Judy Hotchkiss Shumaker reported that sad news that Sandy (Ackler) Wiskiersk had passed away on January 9, 2004.
Sandy Wiskierski passed away today at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Sandy and I have kept in close touch with each other (had a few lunches together, etc.) since our last class reunion.
I don't know how many of you will remember her husband, Joe (a good guy with a great sense of humor). Sandy had found out in early November that she had ovarian cancer and started with a chemo treatment to be later followed up by surgery. Joe e-mailed me the Thursday after Christmas and said Sandy had been rushed to the hospital Sunday night, 12/28 and they found she had a ruptured colon.
They did the surgery and removed part of the colon and her ovaries. Because she has always been a smoker, her lungs were bad and they had not been able to get her off the breathalyzer or out of a semi-coma state since the surgery. Joe has been keeping me updated on her condition about every 3-4 days which actually had not changed much.
Wednesday (1/7/04) he said she had improved every so slightly and they were going to try to cut back breathalyzer and medications. Tonight (1/9/04) when I just opened the e-mail I received word from him that she passed away this morning - took a turn for the worst last night.
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