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Lisa, Dude, and the Girls

I know many of us cannot make it to Lisa’s funeral on Saturday. I’ve been reading loads of comments and emails from people who wish they could go. I thought a virtual memorial service might be the way to go for many of us.

I hope you’ll join us this Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM Eastern, 1:00  PM Pacific, for a special show dedicated to sharing stories about Lisa. It’s a talk show at, where you can come, join in the chatroom action, call in to the show and talk about Lisa, and listen to many of Lisa’s friends do the same.

We’ll also raise more donations for Lisa’s family during the show.

If you’re not familiar with Talkshoe, go register now. It’s a fast sign-up that’ll make things much easier for you to join the show Saturday afternoon.

I’ve scheduled for two hours, though we’ll run as long as we need to.

Showtime: 4:00 PM Eastern, Saturday, March 7

Link for the show

Call in number: 724-444-7444

Please spread the word. I hope to see you there.

EDIT: Thanks to @cheekysweetie for pointing me in this direction…you can now have meals delivered to Lisa’s family through Make & Take Gourmet, which is in their local area.

Call 610-376-2006, ask for Kimberly. Tell them you’d like to have a meal delivered to Lisa Kelly’s house. Meals with 1 entree and 2 sides start at $25. They have Lisa’s address, you just have to mention what day you’d like the meal delivered. I scheduled a delivery for Friday and I know John and the girls can use all the home-cooked meals they can get.



by Secondhand Karl on March 3, 2009

in Cancer Sucks

Thanks to Jessica for pointing this out to me, just before I received John’s email. Lisa’s obituary is online in one of the local newspaper sites.

EDIT: From John (Dude) via email:

Karl, I am sending the link to Lisa’s obituary that appeared in today’s paper. I’d also like to send out a special thank you to everyone that has donated and for all of the kind words that I’ve been reading, not only on Clusterfook, but on blogs all across the country. It brings a smile to our faces when we see how many lives that Lisa has touched and the huge impact she has made on other cancer patients as well.

Here is the obituary. There’s also a guestbook you can sign at the above obituary site.

Lisa A. (Gift) Kelly

Lisa A. (Gift) Kelly, 42, passed away of natural causes Feb. 27, 2009, in her residence.

She was the wife of John.

Born in Meadowbrook, she was a daughter of Harrison William Gift III, Fort Washington, and Dolores (Dorsey) Krasnoff, Exeter Township.

She was a wife and mother.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Douglassville.

She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society. She was a graduate of DeVry University, Fort Washington.,

Surviving in addition to her father and mother are two daughters, Cameron and Christine, both at home.

Other survivors include her paternal grandmother, Florence (Thomas) Gift, Lower Gwynedd; her stepmother, Dolores M. (Wilson) Gift, Fort Washington; and her stepfather, Arthur S. Krasnoff, Exeter Township.

There is also her sister, Danielle M. Gift, Blacksburg, Va.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. in Immaculate Conception RC Church, 905 Chestnut St., Douglassville. There will be no viewing. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Berks Unit, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605. Dengler Funeral Home Inc., 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, is in charge of arrangements.