The Memorial Wall

Remembering and Honoring Those Who Have Gone Before Us

The Parkinson’s Resource Organization Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring those who lost their battle with Parkinson’s disease. Over the years, Parkinson’s Resource Organization, at the requests of families and friends, has been asked to create this special way of honoring their loved one, and to design a place for healing of those who were left behind.

The purpose of the Parkinson’s Resource Organization Memorial Wall is to create:

  • A virtual place to hold the memory of someone who lived with Parkinson’s and/or their family members.
  • A virtual place where other families who were touched by Parkinson’s are also memorialized.
  • A virtual place that holds the memory of others who suffered from the same or similar conditions.
  • A virtual place where family and friends can grieve and heal from the loss of someone they now can only remember.
  • A virtual means of publicizing the passing to a greater number of people than can otherwise be accomplished through a tangible publication.
  • An actual acknowledgment and thank you, to those who have made a donation and posted sentiments in memory of someone’s loved one.
  • To create a virtual place for the living of a loved one who battled with Parkinson’s, or a similar disease, to visit and gain solace and understanding.
  • To create actual events that continue the legacy and name of the honoree/decedent/family in a public fashion, such as a golf tournament or other event, special award presentations in the name of the family/decedent, etc.

Recent Memorial Wall Additions

Charles R. Cabrera

Charles R. Cabrera

July 19, 1944 - January 9, 2019

The next Men's Club Association members tournament at The Citrus Club won't be the same. There will be no final-round charge from Charles R. Cabrera.

Chuck died January 9, 2019, after a 15-year-battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

He was a dedicated golfer and a born competitor, and he also was a gentleman straight out of Central Casting, known for his kindness to everyone he encountered. He'd let you play through.

Along with his love of golf, Chuck loved learning. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 — but he refused to leave campus, holing up in his room with his text books and the phone number to his favorite pizzeria. He earned an MBA from the school and then continued on to UC Hastings College of Law.

He was accepted to the California Bar in 1972 before putting aside the law to become an investments advisor at Dean Witter & Co. in the Bay Area. He quickly built a successful career, earning the trust of clients and business associates alike due to his intelligence, hard work, decency, and, always, good humor. It was at Dean Witter that he met Linda Hall Perry, a fellow broker. They fell in love and married, and Chuck became a beloved stepfather to Jeff, Doug and Zack. 

In 1990, Chuck and Linda merged their respective businesses to become one of the first husband-and-wife teams at Morgan Stanley. During their 25-year business partnership and 33-year marriage they built their life around their family, their friends, and their clients.  

Chuck was born July 19, 1944, in Caracas, Venezuela, to Charles and Anita Cabrera. During much of Chuck's and his younger brother Robert's early years, the family lived in South America, where their father worked for Chevron Oil Co. as a government liaison, and Chuck became fluent in Spanish.

Chuck embraced sports and good-natured competition from an early age. He was on his high-school golf team, and he later took up tennis and became a first-rate club player. He enjoyed fly-fishing trips to Alaska, Belize, and other far-flung destinations. He spent many years playing shuffleboard at the Kingfish Pub in Berkeley, and during his school and bachelor days he rarely missed a Cal football game.

His dedication to staying active and playing golf lasted to the very end, despite the limitations Parkinson's imposed on him. In honor of Chuck and his indomitable spirit, the Men's Club Association at The Citrus Club in La Quinta renamed its members tournament The Cabrera Member/Member Calcutta, and his CITTCO Golf Group renamed its tournament The Cabrera Cup.

He leaves behind his wife and stepsons, their wives (Kelly, Deborah and Hayden), his beautiful grandchildren (Jordan, Kody, Anastasia and Beckett), his brother, and a host of friends far and wide.    

A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held at The Citrus Club, January 25 at 5pm. Donations may be made to The Parkinson Resource Organization in Palm Desert

Remembering Charles R. Cabrera

Thank you for your memorial contribution and for completing this form. The information you provide enables us to apply your remembrance gift exactly as you wish.

Judith Mae Gundersen

Judith Mae Gundersen

January 16, 1942 - September 25, 2018

Judith Mae Gundersen, of Neosho, MO, died Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home in Glendora, CA. She was 76.

Judith was born on January 16, 1942 in Neosho, MO. She metriculated at Biola University, and attained her Masters from Cal Poly Pamona. She worked as an elementary school teacher, was a mother of two, Carol & Kenneth, and grandmother to four. She enjoyed traveling which took her around the world.

Remembering Judith Mae Gundersen

Thank you for your memorial contribution and for completing this form. The information you provide enables us to apply your remembrance gift exactly as you wish.

Randolph O'Neal

Randolph O'Neal

September 25, 1939 - January 28, 2018

Mr. Randolph O’Neal, age 78, of Higgston, died Sunday, January 28, 2018, in The Oaks - Bethany in Vidalia, after an extended illness.  He was a native of Montgomery County, attended school in Kibbee, and was a 1957 graduate of Montgomery County High School.  He was a member of the McGregor Presbyterian Church, where he served in several capacities, and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Braine.  He began his telephone career with Pacific Telephone Company in San Diego, California, then transferred to Southern Bell and American Telephone in Georgia, and retired after thirty-five years of service.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin O. O’Neal and Johnnie Adelaide Fulghum.

Mr. O’Neal is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Sandra “Sandy” Pope O’Neal; son, James Marvin O’Neal and wife Gloria, and a grandson, Andrew O’Neal.

Funeral serves were held Wednesday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend Wayne McDaniel officiating.  Burial will follow in the McCrimmon Cemetery.

A special thanks to the staff at The Oaks Bethany on the West Wing, for their love and care of our husband, father and grandfather.

Remembering Randolph O'Neal

Thank you for your memorial contribution and for completing this form. The information you provide enables us to apply your remembrance gift exactly as you wish.

Elizabeth Sue Marchand

Elizabeth Sue Marchand

July 6, 1944 - July 5, 2018

Elizabeth Sue Marchand age 73 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday evening July 5, 2018 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan following a long hard fought battle with Parkinson’s disease.
She was born July 6, 1944 in Greensboro, North Carolina daughter of the late Joseph W. and Lucille E. (Bullyboy) Smith.
Sue resided most of her life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1962. 
On January 19, 1963 she married the love of her life, Charles Marchand at the First Baptist Church in Sturgis.
Sue retired from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis following 29 years of dedicated employment. Prior to joining the Kirsch Company she worked at the Sturgis Hospital, Freeman Manufacturing and Keister Walgreens all in Sturgis.
She enjoyed crocheting, playing Bingo, coloring books, canvas art work, fishing, working in her yard and watching the Bold and Beautiful. She loved traveling to casinos, riding in the golf cart with her husband and time spent with family.
Sue is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 55 years: Charles; one daughter: Tammy S. (Larry) Martin of LaQuinta, California; three sons: Scott A. (Sharon) Marchand, James W. (Dawn) Marchand and Joseph C. Marchand all of Sturgis; three granddaughters: Kristy (Joe) Manley of Ohio, Hannah Marchand a student at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida and Breanna Kessler of Sturgis; two great grandchildren: Izen and Bella; two sisters: JoAnn Darby and Louise Pippenger both of Sturgis; sister-in-law: Carol Smith of Sturgis; best friend: Lyla and Art Fox of Sturgis and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: George Smith and brothers-in-law: Maurice Pippenger and Jerry Darby.

Remembering Elizabeth Sue Marchand

Thank you for your memorial contribution and for completing this form. The information you provide enables us to apply your remembrance gift exactly as you wish.

Julian Samuel Harold Weiner

Julian Samuel Harold Weiner

August 12, 1923 - July 14, 2018

Julian Samuel Harold Weiner ("Julian"), of Los Angeles, California, passed away at home peacefully on July 14, 2018, less than one month short of his 95th birthday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Boulevard, Mission Hills, California, Rabbi Haim Beliak officiating. Julian was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jennie and Isidore Weiner on August 12, 1923. He married the love of his live, Irene Portnoy, on August 28, 1949 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Julian and Irene were married by Irene's beloved brother, Rabbi/Dr. Maurice Portnoy. Julian graduated from CCNY where he obtained an accounting degree. He attended St. John's University School of Law at night, from which he graduated with his law degree, though he never practiced law., He moved to Los Angeles in 1957 with his wife and 2 children, had his third child, and proceeded to build an unusually successful accounting and business management firm. He was a member of "The Greatest Generation", a combat veteran of the U.S. Army, serving through the end of WWII. He was devoted to his community, contributing both time and funds to many non-profit institutions and worthwhile causes. Julian was preceded in death by his loving and beloved wife, Irene, his loving and beloved brother, Marvin, and two sisters. He is survived by his sister-in-law Diana Weiner of Brooklyn, NY, and many nieces and nephews. He cherished and is survived by his three children and their spouses: Jeff (Cathy), Madeline (Eric) and Perrie (Candice) Weiner. Julian was blessed with four grandchildren: Melanie, Lana, Jennifer and Matthew. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Marilou Frost and her husband Randy, and to their fabulous and dedicated team of caregivers Amy, Lucy and Dang In lieu of flowers or food, donations in Julian's honor may be sent to www.JewishRenewalinPoland.org , www.woundedwarriors.org , or www.parkinsonsresource.org.

Remembering Julian Samuel Harold Weiner

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Add Your Entry To The Memorial Wall

Speaking for all of us at Parkinson’s Resource Organization, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of a loved one, a friend or colleague, or simply another person affected by Parkinson’s. We know it is a cruel disease that has no cure. Let the Parkinson’s Resource Organization Memorial Wall give you solace that others care and remember too.

Adding Your Entry

 

TRADITIONAL MEMORIAL

With the Traditional Memorial, the death announcement is left on the website for one year.
The announcement includes:
1. Name
2. City & State
3. Date of Birth
4. Date of Death
5. Date Diagnosed

The Traditional Memorial requires a donation of $500. It is renewable and can be upgraded.
Upon receipt of your contribution, you will receive an email with simple instructions and a form to complete. As soon as you forward to us, your remembrance will be appropriately posted.

Donations are tax deductible and are a means of assuring the continued work so that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s

 

PEACE MEMORIAL

With the Peace Memorial, the death announcement remains on the website for one year and includes:
1. Name
2. City & State
3. Date of Birth
4. Date of Death
5. Date Diagnosed
6. A Picture of the Decedent
7. An Obituary
8. A guest book – A place for family and friends to make donations and leave sentiments
9. Personalized tribute envelopes for distribution

When choosing the Peace Memorial, the verbiage in the obituary should read something like this: “To carry on the legacy of (honoree/decedent), in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to (name of the honoree/decedent memorial) at Parkinson’s Resource Organization. (Example: The Jane Doe Peace Memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization.)
The Peace Memorial requires an aggregate annual donation of $1,000, a pledge to be renewed, and can be upgraded.
Upon receipt of your contribution, you will receive an email with simple instructions and a form to complete. As soon as you forward to us, your remembrance will be appropriately posted.
Donations are tax deductible and are a means of assuring the continued work so that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s.

 

HOPE MEMORIAL

With the Hope Memorial, the death announcement remains on the website for one year and includes:
1. Name
2. City & State
3. Date of Birth
4. Date of Death
5. Date Diagnosed
6. Name(s) of Surviving Family Member(s)
7. A Picture of the Decedent
8. An Obituary
9. A guest book – A place for family and friends to make donations and leave sentiments
10. Personalized tribute envelopes for distribution
11. One hundred (5 sheets) US Postage Stamps with either your loved one’s favorite picture* or Parkinson’s Resource Organization logo stamps (value $90)
*Family to submit digital picture, cropped and formatted as they wish to see on the stamp.

When choosing the Hope Memorial, the verbiage in the obituary should read something like this: “To carry on the legacy of (honoree/decedent), in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the name of the decedent memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization. (Example: The John Doe Hope Memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization).
The Hope Memorial requires an aggregate annual donation of $2,500; can be renewed annually, beginning in year two, for $1500 and can be upgraded.
Upon receipt of your contribution, you will receive an email with simple instructions and a form to complete. As soon as you forward to us, your remembrance will be appropriately posted.
Donations are tax deductible and are a means of assuring the continued work so that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s.

 

GUARDIAN MEMORIAL

With the Guardian Memorial, the death announcement remains on the website for one year and includes:
1. Name
2. City & State
3. Date of Birth
4. Date of Death
5. Date Diagnosed
6. Name(s) of Surviving Family Member(s)
7. A Picture of the Decedent
8. An Obituary
9. A guest book – A place for family and friends to make donations and leave sentiments
10. Personalized tribute envelopes for distribution
11. Two hundred (10 sheets) U S Postage Stamps with either your loved one’s favorite picture* or Parkinson’s Resource Organization logo stamps (value $170)
12. Up to 15 silver ribbon pins for family and friends. The silver ribbon pin is an accessory that reminds us to help people with Parkinson’s or all neurological disorders (Value $75.)
13. A memorial keepsake consisting of a hard covered booklet that reflects the names, addresses ad sentiments submitted by friends and relatives.
14. Assistance in creating and the printing of 50 mailable announcements of the decedent’s death, including the date of services (if any) and other information appropriate for such announcement.
15. If this is a family named memorial, memorials for additional family members will be added at reduced rates to be determined between Parkinson’s Resource Organization and the family.
*Family to submit digital picture, cropped and formatted as they wish to see it on the stamp.

When choosing the Guardian Memorial, the verbiage in the obituary should read something like this: “To carry on the legacy of (honoree/decedent), in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the name of the decedent memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization. (Example: The Jane Smith Guardian Memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization).
The Guardian Memorial requires an aggregate annual donation of $5,000, can be renewed annually, beginning in year two, for $3,500 and can be upgraded.
Upon receipt of your contribution, you will receive an email with simple instructions and a form to complete. As soon as you forward to us, your remembrance will be appropriately posted.
Donations are tax deductible and are a means of assuring the continued work so that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s.

 

ANGEL MEMORIAL

With the Angel Memorial, with a pledge to maintain annual renewals, the family receives an announcement that remains on the website for one year and includes:
1. Name
2. City & State
3. Date of Birth
4. Date of Death
5. Date Diagnosed
6. Name(s) of Surviving Family Member(s)
7. A Picture of the Decedent
8. An Obituary
9. A guest book – A place for family and friends to make donations and leave sentiments
10. Personalized tribute envelopes for distribution
11. Five hundred (25 sheets) U S Postage Stamps with either your loved one’s favorite picture* or Parkinson’s Resource Organization logo stamps (value $400)
12. A floral arrangement to be sent to the widow(er) at the first two anniversaries.
13. A memorial keepsake consisting of a hard covered booklet that reflects the names, addresses ad sentiments submitted by friends and relatives.
14. Assistance in creating and the printing of 100 mailable announcements of the decedent’s death, including the date of services (if any) and other information appropriate for such announcement and the postage and mailing of same*
15. Up to 25 silver ribbon pins for family and friends. The silver ribbon pin is an accessory that reminds us to help people with Parkinson’s or all neurological disorders (Value $125.)
16. An opportunity to create an event to carry on the legacy, i.e., golf tournament, 5K Run, or other annual event in the name of the decedent/family. Event jointly organized and produced by Parkinson’s Resource Organization and family.
17. If this is a family named memorial, memorials for additional family members will be added at reduced rates to be determined between Parkinson’s Resource Organization and the family.
*Family to provide the mailing list in a format accepted by Parkinson’s Resource Organization’s software to include titles/salutations, names, street addresses, City, State, Country and Zip code.
*Family to submit digital picture, cropped and formatted as they wish to see on the stamp.

When choosing the Angel Memorial, the verbiage in the obituary should read something like this: “To carry on the legacy of (honoree/decedent), in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the name of the decedent memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization. . (Example: The Jack Smith Angel Memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization).
The Angel Memorial requires an aggregate annual donation of $10,000, can be renewed annually, beginning in year two, for $5,000 and can be upgraded.
Upon receipt of your contribution, you will receive an email with simple instructions and a form to complete. As soon as you forward to us, your remembrance will be appropriately posted.
Donations are tax deductible and are a means of assuring the continued work so that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s.

 

PRESIDENT MEMORIALS

With the President’s Memorial the death announcement remains on the website for up to two years.The President’s Memorial includes:
1. Name
2. City & State
3. Date of Birth
4. Date of Death
5. Date Diagnosed
6. Name(s) of Surviving Family Member(s)
7. A Picture of the Decedent
8. An Obituary
9. A guest book – A place for family and friends to make donations and leave sentiments
10. Personalized tribute envelopes for distribution
11. One thousand (50 sheets) U S Postage Stamps with either your loved one’s favorite picture* or Parkinson’s Resource Organization logo stamps (value $800)
12. A floral arrangement to be sent to the widow(er) at the first two anniversaries.
13. A video of the decedent’s life if prepared by the family and posted on the Memorial.
14. A memorial keepsake consisting of a hard covered booklet that reflects the names, addresses ad sentiments submitted by friends and relatives.
15. Assistance in creating and the printing up to 500 mailable announcements of the decedent’s death, including the date of services (if any) and other information appropriate for such announcement and the postage and mailing of same*
16. Up to 100 silver ribbon pins for family and friends. The silver ribbon pin is an accessory that reminds us to help people with Parkinson’s or all neurological disorders. (Value: $500)
17. An opportunity to create an event to carry on the legacy, i.e., golf tournament, 5K Run, or other annual event in the name of the decedent/family. Event jointly organized and produced by Parkinson’s Resource Organization and family.
18. This can become a family named memorial, and if it does, memorials for additional family members will be added at reduced rates to be determined between Parkinson’s Resource Organization and the family.
19. Recognition by a Government Official that the President’s Memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization honoring the departed was established.
20. Fulfillment of a special request mutually agreed upon between the honoree’s representative and Parkinson’s Resource Organization.
*Family to provide the mailing list in a format accepted by Parkinson’s Resource Organization’s software to include titles/salutations, names, street addresses, City, State, Country and Zip code.
*Family to submit digital picture, cropped and formatted as they wish to see on the stamp.

When choosing the President’s Memorial, the verbiage in the obituary should read something like this: “To carry on the legacy of (honoree/decedent), in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the name of the decedent memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization. (Example: The George Smith President’s Memorial at Parkinson’s Resource Organization).
The President’s Memorial requires an aggregate annual donation of $20,000, can be renewed annually, beginning in year two, for $10,000.
Upon receipt of your contribution, you will receive an email with simple instructions and a form to complete. As soon as you forward to us, your remembrance will be appropriately posted.
Donations are tax deductible and are a means of assuring the continued work so that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s.

 

 

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Updated: August 16, 2017