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Rick has passed

LivinginNH's picture
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I'm simply heartbroken...my wonderful man passed early this morning. I held his hand as he slipped away from me, but we were able to express our deep love for each other right to the end. He had a difficult time passing since he just didn't want to go. After all, he was only 45 yrs. old with two young children. He was the most kind, honest, loving, intelligent man I've ever known. He was an MIT Research Scientist who loved his work as a sonar and radar expert. He also loved sports, especially volleyball. He coached the women's volleyball team at Rutgers Univ. while working on his graduate degree. He was a very special man, an incredible partner, father, brother and friend. This void in my soul will never heal, but I'm thankful that he was part of my life and enjoyed so many special times together.

Rest in peace my dear love, till I see you again.


Maxiecat's picture
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Cynthia, i am so sorry. I am in tears right now...Iprayed this morning for Rick. I am so sorry for what you are having to go through right now. Your love story is so inspiring...Rick was loved dearly. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. I can't imagine having to leave my children while they are still young...I just turned 46 a couple of weeks ago. I know his children will miss him dearly... But knowing what a good person Rick was will hopefully help heal the heartache. please hold on to your memories of your time together...God has another angel up in heaven.


Lovekitties's picture
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There are no words to say which can ease the pain and loss you are feeling.

Just know that we loved Rick as a brother, through your words.

As we love you as a sister. Please stay in touch with us as you can.

Prayers that you will find an inner strength to sustain you in the days to come, and that your heart will be lightened a bit each day as you remember his love for you and the time you had together.

Hugs and love,

Marie who loves kitties

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Joined: Sep 2012

I'm so very sorry. Sounds like he was a wonderful man who touched many lives. My thoughts are with you and your family.


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tina dasilva
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Cyn, i'm so very sorry to hear about Ricks passing my thoughts are with you and your family Tina

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To say I am sorry is not enough my heart aches for you Rick and your entire family

wolfen's picture
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Please accept my condolences for your loss. My heart is sad for you and the children. May each of you remember what a fine man he was and find comfort in your fond memories.



Cathleen Mary
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I am so sorry to hear of Rick's death. My heart aches for you and for his children. You have been an incredible caregiver; at his side every hour, every day. I pray that peace will come and strength for the days ahead.

Cathleen Mary

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Dear Cynthia,

I am so sorry for your loss, but so glad you had the privilege of sharing your lives together.

Sending you wishes of comfort and peace.

May his memory be a blessing.


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English doesn't allows me to express all my feelings right now, just know he's going to be always in my mind , Im praying for you both love you always , god bless you and take care of you!
Rest in peace dear friend Rick!

JayhawkDan's picture
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Joined: Apr 2012

for your loss. I'm in tears right now and feel so badly for you and the kids. Rick is pain free now, free of this disease. May God bless you and help you through this very difficult time. Dan

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I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Diane & Roby

Varmint5's picture
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I am so, so sorry. I understand when you say he didn't want to go - it was the same for my husband 12 years ago. It's time now to take care of yourself and your kids - just remember to breathe and take it an hour at a time, sometimes a minute at a time. You were such a wonderful, supportive wife to Rick during this time. Wishing you comfort. When you feel up to it the support forum www.widownet.org might help. It helped me so much. Thinking of you and so sad to hear this news.


maglets's picture
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Dearest Cynthia....it breaks my heart to read of Rick's passing....your love for this wonderful man shines through your post....
I send you deepest sympathy and love....


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"Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"
I'm so sorry for your loss.

k44454445's picture
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i am so sorry. yes Rick was a wonderful person. i am crying for both of you as my heart aches. know that both of you are in my prayers.

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Dear Cynthia, I am saddened to hear of your beloved husband's passing ... may you and your children find peace, comfort and solace in your treasured memories.

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I'm so deeply sorry to learn of Rick's passing. May the Lord offer you comfort and strength in this time of your greatest need.


Semira's picture
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there are no words... I simply hold ypo

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my sincere condolences for you and the children and family, my prayers for you all.

Rick is resting peacefully now and the love you shared is a tribute to each of you. i will remember rick.

if the kind thoughts and prayers sent to your family which are happening around this beautiful planet give you some peace and joy. then the prays will serve a noble purpose for through all the tears maybe a little smile and an awareness gratitude and appreciation for what you have had will warm your heart at this moment.

i pray especially that you have a chance to live peacefully and have some rest now yourself from whats been the biggest test of a marriage.

love and hugs,

ron50's picture
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I accept it but I really can't understand it,Hugs Ron.

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I have followed your story closely for a long time and feel so saddened that Rick is no longer with you. The support and care you have shown him through out this difficult journey has been incredible and a true expression of how valuable he has been to you in your life. As another young fighter of this disease I understand too much of what you have both gone through.

I am pleased you could both continue to express your love till he passed and hope you understand that does not stop now, or ever.

His loss is felt here in this community and around the world.


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Just sad :( May Rick rest in peace.

Goldie1's picture
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Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear husband Rick.

Ellen & Pat

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I am so very sorry my friend. I know how hard it is to watch that last breath, it is truly heartbreaking as you sit there is disbelief over what has just happened. E-mail me if you need anything, even if it is just to talk, vent, anything at all.....

Love and Hugs - Tina

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I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings and hope to you from Minnesota.


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He sounds like he was an amazing man. I always love to read about how people really are or were in their lives with the focus off the disease.
My heart goes out to you as you mourn your loss.

Hugs and light to you.

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Joined: Jun 2012

My deepest sympathies to you and your children. While I've never exchanged messages with you it sounds like your late partner, Rick, was a wonderful man, partner, and father. My thoughts are with you and your children as you go through this difficult period. Know that he is resting in peace without pain or discomfort as he awaits your reunion in the future. Also, know that he will take great comfort watching his children grow and thrive under the guidance of his wonderful partner.

Richard Ramos

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for you and your family in these hard times ahead.just remember we are family here too and if you need us we will be there for you....Godbless....johnnybegood

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What a heartbreaking end to the journey. Sending many hugs to you and your family~Ann Alexandria

Brenda Bricco
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Cynthia, I am so sorry for you loss and I pray that you are comforted in knowing that amazing man chose to love and spend his life with you.
GOD bless you.

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I am so truly sorry for your loss. It is so beautiful how you described his last moments with you. I understand both Ricks fight being a survivor myself and your emptiness and overwhelming sadness being widowed myself. I didnt believe it at the time but your loss will get easier over time.

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It is so sad to hear about Ricks passing. Why did it have to be him we will never know. The only blessing to his passing is he is now without pain and suffering. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to you and family. Jeff

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It is so sad to hear about Ricks passing. Why did it have to be him we will never know. The only blessing to his passing is he is now without pain and suffering. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to you and family. Jeff

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I'm so sorry to hear this. Even though you've expected it, it still isn't any easier. You were a wonderful caregiver and you loved each other to the very end. My heart and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


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So very sorry to read your heartbreaking post. You have my sympathy and many prayers. Kim

YoVita's picture
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You were a wonderful caregiver. May Rick rest in peace and may you have the strength to continue with some wonderful memories. I'm so sorry.

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My sincere condolences my friend. I am so sorry Rick has passed on. He sounds like an amazing man and your love was very special. Thank you for sharing with us and please know we are here for you. I will continue to pray for you.


fatbob2010's picture
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I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I have followed this journey for some time. Although there is great loss and sorrow. In my belief system, Rick is surely in a better place where there is no pain or sadness. Peace and comfort, that can only come from God, be showered on you and the family.

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My profound sympathies for you with the passing of Rick.
You and your children are in my heart and mind. Peace be with you.
Winter Marie

KathiM's picture
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can you feel them? Soft, warm, and comforting...

Hugs, Kathi

Aud's picture
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I am so sorry, my heart aches for your loss. The love you and Rick have shared is really special and I believe that love lives on. I am sending hugs and my condolences to you and your children. Holding you in the Light for comfort and healing. Hold onto all the dear memories that you and he shared together and my hope is that, someday, they too will comfort you.
In the Light,

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For your loss. Know that you are not alone in your grief and that all of us are with you and the babies during this very difficult time. Hold your love and memories close to your heart. Wishing you peace and comfort and sending prayers and a hug your way.


mukamom's picture
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read this news. Prayers for comfort and healing during this time of sorrow.

My heart aches for you


thingy45's picture
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Dear Cynthia and family, so sorry to hear about Ricks passing, my heart aches for you.
I wrap my arms around you and hold you for awhile. Remember all the good times you had together.
The difficult time for you is now to go the road alone and you have to be strong for the kids.
Please come back to the board and let us know how you are doing, we will all be here for you always.
Many hugs, Marjan

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You were class act Rick..Rest In Peace..

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My sincere condolences. May he rest in Peace.

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I'm sorry for your family's loss. You all will always remember Rick. Draw strength from how special he was and take care.

dmj101's picture
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I am so sorry,
I must admit I read this post yesterday and truly didn't and still don't know what to say to you Cynthia, except that I am sorry. I know Rick meant so much to you.. your love was obvious to us all. I know this time will be hard for you.. but my hope for you is love continues on.. Just becauase someone leaves our world doesn't mean that their love is lost. I am sure you will find it all around you in ways you never thought of before. I hope you find some peace in this and this holiday season that approaches bring you both Peace and Light.
Love, Donna

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Dear Cynthia,

I am so very sorry to hear about Rick. I am praying for you and the children to find peace and comfort knowing that Rick is no longer suffering. You will be together again, but until then I know he will be watching over you.

Sending you love and hugs,


joemetz's picture
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My prayers go out to you and yours.

Heaven just got a good one, and your tickets to Heaven as Gods caregiver to Rick will never be forgotten by Rick or our Lord.

Be strong for your children, yet take time to morn the loss of Rick together as a family.

hugs and prayers.



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