Lorie said she doesn’t need to remain anonymous

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Dave Eitel lived uncommonly well

Lorie Sheffer has been my friend since first grade. Here’s Lorie’s reply to me asking if she’d mind me using her email:

“Jeff, this one was a no-brainer. Dave Eitel was one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known. We weren’t terribly close, just friendly neighbors with kids who knew one another. But he was one of those people who made everyone feel special. I’d run into him at the grocery store, and he would act like seeing me was the highlight of his day. He did that to everyone.

After Gary’s stroke, I was so terrified, and I asked for him. He wasn’t on duty, but as soon as he got my message he came up from the ER and read through Gary’s chart and spoke to me. He didn’t sugar coat how bad it was, but he made me feel more calm just by being there. He was so kind when I saw him in the ICU, when Dad was in a coma.

When I texted Ian that Dave had died, the first thing he said was, “I hope he was at home surrounded by his family.” And he was.”

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.