Lost Ones who stalk the Earth stealing away life.  Amen. 

God help us.  Amen. 

Young Fero - murdered in Denver

Young Fero died on October 17, 2012, in a neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.

She was the owner of a bar called Fero's Bar and Grill. She was in the bar around 2:00 a.m. when three men rushed into the bar in an attempted robbery and shot and killed 5 people in the bar. 

The men arrested are: Dexter Lewis (age 22), Joseph Hill (age 27) and Lynell Hill (age 24). 

These men are all facing charges involving first-degree murder, arson and aggravated robbery.

Friends describe this bar as "low end" and somewhat dangerous but stated that Young Fero was liked and respected by her customers. Some of them considered her as a friend and some as a second mother. 
Light a candle for Young Fero.
Light her way to Heaven. 

Police records do not show repeated problems at this bar. 

Coworkers said that Young Fero had worked or owned the bar for almost 20 years. She worked as a waitress there and zipped around on roller skates. Friends said that she was a cook, bartender, manager, and everything in between. 

Regulars at this bar said that they will forever remember her as family. 

Friends said that the bar was not doing well in this economy but that Young Fero would give food to homeless people who asked her for help. 

If you have information about this murder, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. There is a reward. 

Young is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her brother, Tae Moon Park, and her daughter. 

God save us from the Lost Ones, who stalk the Earth stealing away life. Amen. 

Let us pray that Young Fero is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.