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Mark's last topic was "Hey Cabo, you win" written on Feb 22, with his last response to that post on Feb 23rd. He was going to stop CABO, even though it was working as he was so miserable. Remember?

Well a few moments ago, his wife just wrote to me to announce that he passed away.  

She wanted me to tell FoxHD and the rest of you, so I am. I will try to call her too. She also wanted to contact the guywho was a kindergarten teacher, do you know who that is?

Here is her email:

" It is with heavy heart that I am writing to you today. My husband Mark passed away on March 17, 2017 at home with me by his side. I need to get a (hold of) Fox etc. who supported him over the past four years. My children and I are so happy that he is not suffering anymore, but want to let people like you know how much your support meant to him. Please get a hold of them since I don't know hot wo. Take care of yourself. Patricia Roush

Here is Mark's obituary.

 

https://mg.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=sbc&.rand=62k7c57en6585&.lts=1490359224#mail

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Cry Thoughts and prayer to his family and loved ones...

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and condolences to his family. He was supportive and kind and sensitive on this site. God bless you Patricia and family. Cry

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Haven't been around long, but I remember that post. Hard to lose one.

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Mark's wife sent me a message, too, about his passing.  Mark and I had been in communication over the past couple months about a request I had asked of him.  If you had a chance to read his bio and some of his threads you quickly came to understand that on one side Mark was a fighter and had a tenacious attitude towards this cancer.  On the other side you could see the compassion and care that he had for his lovely wife, Patricia, his family and the members here.  That tenacious but compassionate attitude was the foundation of his posts. 

God speed, Mark.

Stub

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Stub, are you the kindergarten teacher she wanted to reach?

Jan

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I'm an elementary principal, but Patrice could have mistaken the two roles.  Like I said in my last post, Mark and I had been in contact  over the past couple months.  If I am the person she was looking for, I'm glad she found me and wrote.  Doesn't that just speak volumes about Mark and his wife?  In his final days on this earth, he must have asked her  to get hold of us and pass on a message.  Thanks for your help too, Jan.  It is much appreciated.

Stub 

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I went back and read a few of Mark's comments to me. Sad to hear he lost his battle. He fought well and tried his best.

 

Icemantoo

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It's always hard to hear the news of a buddy's passing.  Once we get to the point of joking around, telling our innermost thoughts, etc., we want all of us to feelinvincible.  It's tough to admit we aren't.

My thoughts are with the family.  Hugs to you.

donna_lee

 

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That is sad news. He seemed like a very nice guy.

Steve.

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Prayers to his family.

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I can't stand it anymore. I feel like I just fell off the roof. Be at peace my friend. FLY.

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Jan: very sad news; he truly fought this wretched disease and had stopped Cabo for quality of life. It was not very long but it is my hope that it was a special time.

if you connect with his wife again, please let her know that we are all the richer for having known him.

Sarah

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Heartbreaking! My deepest sympathy to Mark's family.

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I am very sad to hear about this. Mark was a warm and compassionate man who put others' needs and fears ahead of his own. He remained optimistic throughout all his struggles. I admired him and valued his input.

Please pass on our condolences to his wonderful family, Jan. Rest in peace, Mark.  4

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So sorry to hear this. prayers for his family and friends. 

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Very very sad... Dear Mark, rest in peace... Condolences to his family... 

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Marks obit is under his name , Mark Rouska,Oregon obituaries.

For some reason the link doesn't work for me.

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for the obituary information for Mark; he and I exchanged some emails on Smart Patients. He was treated at the big Portland hospital and lived less than an hour from our son. We had discussed meeting there on our next visit which was in early March. 

We all got the flu from our 2-year-old germinator/grandson so I never reached out.

He seems to have reached out to many of us here which really tightens this community; as a caregiver, my heart goes out to his wife and family. His obit describes the guy he came across on this site. 

He shall be missed 

Sarah

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Sorry, that obviously did not work. I was copying/pasting her copy sent to me via an email. Here is the link that goes to his public obit. You may have to type all the words in if it doesn't click on.

http://oregon.obituaries.funeral.com/2017/03/22/mark-rouska-2/

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Seems our program here doesn't allow me to send a link.

So in your search engine,  type in Mark Rouska, Eastern Oregonian obituaries or type in ALL the words I posted and you'll get to his obituary. It is quite interesting. What a guy! RiP dear Mark.

Jan

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Thanks Medic, that worked~

I encourage folks here to write comments on this obit so the family can read YOUR experience and words for Mark and his family.

Hugs, Jan

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I would like to read his story but the search feature is not good. Someone have a link? 

Also, is there a list of commonly used acronyms so that I don't have to ask? Mr Google tells me that CABO = Chemical Agents and Agents of Biological Origin. Is that correct?

****EDIT*** Just saw MEDIC's post with the the link......THANKS!

 

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My condolences to Mark's family and friends.

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Mark Rouska, Oregon obituaries

it led to his home newspaper. It has his picture there.

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Thanks Foxhd. He loops do young..sigh. I encourage members here to write a comment so his family can here from ys. Thanks,  Jan

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Arrgh auto whatever. Should say,  he looks so young!

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I am so sorry for Mark's family.  May he rest in peace.

 

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It is very sad to hear someone here leaving but at the same time Mark no longer suffers from his pain... Condolences to Mark's family.

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condolences to his family.  I always read his posts and found he was truly a very giving person even thou he was going thru very hard times himself.  I admired him for his generosity and courage.

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We lived about five miles apart.  Requiescat in pace, Mark.  And my condolences to the family.

Penitent

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... In Hermiston? 

I lived in the area briefly, in the early '90s. Great people in Eastern Oregon (and where I was introduced to cow-flop bingo and the kind of direction-giving that starts out, "You know where the junior high is? Don't go there, but..."). A lot less people in Irrigon then, but I definitely left a chunk of my heart behind there. 

Looks as though he was quite the asset wherever he lived. I'm sure he'll be missed greatly in Oregon. I know I'll miss Mark online.

I won't be in Irrigon on April 8, but I'll be wearing a Hawaiian shirt (per request in the obit for those attending his service) and thinking of him, his family, his friends, and all those whose lives he's touched. 

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Prayers to his family

firedude21
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My condolences to the family. Mark was a special person who touched so many of us. He will be missed.

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Trying to play catch-up here and came across this thread.  Really stings.  What a brave champion he was.  So inspirational.  I will miss his posts here.

My condolences to his family and I will keep them in my prayers. 

Donna~

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Prayers lifted. 

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REP Mark

I'm very sorry that we lost him, He was a brave champion

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I'm just feeling really, really sad to come here and find out we've lost our members Mark and Stomper. This disease is an evil thing. I wish their families and friends (including those here) peace. They will be missed.

Todd

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