Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Jane Callaghy

August 12, 1946 – April 1, 2001 On April 1, 2001, the day of the switch to daylight savings time, my wife and I were in an automobile crash that I caused by falling asleep at the wheel. Janie died instantly. Our daughter had said goodbye to us as we went off that weekend for […]

Kevin O’Connor

March 6, 1987 – June 18, 2002 My son’s name is Kevin O’Connor. He was fifteen years only when he died. Kevin was a very family-oriented young man and worked in our family business. He played football and baseball and loved the Mets and the Jets. He hunted, fished and camped. We own and operate […]

Jeff Izer

May 27, 1976 – October 10, 1993 On October 10, 1993, four teenagers were on their way to a haunted hayride in Lisbon, Maine, when their car overheated. After pulling onto the shoulder lane of the highway to cool the car down, they were struck by a Wal-Mart truck driver who had fallen asleep at […]

Jack Blevins

April 10, 1969 – January 5, 2007 On January 5,2007 37 year old Jack Blevins was on his way to work. Unfortunatley, he did not make it. Just minutes from home he was killed in a auto accident by a man who had fallen asleep while driving. I remember him leaving for that work morning […]

Kevin Mackey

December 23, 1983 – September 5, 1998 On September 5, 1998, 14-year old Kevin Mackey was riding his bicycle in his quiet suburban neighborhood in Potomac, Maryland. Without warning, he was struck and killed by a postal worker who was driving home after an 11-hour shift that began at 4:00 a.m. The postal worker admitted […]

Craig Condill

June 21, 1952 – October 25, 2007 I am Craig’s sister in law. I am a registered sleep technician and a respiratory therapist. I have a passion for sleep disorders and recently went to a WAKE UP Michigan Symposium. I was unbelievably moved by the stories I heard there and was planning on telling everyone […]

Maggie McDonnell

September 30, 1976 – July 2, 1997 On July 2, 1997, 20-year old Maggie McDonnell was helping out a co-worker when she drove to work at 11:30 a.m. Sadly, she never made it there. She was killed by a man who fell asleep while driving and hit Maggie’s car head-on. He admitted that he had […]

Marvin B. Parks

June 3, 1925 – December 21, 1999 My father, Marvin B. Parks, Jr., was born June 3rd, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia and died at the young age of 74. On December 21st, 1999, we were hit head-on by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. I later found out that this driver (who […]

Major Robert Raneri

May 5, 1965 – June 26, 2002 I would like to share the story of how a drowsy driver cut short the life of Major Robert Raneri, an Army Reserve Soldier who, on June 26, 2002, was serving his country in support of Operation Noble Eagle when he was killed by a 19-year old man […]

Ronnie Lynn Thompson

January 13, 1982 – August 22, 1998 What can a Mother say about the loss of a child? I can tell you the pain never goes away, you just don’t cry every day! Your heart aches for the husband he will never be, for a daughter in law I will never know, for a grandchild […]

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