Honoring Gabe Catalfo

Yesterday, Gabe Catalfo Fields were dedicated in Berkeley, CA. Gabe is the son of Phil Catalfo who I have e-mailed a few times over the years. Gabe died in 1998 from leukemia after almost eight years of battling the disease. Phil wrote a touching article about those eight years entitled Gabriel’s Journey. It is well worth the read. I never met Gabe, but his story moved me – in part because one of my friends died from leukemia in 1993 and also because he is a Catalfo, and no matter how distant of a cousin he is, he still seems like family.