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Ken Schiff's tribute page:

Marbeth Schiff's Memorial Fund

Team Fundraising Goal: $50,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 6
Total Value of Gifts: $1,255.00

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Avarachan Cherian

Mr. Peter Rozsa

Chris Robb

Carol Baardsen

Lani Schiff-Ross

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She was an artist. And it did not matter what the medium was: ceramics, metal, jewelry, wreaths, fabric, gardens, food. She did them all.

Working in dimensional media, she approached her craft with artistry and passion. As a chef, she was the quintessential multi-tasker, turning out sumptuous feasts for 30 or 3,000.

All this--and ultimately, her life--was taken away by Alzheimer's Disease. Slowly, but ever so surely, this insidious disease filled the last two years of her life with ambiguity, confusion, frustration, and depression.

How Can You Help?

Please do not send flowers or other transient tributes.

Please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. It is a major funder of research, a major hope for finding treatment or even a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.

The Alzheimer's Association also educates and offers support. It was here for us when we needed help. The 24 hour support line found me calling on many a night as I struggled with Marbeth's condition. It must be here for the countless millions who will eventually suffer the same fate until we find the elusive prevention, treatment, and cure.

What am I Doing?

The "first person" on this page is Marbeth's husband, Ken. The loss of Marbeth has devastated, yet simplified my life: no other political, social, medical, or other issue is important to me any more.

And I am spending ALL of my available time, energy, and money making people aware of Alzheimer's Disease and it's horrible prognosis and supporting organizations dedicated to research to find treatments and eventually a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.

I invite you to join me.

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Glen Hamilton
Sat, Mar 01, 2014
I am not sure how I managed to miss seeing this page in the past!
To my good friend and business colleague (Ken), we miss Marbeth still. She always welcomed me into your home with a warm smile, and never let me leave without taking a big bag of home-grown wonderful vegetables.
We are sure that Marbeth is in a better place and was accepted with open arms.

Vicki Simons
Wed, Jul 10, 2013
My dear cuz,
Though I regret that I never got to witness the rich life that you and Marbeth created for yourselves, I marvel in the stories that are revealed to me now. Thinking of you often, Kenny.
Sending much love.

Karen Springer Kronick
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
Rembering Marbeth, and sending warmest caring and supportive wishes to you, Ken.

Jim Law
Wed, Jun 06, 2012
Marbeth was a wonderful person. That is the place I start. We worked together for years, and she taught me the art of making food from nothing, for many, many people. Her quiet patience and kindness will always be remembered by me.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012
My best thoughts for Ken Schiff whom I have known for a long time...remember you "introduced me" to Luciano Pavarotti.... Sincerely dorothy salant

Carey Chaput - Applegate Fire District
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
Marbeth was so fortunate to have experienced love, living in the Applegate Valley. You are able to share tremendous gifts from this experience. She will always be with you......

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