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Pilgrim Milt McGinnis had a major operation Tuesday. The surgeon has advised the family at the hospital that the operation was a major success – all went as was planned earlier. Brother Milt spent over 9 hours in surgery and recovery today and was transferred to ICU for special care. He may be there until Thursday, when he should be in his own room for a number of days. The family wants to extend their Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes to date for Brother Milt. They ask that we all keep saying prayers for his good health and a speedy recovery now. He has a long road to go for a full recovery – we all look forward to seeing him at future meetings.
Pilgrim Bob Bakman was admitted to a Heart Hospital in Bakersfield and underwent a 5-way heart bypass on April 25th. He was discharged from the hospital on Monday, May 1st and now is on homecare in Tehachapi. He will be at home resting and in recovery for about 12 weeks. He asked that there be no phone calls for now – e-mails would be great, but do not expect any replies in return for now.
Pilgrim Ralph McClure: He suffered a heart attack on 4/15 and had surgery and will be recovering in the hospital and then home. Send a card to him at: 3356 Ardenridge Drive Sacramento, CA 95864-3865.
Pilgrim Gary Packard: He is now in the hospital being treated for cancer issues. He was the Admin at the Santa Rosa lodge who had a major hand in re-building this new lodge facility there. He has since moved to Arizona. Send a card to him at: PO Box 1665Â Â Arizona City, AZ 85123.
This committee rep is the primary contact for you to report any pilgrim illness and more importantly, the passing of a pilgrim. We will then coordinate with the family and local lodge reps to handle any requested memorial services or other needs. Thanks in advance for your valued support in the future.