Jul 11, 2005, 12:31 PM
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Condolences Thread: Cal City Incident - July 4, 2005
I searched for a condolence thread for Dr. Rathbun, but couldn't find one. Forgive me if this is a duplicate.
Had a hard time finding out information regarding the death of our family's doctor, Dr. Stephen Rathbun. Almost didn't believe it was true, since I could find no information on it anywhere for a couple of days. A post in your Incidents forum confirmed the rumor that he had indeed passed away due to a sky diving accident. I was amazed to see the media attention to the NJ and Ohio tragedies, and only one lonely newspaper article in Bakersfield to report the tragedy of this life lost.
I wanted to say what a good doctor he was. He has taken care of our family for 9 years. He was there for us through some of the best times, 4 children, and some of the worst times. He never judged, always listened, always had heartfelt advice... He would pull up his stool and sit and took a genuine interest in why we were there.
His office had beautiful photos in it that he and his wife had taken on vacations they went on. Photos from an African safari and from Italy...
We will miss him... it is still hard to believe that he won't be there the next time...
He was full of life and obviously life to the fullest.
Jul 11, 2005, 1:51 PM
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Re: [3boyzmom] Condolences Thread: Cal City Incident - July 4, 2005
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I met "Doc" (That's what we called him) two years ago. He was a awesome human being, a fellow skydiver and a friend to many! Thank you for your words, I am heading up to Cal City this weekend & I am going to print your post and take it with me, so I can share it with everyone there.. Blue Skies & Thank you again....