February 25 2014 Editor Assistance Newsletter
I just received permission from Carolyn Smagalski, our Beer & Brewing editor, to share this sad news.
Good morning, Lisa -
Saturday 1/11/14, my brother Ray Hanisco, the Editor of the Veterans Site at BellaOnline, passed away at 3:20 in the afternoon.
He fought a valiant battle against colon cancer that had spread to his liver. Just 4 days before his death, he was "whispering" to me (because he could only whisper at that point), that he wanted to write an important article about suicide among Veterans, to help the families of those who were suffering through this tragedy.
We thank you, from Ray, for giving him the opportunity to write at BellaOnline.
Ray was a jewel of an editor. He was kind, diligent, and always eager to learn new skills. He would work tenaciously at challenges until he figured them out. He was enthusiastic and passionate about his work helping veterans.
Ray will be sorely missed within our community.
My thoughts go out to Carolyn and her family.
Lisa Shea, owner
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