This is an in memoriam post for Jan “Butch” Patrick Schade of San Diego. He passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 29, 2008, he was surrounded by his loved ones. Butch was born on February 11, 1970 and raised in Cranford, New Jersey, before moving to San Diego. He was an avid surfer, loved motorcycles and had a passion for classic cars. He was employed as an estimator at Magnesite Specialties, Inc. He made the world a better place, his smile put everyone at ease. Butch brought happiness to the lives of everyone lucky enough to be part of his life. Butch was a loving fiancé to Kerry O’Sullivan with whom he shared his life for the past 14 years, the devoted son of Janet and James Stivale. He leaves behind brothers James, Brian and Patrick, Aunt Phyllis and many dear friends that he revered as family including his loyal friends, Brutus and Ozzy.

In lieu of flowers please offer donations in Butch’s honor to the oncologists that cared for Butch so that their research can continue to battle this disease. Donations can be made through the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Andrew J. Wagner, MD, PhD, for GIST Research or UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center, c/o William Tap, MD, for GIST Research.