Eight months ago, Dick discovered that he had cancer...specifically Mantle Cell Lymphoma, which originates in the lymphatic system. This particular form is a very rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There are only 11,000 cases of this in the US.
Dick entered treatment at Walnut Creek Hospital six months ago and recently symptoms showed up which led to the suspension of that treatment and the investigation of other therapies. Saturday he became very ill and he was rushed to the hospital. Doctors discovered he had a massive abdominal infection resulting in sepsis, a life-threatening response which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Sadly he passed very quickly and peacefully with Vicky holding his hand.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized, but will be shared as soon as they are available.
Sympathies may be extended to Vicky by emailing her at RHandVH24 atgmail.com or by mail at:
1631 Rio Blanco Drive
Concord, CA 94521
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CALLERLAB Foundation for the Preservation of Square Dancing at:
Dana Schirmer, Executive Director
200 SW 30th Street, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66611
Phone: (785) 783-3665
Email: info at callerlab.org