Have you checked out PRO's Memorial Wall?


Many cultures around the world celebrate and memorialize their dead in the month of October. In the U.S., the Halloween season is more commonly associated with costumes and candy, but we at PRO believe it’s always a good time to uplift the memories of our beloved family and friends who have passed. On that note, have you ever checked our PRO’s Memorial Wall? You may find it interesting, if you have Parkinson’s, how not alone you are or have been when you check out PRO’s Memorial Wall.

For instance, in the past month, these are some of the stories/obituaries we added: Ian Wilmut, the British embryologist who led the team that created the first mammal cloned from an adult cell, popularly known as Dolly the Sheep; Ronnie Morton, the technology coordinator for the Elizabethton City Schools in Tennessee; George Frederic Lefont, the owner of movie theaters featuring classic films and independent cinema, whose first movie theater, The Silver Screen, showed the kind of classic film double features he had enjoyed during his childhood in San Francisco and quickly became an iconic part of the Atlanta cultural landscape; Peter C. Newman, who served as editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star and Maclean’s, covering Canadian politics and business; Retired Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul J. Gallagher, who worked in public service for more than 40 years; Gary Malcom Wright, an American musician and composer best known for his 1976 hit songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive"; Eleanor Weinstock, a former Palm Beach resident who served 14 years as a representative and then a senator in the Florida legislature; Ken Orchard, a radio giant in California's Victor Valley; Prince Bola Agbana, also known and fondly called Prince B, and was a beloved figure in the music industry, whose timeless melodies touched the hearts of millions around the world; Mohammed Habib, the football maestro of the 1970s, who left an indelible mark by scoring against Pele's New York Cosmos; Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame football player Gary Barnes; Bill Russell, a longtime resident of Calais and chief of Vermont’s Legislative Counsel; Jim Dorskind, whose proudest professional achievement was his work in the administration of President Bill Clinton, first as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Correspondence and then as General Counsel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and finally as General Counsel at the Department of Commerce; Lim Ruey Yan, actress Apple Hong’s father; David LaFlamme, whose electric violin helped introduce a new sound to San Francisco’s music scene in the 1960s and shaped one of the hits that captured the era’s spirit, “White Bird;” Dr. David Flannery, a father of five, who helped found Munster Technological University's (MTU) flagship engineering program and math department, which he headed for some time; John Pizarro, a 15-time Australian kart champion, awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019, following his induction into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame a couple of years earlier for his services to the sport…

... And the list goes on. 

When we unveiled the Memorial Wall in May 2022, we had 497 stories/obituaries. Today the Memorial Wall holds more than 700. That’s nearly one per day, and we know that we haven’t scratched the surface. Proudly, we carry on their legacies through our work. We are so honored and so proud.

You can view our Memorial Wall online at ParkinsonsResource.org/MemorialWall. 

Do you know someone that should be remembered forever on our Memorial Wall? Write to us at info@parkinsonsresource.org.


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Updated: August 16, 2017