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We will miss Dr. Darling.

20 Mar 2017 7:06 PM | Cathy Teal (Administrator)

He fought for patients, he fought for fairness. 

“It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”

 — John Steinbeck

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  • 20 Mar 2017 11:12 PM | Jackie Mauzy
    Thank you for all you did for me and so many. You were my bright light and always gave me hope. You will live on in my heart. Thank you for giving me so many positive, heartfelt memories.
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  • 21 Mar 2017 7:20 AM | Susan Jimenez Ray
    He was a awesome man...I went to one of his meetings in the desert and he really fought for people that were sick and fighting for there life. God bless the family. You will be in my prayers>
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  • 21 Mar 2017 9:37 AM | Gilbert Contreras
    Dr.Darling... my life was forever changed when we met, you started my liver transplant journey in 2007, I will be forever in your debt! Godspeed
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  • 21 Mar 2017 9:41 AM | Larry McCready
    Dick and I were on the same little league team, the Braves, and were on the All Star team from Barre that won the state title, the New England title, and the Regional Title when we beat San Juan, Puerto Rico. We were two victories short of going to the World Series finals in Williamsport, PA.

    I knew he had moved to Colorado and then California. He was an optimist and personified Hemingway's definition of courage, as grace under pressure. My family's prayers go to Dick and his family.
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  • 21 Mar 2017 11:49 AM | Christopher Darling
    I lost my hero, my dear cousin Richard Darling. We were reunited in Barre about 10 years ago and the bond was strong. I am so proud of him and Kress, and offer my prayers.
    You are home now Richard, and we will see each other again.
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  • 21 Mar 2017 6:23 PM | Walt Dwyer
    So sorry to hear of Dr. Darlings passing. He was an inspiration to me and my family during our time waiting for a transplant in 2008 and 2009 at Loma Linda and his sincere support after my transplant in 2009. I am sure a special place has been prepared for him in Heaven. Rest in Peace my friend, Walt Dwyer / Dwyer Development and Real Estate. Liver transplant receipient 2009.
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  • 21 Mar 2017 6:25 PM | Jeff Pluth
    Very sad to hear this
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  • 21 Mar 2017 6:27 PM | Elizabeth Dreyfuss
    I'm so sorry to hear this!! My husband snd I wish his family the best and our condolences!!

    Liz
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  • 21 Mar 2017 6:28 PM | J Brittonnewell
    What a profound life.....thank you for carrying on with this very important work.

    JBN
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  • 21 Mar 2017 6:29 PM | Rudy D. Valenzuela
    Rose and I send our condolences to Dr. Darling's family and his many friends. Dr. Darling was my hero and for many others also. ADIOS
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  • 21 Mar 2017 6:59 PM | Betsy White
    Very sorry to hear this, Cathy. We need good people like Dr. D.!

    Betsy White
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  • 21 Mar 2017 7:00 PM | Dr. Phil H. Berry
    I'm so sorry. His courage and tenacity were always a beacon of light for so many of us. He will not be forgotten. pb
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  • 21 Mar 2017 7:01 PM | Jacqueline Marcell
    Ohhh, I am so sorry to hear this, my sincere condolences. He was always so kind to me.
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  • 21 Mar 2017 7:03 PM | Susan Weir
    So sorry to learn this.
    Susan Weir
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  • 21 Mar 2017 7:11 PM | Carolina Cortez
    Richard & I were recipients from the same donor, I received a kidney & Richard rec. a liver from Mark Antonowitsch back in 1998..... Richard you were a very kind, special and loving person and I know that you made a big difference in many life's.. 4ever in my heart...
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  • 21 Mar 2017 7:12 PM | David Schoch
    I met Dick back in 1964 when we were both freshmen at Syracuse and lived in the same dorm. We have been friends ever since and have stayed in contact over the years. He was my last Syracuse friend and I will miss him dearly. We had lots of things in common. I enjoyed getting his pictures of when he was in high school and his excellent sports activities. We'd often discuss politics, current events, sports, his wonderful grand-children, and funny stories. His passing is a big loss to me.
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  • 22 Mar 2017 1:53 PM | Donna Boeckman and Candice Erickson
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of this dear man. What a life of service to others he exemplified. He will not be forgotten, and all that he did has left a lasting gift to all whose lives he touched. The Lord has a special place in heaven for Dr. Darling.
    Blessings to his family and all who sorrow about his passing.
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  • 23 Mar 2017 9:23 AM | Kristin Johnson
    For the last several months, ever since Dr. Darling sent out his homemade but professionally produced CDs to friends and family (including his duets from the 1980s with his wife Kress), I have been carrying on Dr. Darling Dance Party Saturdays. My mom (RIP) loved his music and we would often play it. I am playing it now. "The Meadow Song," his original composition. He could also cover "Starry, Starry Night" and make you weep.

    My love and prayers to Kress, Stephanie, Wil, Jillian, and the Darling family.

    I first met Dr D at my book signing in 2000 when he was finishing ComaLife. Thus began an incredible friendship in which we collaborated on various writing endeavors, shared music and laughter and lots of Mimi's Cafe and Manhattan in the Desert lunches/breakfasts, and always I (and my parents) came away feeling uplifted. I still remember his organ donor table at Westfield Shoppingtown.

    Dr D and the FAIR Foundation support groups helped some dear friends and their families deal with their liver disease. Unfortunately, my friends lost the battle, but their loved one (also friends) had nothing but praise for Dr. Darling and his efforts.

    His devotion to his wife Kress and vice versa was truly inspirational and a model for what love should be.

    May you come back as a butterfly and alight in your garden, Dr. D. (A reference to his book ComaLife.) You left a wonderful legacy and you will be missed.
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  • 28 Mar 2017 2:14 PM | Leonard Morse
    We are very saddened to learn of Richard's passing and want to extend our sympathy to Kress and the Darling family and the members of the Fair Foundation. We are east coast admirers of Richard. It has been my pleasure to know Richard and an honor to work with him over these many years. My wife Maxine joins me in expressing our sympathy.
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