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Always In Our Hearts

In Tribute To John Abell

Richley survived kidney failure and 2 years on dialysis. In May 2004 he received a kidney from one of his sisters. One year later, in May of 2005, he was recovering well from the transplant when it was discovered that he had mesothelioma. At first, we were very pleased with the results of his original rounds of cisplatin and Alimta, especially because of the added risks involved for a transplant recipient. He also took Tarceva with bad results. In December 2006, it became apparent that the treatments were doing more harm than good and he decided not to continue treatments. He died on March 19, 2007, peacefully at home with his wife of 51 years and several of his children at his side. Richley was "Pop Pop" to ten grandchildren. He worked at B. Frank Joy Construction Co. for over 20 years. He was an usher at St. James Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society for over 45 years. He was an avid reader, and his hobby was woodworking, making furniture and other cherished pieces for family members, and toys for his grandchildren. Rich was a loving husband and father. He leaves many relatives and friends who mourn his loss.

Gifts Have Been
Made By:

Honor Roll
  • Angela and Robert Jarboe
  • Anna Mae and Angelo Zangla
  • From Bernadette Abell
  • Dylan and Tyler Addis
  • Emmett Croson
  • Joseph Bateman
  • Judith Crowninshield
  • Kathy and Rick Croson
  • Lisa Mackie
  • Mary Rainey
  • Mary Ann and Donald Roberts
  • Meg and Danny Hurson
  • Sherry Crosin and Kim, Fred, Amanda & Noah
  • Susan and Ronald Krall
  • From The O'Donnells, Brogans and Bucks Families
  • Victoria and Cecil Satterfield
  • Wendy Bingham

Click here to donate to The Mesothelioma Foundation on behalf of John Abell