In Memory

Pamela Ann Cosmo

Pamela Ann Cosmo

Big Thanks to Paul Neis for alerting us to the obituary for Pam on January 31st!  She passed away October 12th, 2017 - shortly after our 50th Reunion.  WQe hope some in attendance we able to get a copy of Pam's book that she sent to us in September to give out to Classmates!  Condolences & signing Guest Book at www.bairdff.com.  (No other information is available at this time)

Bill Wasserman

Below is a partial comment from Pam's last blog.  She knew she was dying.  I thought classmate would want to read this.

Bill

                                                      The End of (My) Days

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This may be my last post. As many of you are aware, I have had three partial mastectomies over that last year or so to get rid of tumors. But, when I finally relented and allowed them to do radiation treatments, they found that my lungs had twenty tumors in them. The radiologist more or less freaked, and stopped everything and dumped me into palliative care. That means they don't do any more medical treatments and just watch you deteriorate. But, my oncologist scheduled all sorts of scans. Then they found that in addition to the ones in my lungs, I also have one on the tip of my thigh bone and a huge one covering about 60% of my liver. It is about the size of a nerf football. Or at least it was. Now if feels as if it is bigger.
 
It's funny. Over the years we have been trying to prepare for all sorts of situations. But, terminal illness wasn't part of them. When I found out that I was dying, I booked a cruise for myself and my son and went up the inner passage to Alaska. I am so glad that I did. It was really fun. If you would like to go on a cruise, I recommend checking out vacationstogo.com. You can book cruises at half the cost. That's what we got, and our stateroom was outstanding.
 
I want to tell you how important you are to me. Several of us have been together for years. We have truly become friends and a cyber-tribe. The hardest part of this situation is saying good-by to all those I love. My hope is that I can go out with some sort of grace. You know me. I think in movies. So, I have been watching a lot of movies dealing with death. One good one was “Last Taxi to Darwin” or something like that. My new hobby is writing reviews of movies I've watched on Netflix.

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02/01/18 05:50 PM #1    

Linda House (Kekic)

I’m so sorry to hear about Pam. She was a great friend at Bunker.


02/02/18 11:53 AM #2    

Bill Wasserman

Below is a partial comment from Pam's last blog.  She knew she was dying.  I thought classmate would want to read this.

Bill

 

The End of (My) Days
freeacre
 
This may be my last post. As many of you are aware, I have had three partial mastectomies over that last year or so to get rid of tumors. But, when I finally relented and allowed them to do radiation treatments, they found that my lungs had twenty tumors in them. The radiologist more or less freaked, and stopped everything and dumped me into palliative care. That means they don't do any more medical treatments and just watch you deteriorate. But, my oncologist scheduled all sorts of scans. Then they found that in addition to the ones in my lungs, I also have one on the tip of my thigh bone and a huge one covering about 60% of my liver. It is about the size of a nerf football. Or at least it was. Now if feels as if it is bigger.
 
It's funny. Over the years we have been trying to prepare for all sorts of situations. But, terminal illness wasn't part of them. When I found out that I was dying, I booked a cruise for myself and my son and went up the inner passage to Alaska. I am so glad that I did. It was really fun. If you would like to go on a cruise, I recommend checking out vacationstogo.com. You can book cruises at half the cost. That's what we got, and our stateroom was outstanding.
 
I want to tell you how important you are to me. Several of us have been together for years. We have truly become friends and a cyber-tribe. The hardest part of this situation is saying good-by to all those I love. My hope is that I can go out with some sort of grace. You know me. I think in movies. So, I have been watching a lot of movies dealing with death. One good one was “Last Taxi to Darwin” or something like that. My new hobby is writing reviews of movies I've watched on Netflix.

02/04/18 10:44 AM #3    

Chuck Freye

A memorable '67 classmate . Drove a VW with a "I have a dream " bumper sticker . 

 


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