|Come to this website to find the latest update on Barry's pancreatic cancer status as well as his wife Kay. They will not be able to respond to emails. Cards can be sent to them at P.O. Box 851, DeKalb, IL 60115|
|It is with deep sadness that the Schrader family informs all of the passing of Barry Schrader. He passed quietly late morning on June 30, 2020. Funeral arrangements, flowers, and contact information TBD at a later date due to the virus. Barry will be missed by many, as a true friend, and an amazing storyteller. If you start to miss him just read one of his tales on this site, and enjoy him all over again.|
|Darrin, Barry's son, has stated that Barry has moved into the health center at Oak Crest and is no longer responding to emails and calls. His his health has declined to the point he needs more constant care.|
The two local Rotary clubs surprised me
over the weekend with this tree planted outside the new addition
to Oak Crest. I was so sorry Kay couldn't be there to see it
but she is still confined and isolated in the nursing wing. Her
sister Carol did come as did 35 Rotarians from the two clubs.
It was a beautiful sunny day.
I just recieved the May 2020 issue of the
Livermore Heritage Guild newsletter with
a story about my love affair with my adopted hometown of Livermore.
I decided to enter Hospice care with
JourneyCare April 30 and have had regular visits from their team
to our duplex at Oak Crest weekly since then. My Stage 4 pancreatic
cancer has advanced to the point where I can no longer eat solid
foods, so am forced to rely on soft and liquid food diet now.
Our younger son Darrin has continued to stay here with me while
our older son Todd stops in almost daily. I chose not to enter
the Oak Crest health center (nursing facility) at this time since
there is the threat of Covid-19 eventually hitting all the nursing
facilities in the area. With my compromised immune system I would
never survive that. Kay has been back in the Oak Crest Health
Center since March and since they secluded everyone to their
rooms and allow no visitors our only contact has been through
FaceTime. She is OK physically but very sad and confused as to
why she must live there. I have only told her it is because I
am sick but no other details at this point. Please share this
with mutual friends who may not have this website address. I
will try to have updates posted atmy website, weekly or as things
change. I am not able to answer all your calls or emails. Our
mailing address is P.O. Box 851, DeKalb, IL. 60115. Thanks you
for your friendship.
For the first time they brought Kay to glass wall outside the health center dining room so I could be on the other side and talk by phone. She enjoyed seeing me up close and put her hand on the glass so we could touch through the glass. We had about 20 minutes and may try doing again next week.
|5/20/2020||Barry's is still in his duplex, and his son Darrin is still with him.|
|5/7/2020||Kay is currently in the Oak Crest Retirement Center health center unit, under lockdown. Barry is now in hospice care but is staying at his duplex home for now. Their younger son Darrin is with him at the present time.|