Corte Madera man shoots self at San R...

Corte Madera man shoots self at San Rafael hospital

There are 87 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jul 22, 2009, titled Corte Madera man shoots self at San Rafael hospital. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

A 79-year-old Corte Madera man shot himself to death Wednesday outside Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Terra Linda, authorities said.

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#81 Jul 26, 2009
Mike wrote:
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John, I am sorry for your loss.
I am also sorry that people, myself included, get caught up in responding to snarky comments left by other users, and lose sight of the sad event.
We have people like your father to thank for buying us our freedom with their blood, sweat and tears.
Mike, I believe you ment 'dying'not 'buying' for our freedom I think would be more appropriate. Never the less I certainly agree with your sentiment.It's my choice thank goodness for the constitution that I have the ability to comment regardless of what people think.
wheres bob b

Tallahassee, FL

#82 Jul 26, 2009
God Bless his family... it is very sad

Fairfax, CA

#83 Jul 26, 2009
imagination movers. Kaiser? Isn't that German? You Bet! Like oxycodone? Methadone? Roxicodone? all that german synthetic morphine they made back in the 30's and 40's.(nazi's are kaput but their drugs keep killing).
The Cleaner

Ione, CA

#84 Jul 27, 2009
John Lowney III wrote:
The man at Kaiser Hospital was my fatehr John P. Lowney JR.
I have read the comments some kind some not so. My father worked hard had the american drem. He was a Korean War vetran. His father was a WWI vet.
My Father was as patriotic as the came. Duty, Honor, Country, was what he lived. He was a good man.
We would talk politics and he had his views, and I had mine. We mostly agreed. His hero was Gen Douglas Mc Arthur and mine was Gen Patton.
What happened yesterday was very unfortunate and I don't know if he was thinking politics in a very tragic,traumatic tragedy. I think he had other things on his mind. This man is my father, he has a name and what happened was a tragedy Politics goes so far,but then there is family and I know everybody has had or has a family. It was tragedy. I have to live with that for the rest of my life. Life is not all politics,sometime IT IS just life the good the bad and sometimes the ugly. Thank you John P. Lowney III
I was very sad to hear about your father. He was a customer at my parents' dry cleaners for over 20 years and I got to know him over the past 10. I always enjoyed our conversations about life, golf, and Cal football. He often gave me encouragement and support during my time in law school and while studying for the bar, and he was there to congratulate me on the birth of my daughter.

I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family. My condolences. He will be missed.
Chris Lowney in Alameda

Sunol, CA

#85 Sep 22, 2009
To my cousins, Kate & John III, I am so very sorry for all of this. I am still trying to cope with this event and what it means to my father, your uncle. We are all the better for having known, shared time with and experienced your dad. He was a gentleman and a great guy. I loved his voice and his sharp sense of humor. No one can or could make my dad laugh as much as he did. Your dad was a tough father but I know he tried. And as you guys know, his role model (our grandfather) was tough too.
The employees at Kaiser San Rafael were my coworkers and my extended family for five years. They are rock solid, care a great deal about the Kaiser members they care for and continue to be dedicated every day. I thank them for their care they offered my uncle.
To the kind and thoughtful people who offered condolences to my family on this blog, I thank you so much.
To the amazing jackasses who know nothing about my family, my uncle or what kind of life he led & who deigned to speculate about my uncle's reasons for ending his life, I hope you find some kind of happiness in your bleak lives. Please find another place to blog about your petty grievances and political ideas...

Queen Creek, AZ

#86 May 8, 2012
It has ben almost three years since my Dad has died,it may have been three months...I still wait for his phone call...I think he is still among us,but I know he isn' hurts. He meant a lot lot me and he has ben gone...not that far away,but far enough...

Queen Creek, AZ

#87 May 8, 2012
It has ben almost three years since my Dad has died, may of well been three months. I still wait for his phone call. I know he is gone,but that still does not end the pain...

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