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THE MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY COALITION INC

Martha Bogucki's Fundraising Page

Donations as of July 24, 2014:

$50.00 Raised Offline
$2,660.00 Raised Online
$2,710.00 Total Raised

Martha Bogucki's Fundraising Page

John B. Middleton, Jr., 77, of Southbury, CT, died June 16, 2013 of complications from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), also known as Shy-Drager Syndrome, a neurological disease. I started  this page in his honor to raise money for the MSA Coalition. To learn more about this organization or to send them a check directly in memory of dad go to www.shy-drager.org

He was born November 15, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the son of Helen Morris and John B. Middleton. He graduated from Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ, and received a BA from Middlebury College and an MA from the University of Missouri Journalism School.

John reported for the Providence Journal and edited for the Washington Post before becoming a writer for Medical Economics magazine in Oradell, NJ. In 1977, he and his wife, Ginny, moved to Southbury, CT when they purchased the Heritage Villager newspaper, which they published until they retired in 2000.

He played the bagpipes with the Litchfield Hills Pipe Band and the Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums of Danbury, CT. He sang in the Ridgewood (NJ) Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company and enjoyed sailing his 16-foot sailboat in Rhode Island and on the Chesapeake Bay. He was a member of the Heritage Village hiking club and served on the Heritage Village Ambulance for 19 years.

John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Virginia, a daughter, Martha Bogucki, and her husband, Peter, and their children, Kevin and Colleen, and a daughter, Amy Knieriem, and her husband, Donald, and their sons, John and Scott. He also leaves a niece, Kirsten Lamborn Schoenke, and her husband, Robert, and their daughter, Mary. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Middleton.

The family is grateful to the kind and thoughtful Watermark staff for caring for John during his illness. Memorial contributions in John’s honor may be made to the MSA Coalition at 8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Suite 105-434, Raleigh, NC 27617 or at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/marthabogucki/marthaboguckisfundraisingpage.
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
John Middleton I have the highest respect for John and the courage he faced his illness, with humor. I am glad to support research to prevent this disease.
$100.00
Kathy and Tom Gerber Martha, in memory of your dad who was always so personable at your home, and at your Christmas parties.
$50.00
Harriette Dorf & Ilene Dorf Manahan With our fondest memories of John and heartfelt thoughts to each of you.
$50.00
Colette & Jim Hipolit
$150.00
Knieriem clan In memory of your Dad with love from John Knieriem, Sue & Jim Kretz, John & Joan Stoughton, Darcy & Mark Friebel, Kim & Derrick Pero
$125.00
Home Office Family
$50.00
Trish & Vince Bogucki In memory of wonderful John Middleton
$100.00
Liz Morris
$100.00
Kate and Tom Fearon
$50.00
The Kopacks In memory of John. I always smile when I think of him.
$50.00
Milford Yacht Club With deepest sympathy, Your friends at THE MILFORD YACHT CLUB
$50.00
Marjorie & Andy Cooke and family Much love to Dean, Martha and Amy. We will miss John so much - and we will cherish our memories of him and time spent with you all!
$100.00
Bob & Judy Spangler We will always have wonderful memories is our time with John.
$100.00
Barbara & Tony Casale
$100.00
Home Office Family
$275.00
Janet Larson In memory of John B. Middleton. A kind and thoughtful person to his daughter's friends.
$100.00
Liz, Mark, Emily and Hannah Bowen In loving memory of Cousin John.
$50.00
Kathy and Bob Lynch
$100.00
Candy & Gary Ridgway
$100.00
Carol Knieriem in memory of your dear father
$50.00
Kenda Seidel In memory of your dad
$25.00
Carol Silverman
$35.00
Nickols Family (Connie,Tray,Kyle & Kate) Your dad was always doing for others. A wonderful honor & tribute. Love you Martha and we are praying for you & your family.
$100.00
Andrew and Whitney
$100.00
Pam and Jim Kopack
$50.00
Mary & Kevin McGonigle Thinking of your father!
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Mary Bogucki
$100.00
Ray and Gene Bogucki
$100.00
Bruce and Kenda Seidel
$25.00
VRB
$100.00
Amy Middleton Knieriem Marty -- Thanks so much for doing this. It is a great way to show Dad how much he is supported!
$100.00
Diane Wershing Sheibley
$25.00
Martha Bogucki
$50.00*

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$50
Raised Online
$2,660
Total Raised
$2,710
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