Saturday, May 07, 2011

Liver Donor's Death Followed by His Recipient's

Last year, two living liver donors died: the Arnold case in Colorado and another at Lahey Clinic in Boston. Less than one year later, the recipient has died as well. This is the obituary that ran in the Boston newspapers:


Timothy Paul Wilson, age 58, of Pelham, NH, passed away on the morning of May 2, 2011. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on November 20, 1952.

Tim was a loving husband, papa, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin. He grew up in Odessa, FL and also spent many great times with his parents, Charlie Bob and Donna, in the mountains and rivers of Tate City, GA.

Tim is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Stephanie Stamp, son-in-law Jay, and granddaughters Cameryn and Mallory. He is also survived by his brothers, Charlie and Bobby Wilson, and sister Kathy Holzinger, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, numerous neices, nephews, aunts, uncles, including Uncle Don Wilson, and many dear cousins.

Tim was predeceased by his loving brother-in-law, who died on the operating table while donating part of his liver to extend Tim's life.

Tim enjoyed a long and successful career at Raytheon and he took great pride in his work. Tim was an excellent water skier and enjoyed playing on local softball teams for many years.

He will be missed each and every day by his wife, Susan, his family, friends and colleagues. He was a gentle and kind man, loved by all who knew him.

A memorial for Tim will be held at a later date; those wishing to make a donation in Tim's name may do so to the Pelham NH Food Pantry, 12 Main Street, Pelham NH 03076.