Funeral Service for Dad

A message from at 11:20am about Dad, Life Events. Comments Off.

The visitation will be at 9:30am-11:30am on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Zwaska Funeral Home in Brown Deer. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:30-12:30pm.

Zwaska Funeral Home is located at:

4900 West Bradley Road
Brown Deer, WI 53223

All are welcome to attend.

Thank you all for your support.


Dad: 3/15/54 – 3/17/2009

A message from at 3:04pm about Dad, Life Events, Lung Cancer. 1 response.

Dad passed away shortly after 12 o’clock noon today.

He left very peacefully with the whole family gathered around.  A service will be held on Saturday, March 21st at Zwaska Funeral Home on Bradley Rd in Milwaukee.

Thank you to everyone for your continued love and support.  Dad was loved by many and will be greatly missed.


An Update from Milwaukee

A message from at 10:37am about Dad, Lung Cancer. 4 responses.

Hi all,

I was hoping my dad would give you an update himself, but that looks unlikely at this point. I know some of you rely mainly on this page for updates.

My parents left Atlanta four days after my dad’s last post, arriving home late on February 26. The following Monday they visited their local oncologist who said that my dad’s liver function was insufficient to sustain any more treatment and suggested hospice. My dad was enrolled in hospice the following day.

Since then, dad has declined steadily. Hospice has been wonderful, helping to keep his pain well managed and preparing us for what lies ahead. Our nurse gave us a copy of Final Gifts, which we have all been reading.

Dad celebrated his 55th birthday yesterday. We had cake and balloons.

Based on my dad’s physical and mental condition, our nurse estimated that we have maybe a week left.