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The Memorial Wall

Honoring Those Who Have Gone Before Us

The Parkinson’s Resource Organization Memorial Wall is dedicated as a tribute to those who lost their battle with Parkinson’s disease.

This special way of remembering the loved ones in our Parkinson's community arose from the requests of families and friends asking us to design a place for healing of those who were left behind.

The purpose of the Parkinson’s Resource Organization Memorial Wall is a virtual place to 

- hold the memory of someone who lived with Parkinson’s and/or their family members
- memorialize families who were touched by Parkinson’s
- maintain the memory of others who suffered from the same or similar conditions
- allow family and friends to grieve and heal from the loss of someone they now can only remember
- bring greater awareness of the passing of Parkinson's sufferers than can otherwise be accomplished through print publications
- acknowledge and appreciate those who have made a donation and posted sentiments in memory of someone’s loved one
- provide a place for the living to visit so they can gain solace and understanding around the battle of a loved one with Parkinson’s, or a similar disease
- establish a memorial event honoring the legacy of the decedent and family
- serve as a memorial when the family prefers donations in lieu of flowers or tributes at anniversaries or other significant dates.

If you wish to honor your loved one and share your memories in a public fashion or establish a memorial event, such as a golf tournament, tennis tournament, or special award presentation in the name of the family or decedent, please contact us at info@parkinsonsresource.org

 

Donations made to the Memorial Fund go towards funding Parkinson's Resource Organization activities globally.

Recent Memorial Wall Additions

Trinidad "Trini" López III

Trinidad "Trini" López III

May 15, 1937 - August 11, 2020

Parkinson’s Resource Organization lost a friend. The world lost a legend, a philanthropist, an enormous talent of which we will be hard-pressed to find again. He was an honorary Board member of Parkinson's Resource Organization since 2005, he was Jo Rosen’s winning dance partner in Dancing With Our Stars in 2006, he created, donated, and performed the concert at PRO's 20th-Anniversary Gala 10 years ago. He appeared at each of our three Mitch's Pitches PRO events at Mitch's on El Paseo- took pictures with our guests and signed autographs, he came to the Don Cavanaugh day at the Blue Coyote Grill Palm Springs to remember Don Cavanaugh who died of Parkinson's. We are forever touched by his graciousness and generosity of self. To his family, personal and extended, we send our deepest condolences.

Remembering Trinidad "Trini" López III

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.

George Madsen

George Madsen

March 15, 1934 - October 21, 2018

George Madsen(1934 - 2018) Madsen, George George E. Madsen, 84, born March 15, 1934, in Fresno, CA, died October 21, 2018, at home. He leaves behind his wife Sandy, daughter, Vivian Ryan (Don); granddaughter Laura, USAF (Chase Mattingly, USAF) and new great-granddaughter Harper Elizabeth Mattingly; granddaughters Amber, Kendra, and Eileen; daughter Cheryl Knobbe (John) and granddaughters Olivia and Estella; and extra daughter Gini Chubbuck Kenwisher (Gary) and her son Cameron.

George Madsen received a BS and an MS from Cal Tech in Civil Engineering. He was a very dedicated Civil Engineer, Public Health Service, Flood Estimator, Hydrologist for Arctic Health Research in Alaska and designed and built experimental housing; did Sewerage Survey for Northern San Diego County; he was City Engineer and Public Works Director for the City of Costa Mesa; introduced double left-turn pockets in the City of Costa Mesa; worked on street development projects around South Coast Plaza via Segerstrom family; created mound/mountain at TeWinkle Park; was in charge of the engineering research and restoration of the Adobe at Estancia Park.

George was active in engineering societies and very devoted to and active in the Presbyterian Church of The Covenant, especially doing engineering in the building of the church buildings, parking lots, walls, furniture. George was a strong family man, teaching, working with the girls; camping, fishing, canoeing, skiing; their sports, colleges, and especially loved his granddaughters, their schooling and sports, always there for us and others.

Remembering George Madsen

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.

Phillip D. Short

Phillip D. Short

April 7, 1945 - May 18, 2005

Phillip D. Short formerly of Arlington Heights Phillip D. Short, 60, of Bermuda Dunes, Calif. for six years and formerly of Fontana, Wis., passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Palm Desert, Calif. Phillip was born April 7, 1945, in Lawrence, Kan. He was the beloved husband of Karen L. Short (nee Weinstock); loving father of Andrew H. (Adrianna) Short, bari M. (Todd Smith) Short and the late David M. Short; adored grandfather of Morgan Katherine Short; dear brother of Stephanie A. Short of Aurora, Colo.; and cherished son of the late Harry and Harriet Short of Littleton, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4135, are appreciated.

Remembering Phillip D. Short

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.

Sandra Weiner "Elena" Hoffman

Sandra Weiner "Elena" Hoffman

August 30, 1935 - July 10, 2020

On July 10, 2020, Sandra "Elena" Weiner Hoffman said goodbye to her loved ones and to Parkinson's. She is survived by her three loving daughters, Kimberly Hoffman, Debra Hoffman and Diana Hoffman-Richmond, as well as by her adored grandson, Ethan Finn Hoffman-Mithra, and her sons-in-law, Greg Richmond and Eric Bergel. She was born to Dorothy Harris Weiner and Morris Weiner and grew up with her brother Burt in Minneapolis before eventually settling in Los Angeles. She is forever in our hearts.

Published in Los Angeles Times from Jul. 12 to Jul. 20, 2020.

Remembering Sandra Weiner "Elena" Hoffman

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.

Richard H. Goodin

Richard H. Goodin

- January 4, 2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Richard H. Goodin (Manhattan Beach, California), born in Detroit, Michigan, who passed away on January 4, 2019, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Richard H. Goodin to show support.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to PRO (Parkinson Resource Organization), 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260).


Richard's surviving wife, Betty Goodin, was the co-facilitator of Parkinson's Resource Organization's Support Group and Parkinson's Education Meetings in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Remembering Richard H. Goodin

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.

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Physical Address
Parkinson's Resource Organization
74090 El Paseo #104
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Local Phone
(760) 773-5628

Toll-Free Phone
(877) 775-4111

General Information
info@parkinsonsresource.org

 

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Updated: August 16, 2017