Please comment with memories of Steve.

Mary Ann Burgeson
05/19/2013 7:44pm

We have known Steve since he and our son Steve became best of friends at Carleton. He was just a super guy that we all loved. He used to count the pictures on our Christmas cards and tease me if there were more of one grandchild than another assuring our Steve that I really loved our daughter more, what a guy! I was actually going to put his picture on this year's card and surprise him. He was the kind of guy you couldn't help but love and want to be with. I am devastated by this and want to send my support, love and prayers to dear Lisa, the girls and especially his parents. They had every right to be so proud of this wonderful son. You are all in our prayers, Mary Ann and Glenn Burgeson

Bill Miller
05/20/2013 12:34pm

Quite simply the best in every respect. He was my doctor for nearly 20 years. He saved my life with a quick and accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis, as well as attending to more hypochondriacal complaints. It is hard to believe that anyone could see as many people, be as careful and attentive, take time to be friendly, always explain to you what the was going on, and never keep one waiting. And chances were that he was "playing through a lot more pain" than you were enduring when you went to see him, given his joint replacement surgeries in the past few years and other serious health problems, of which, of course, he never said a word, but you found out from others. He set a standard that few could live up to. It just might be the case that Ann Arbor lost the one person responsible for doing more palpable good than anyone else in this community. He is and will be irreplaceable.

Eric Straka
05/20/2013 2:28pm

My colleague, fellow Burns Park Player, and friend. Steve was that rare individual who you could call when you really needed help and he would be there for you--and then REALLY make a difference in your life. It is truly amazing how many lives he touched and how many people benefited from knowing him. So many wonderful memories of him in person, on stage, at the gym, and at BPP parties. He took wonderful care of my Step-Father Sherman Funk and my entire family will be forever grateful. We are all devastated. Ann Arbor lost one of its very best. My heart goes out to Lisa and the family.

Ann Manatt
05/20/2013 3:53pm

Please also see the comments on the facebook group page. We have almost 400 people on there!

Sylvia Funk
05/20/2013 5:23pm

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that I will never again talk to Steve or see his smiling face. Steve was my husband Sherman's physician from the moment we moved to Ann Arbor in early 2001. He was not only fantastic with Sherman throughout his struggles with Alzheimer's but also of immense support to me in all major decisions I had to make along the way. As busy as he was, emails were answered usually within 30 minutes, and phone calls promptly. I will never forget Steve coming to Sherman's 80th birthday party just to congratulate him; he could not stay for dinner, but he came over anyway. And, of course, whenever I saw Steve, we talked about the Burns Park Players. The last I saw him was this past February when I attended BPP's production of Anything Goes. He came over with Lisa to say hello, happy to be walking on his new hip. We spoke for a few minutes, he waved to my son Eric, who was watching us from the orchestra pit, and then the lights started to flicker announcing the start of the show. Oh, how I wish we could have talked for much, much longer. My heart and thoughts are with Lisa, Alexandra and Kelsey, and his parents, during these incredibly sad days. This is an immense loss for all of those who knew and loved Steve. He was an amazing human being; a true mensch!

Jeffrey Post
05/20/2013 5:27pm

I would never be able to thank Steve enough for the extraordinary care and compassion that he gave to my mother and father. He had such a gift for making them feel ok, and for making even the most challenging conversations seem simple and straightforward. For me, there was never a grin wider, heart bigger, or voice stronger than Steve's on stage with me at BPP. Got a dance move - Steve was sure to master it! I am so blessed to have known him and to watch his amazing talents soar. My family and I send our prayers and love to Lisa and the family.

Jen Baird
05/20/2013 7:14pm

Steve was an extraordinary physician. My mother first introduced me to him 12 years ago and I have never felt so cared about and important. One of my fondest memories of Steve was when he called me on my cell phone to ask me why I hadn't been to see him for too long -- and then he wouldn't let me off the phone with a promise to "make an appointment". Instead he insisted on making a date right now! At that moment, I felt like there was someone who really cared about how I was doing and about improving my health status and my life. He was so incredibly responsive, so sharp diagnostically and so clear and complete in his care that I cannot imagine life without him. Over time our relationship grew beyond just physician-patient to the point that I considered him a friend. He advised me on so many different topics and was so exceptional that I just kept referring my friends to him. I cannot imagine how he managed to see so many patients so exceptionally well. The world has lost an incredible man and I am still walking around in a daze trying to wrap my head around the idea of life without him. Thank you, Steve, for being who you were/are. Thank you for all the good things you contributed to our community and for all the extraordinary ways you touched so many people. My heart and prayers extend to all those you've left behind and who are aching with your loss.

Carol Clyde
05/20/2013 7:36pm

I'm so honored and happy that I can call Steve a friend. Through our years at Burns Park, Tappan, and Huron with our girls, during our times on stage together, and at parties that lasted well into the morning, Steve was always the friendly smile and happy laugh that just made your day better. I don't know how the BP Players will be able to get through rehearsals without Steve doling out Spree....he always saved the orange ones for me! :-) My heart goes out to Lisa, Alex, and Kelsey. May your wonderful memories carry you through this excruciatingly difficult time.

Kathleen Swalwell
05/21/2013 8:33am

My heart goes out to Steve's family. I'm so sorry for the vacancy that this tragic death has left in your hearts. I only hope that time and fond memories will help to soften the blow to make living bearable.

You will all be in my prayers.

05/21/2013 8:49am

I have no beautiful stories to share of Dr. Gradwohl and his private life. I knew him as the best doctor I had been blessed to meet. We shared recipes-kid stories and he treated me as if I were his only patient. When we moved south of Toledo-I did not change doctors. Dr. Gradwohl was so compassionate and caring-he once said I had given him 1/3 of his practice when he was starting out at Briarwood because of recommendations. He always called me with test results and one time, with him knowing I was the cook for the priests, gave me my test results and then asked me to email him a pork recipe- I said wait a minutes,,if I lead you to sin-the sin is greater for me-he laughed and said his wife was Catholic and they had enough guilt for the world. I loved that man, he went through some tough times with me. He was so proud of his daughters and even excited when they got their golden retriever And he rarely forgot to ask about our grandchildren. We had a standing challenge in ping pong. I'm so very sorry for your loss Mrs. gradwhol-you had a great man for a husband.

Harding H Macdona Jr
05/21/2013 9:29am

Steve and I played together in the Michigan State Doubles Championship in Ann Arbor in 1998. Through the years Steve was always an avid racquet player whether it was racquetball or paddleball.
I enjoyed my time on and off the court with him. Although he was not my primary doctor he was there for me when ever I had a medical concern or question. He will be missed by many!

Dan V. Snedecor, Jr.
05/21/2013 10:34am

I met Dr. Steve Gradwohl playing racketball and paddleball. He was such a great individual, I immediately asked him if he would be my physician. He accepted and I never regretted his service to me. He was a very formidable opponent in both racketball and paddleball, but always a gentleman on the court.

There are no words that I can say that will help the family through this loss. The outpouring of comments shows that Steve made an impact on everyone that got to meet him. He will be missed by many.

Marc Weiser
05/21/2013 11:14am

Steve was a true mensch and a teacher to all of us. I'm lucky to have been his patient and wether it was in his office or at a hockey game together, there was always something meaningful to be learned from conversations with him. Now, even though he is gone, I am still learning from him through reading the experiences that others have shared. He left the world a better place for having been in it. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family.

Ellen Moloney
05/21/2013 11:45am

My husband and I were both his patients, and I can truly say we loved him. He always made us feel like the most important patients he had; never rushed through appointments. And he had a great sense of humor, besides. Also, he gave me the secret for his Thanksgiving Turkey - bacon!

Pamela Maddox
05/21/2013 11:58am

Dr. Gradwohl was one of my doctors at Briarwood Medical Center. I loved seeing in and this particular time, I went in because I was having foot problems. He asked me what happen and I told him I must have hurt it while running. He said, "Pam, you run?" I said, Yes, Dr. Gradwohl are you shocked I run because I am a BIG girl!!! He said that is not what I meant and we had quite the laugh about it!! He will truly be missed!!!

Ellen Moloney
05/21/2013 1:21pm

I went to SEG and asked him about some dry patches of skin on my shoulder and back. I can't remember what he said it was (some medical term, nothing serious.). I followed up with, "Why am I getting these things now?". SEG bent down and whispered into my ear, "Because you're getting older.". I had a great belly-laugh! He smiled with that wise smile of his. He was smart, funny, and very wise

05/21/2013 1:39pm

Hahaha, I had similar experiences with him. He's treated me from age 27 to 37 and I remember crying to him about a dark spot on his face. He looked at me with a healthy dose of humor and said "that will happen as you get older."

Patricia Melnick
05/21/2013 12:18pm

He truly was God's gift to his friends, family, colleagues, and patients. It is a great loss and there is a hole in my heart now.

David Muzzatti
05/21/2013 12:25pm

Steven was my physician for my first 10 years here in the United States. We had a mutual love of U of M Hockey & I would occasionally see him at Yost Ice Arena. My sincere condolences to Steven's family & I will most assuredly pay my respects at the Michigan Union on Thursday.

05/21/2013 1:43pm

I'm admittedly a bit of a hypochondriac, so I perhaps saw Dr. Gradwohl more than most healthy people see their doctor. I was frequently sheepish about going in, knowing I was probably being silly. Once, when I expressed my embarrassment he basically said something along the lines of that's what he's there for: to check things out. It was reassuring. He also had a good laugh about some of the stuff I would find online in my obsessive googling of all manner of medical symptoms. In fact the last thing he ever said to me, in playful exasperation was "the internet!"

Kayleen Coady Catus
05/21/2013 2:24pm

As we can all see, Steve touched so many people...broad reaching. I can still see his big old grin and that jet black hair back when we were in grade school. Our group from Crawford has a great life long bond and Steve was integral in forming that bond...always touching base and keeping in touch with us over the past 30 years. He will be deeply missed. Love to the families!

Bill Barrie
05/21/2013 2:42pm

Steve was a great man, always a good friend, ready to contribute to any effort. I will miss our golf matches. Steve was always a leader, could cut through madness and see the right way to get things done. I will always be grateful for the care he gave my father. I think sending your dad as a patient just about says it all in terms of what you think of a person. My thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family. Bill

Michelle Melis
05/22/2013 6:44am

Dr. Gradwohl was my Dr. of choice when not able to see my PCP, Dr. Terrell. I will remember the humor and compassion with which he treated his patients. He like to deal with the "weird stuff" and that seemed to be a common, jesting description of him around the office. While I didn't know half of the wonderful things I have read about Dr. Gradwohl's life, it does not surprise me he was such a diverse and well thought of individual. My heart and condolences go out to the family and friends.

Jeremy Taylor
05/22/2013 7:20am

I played tennis with Steve regularly in the summer for the last few years, usually doubles. I well remember his greeting of "How you doing, Buddy". He had a particularly good backhand return of serve, but he would frequently chip back his forehand rather ineffectively, much to his annoyance. He had a good serve too. He was definitely an aggressive player on the court, sometimes charging to the net recklessly even when the opponent were about to hit a hard shot right at him. When you were playing on the court with Steve it was never quiet, but always a lot of fun. I will miss you Steve.

Clement Ren
05/22/2013 7:34am

Steve and I were med school classmates, and remained in touch throughout the years. I am still in shock over this news. I will miss him greatly and offer the greatest sympathy to Lisa and his daughters.

Rob Alexander
05/22/2013 7:35am

I was a Carleton Classmate of Steve's from 1979-1983 and a friend ever since. We helped each other make it through 2 terms of Organic Chemistry, blood, sweat and tears - and humor. Steve and I coped by writing a cartoon strip in our notes each week of "The Adventures of Mr. Benzene Head (ala Mr. Potato Head) and his Pal Moiety". Still puts a smile on my face today. Steve worked hard and played hard. Keen mind, great big heart packed into a dynamo of a tight frame. We played alot of ultimate frisbee together back in the day and remember him for his tight, accurate and hard throws. And his invention of several styles of colorful "frisbee helmuts" (bandanas). I think of Steve as a meteor - went through life hot, but left us way too quickly. Rest in peace Stevo!!

05/22/2013 9:10am

We were so happy when our niece, Lisa married Steve. They were two
kindred spirits come together. Steve was so kind and compassionate
when our daughter, Laura was at Henry Ford Hospital. He called with
comforting advice during that sad, fearful time. He was an enigma in
our Mann family and will always be remembered in a very special
and unique way. With sad hearts, Uncle Jim and Aunt Julie

Angela Bendorf Jamison
05/22/2013 1:28pm

My memories of Steve are from our days at Ames High School where he was the cool big brother of my friend Jane Gradwohl Nash. He was a fun guy and we looked up to him. Steve always had a smile on his face and was very friendly and approachable, unlike many of the senior guys who were very intimidating to us sophomore girls. When I learned from Jane he was studying to be a doctor, I thought it was the perfect profession for him and how lucky his patients would be. My sympathy to Steve's immediate family --Lisa and his daughters--and to his sisters Jane and Kathy and his mom and dad as well as everyone else who came to know and love him.

The Schafer Family
05/22/2013 6:55pm

We did not know Steve personally but heard many stories about him from his sister Jane Nash. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gradwohl Family

05/23/2013 3:09am

I'm a medical student at the University of Michigan and I had the privilege of being a student in Dr. Gradwohl's clinic as part of my internal medicine rotation. He was a wonderful teacher and I loved learning from him and from his interaction with his patients. Many thoughts to his family on behalf of the many students who have passed through his clinic.

Nancy Cox
05/23/2013 5:18am

Fond hockey memories with Steve, Lisa and Kelsey.
Always questioning the calls believing that his comprehension of the rules ( albeit very subjective) should be heard and appreciated by the umpires. Parents in the near vicinity smiling and subtly hushing Steve as well.
Always smiling, always positively advocating for the success of his team.
Crazy shirts - not certain I've seen a parent wear such crazy, colorful shirts to hockey matches?
A wonderful and supportive hockey parent with the best interests of all young people on the field.
On the physician side referring his patients to our program and encouragement to patients like I've not quite seen by others.
Blessed to have been touched by Steve.
May the warmth and love of all those who so dearly love Steve buoy Alex, Kelsey and Lisa.

Gail Ganske Ross
05/23/2013 8:38am

My sincere sympathy extended to the Gradwohl and Mann families.
It was my honor to have known such a great person. Over the last couple of days I have told my 2 daughters numerous times...."You need to know...this guy was funny, smart, respectful, worked hard....bottom line...did everything the right way and lived life to the fullest." Our family has done probably over 30 community theatre productions over the from one theatre family to another/the Gradwohls..."Take a bow provided a star performance and so deserve a standing ovation."
Gail Ganske Ross/Randy Ross/Mary Pat and Josie Ross

Jodi Kennedy Stanfield
05/23/2013 9:50am

My memories of Dr. Gradwohl, he was full of life, smiles, laughter and cherful nature that he shared with everyone. Much comfort and caring thoughts to his wife, girls and family, his embrace of life will be never forgotten.

Mary Zizza
05/23/2013 11:44am

Dear Dr. Gradwohl, How will I get along without your straightforward black and white comments? You emailed me on Memorial Day last year when I was having problems! I didn't expect to hear from you until the next business day. I first met you at M-CARE where you attended meetings with the Medical Directors; that was about 17 years ago. I didn't realize I had known you for that long. I am so happy for your wife to have the wonderful memories of Paris you told Bob about. You will be missed. Our Sympathy. Mary and Bob

Monte Montgomery
05/23/2013 12:34pm

It's still incomprehensible to me that I was excitedly talking with Steve last Friday night about getting together for tennis the minute his surgery healed. I even extracted a promise to teach me the secrets of his astonishing overhead.

Years ago I asked him how it got so damned good. "Practice," he said. "You mean, just doing lob/overhead drills for hours?" "I don't have to drill," he laughed. "Look at how tall I am. Do you have any idea how many guys have tried to lob me?"

Marjorie Bolgos
05/23/2013 12:48pm

Steve will truly be missed by us paddleball players at One on One.

Ellen Jones
05/23/2013 1:16pm

I only really know Steve through my dear friend, Jane, his sister who adored him. The whole Gradwohl family is one of the finest I've ever known. My prayers are with all of them as they go forward. I hope the memories they cherish will comfort them now and forever.

Jim Owens
05/23/2013 1:50pm

On behalf of local paddleball players and the National Paddleball Association, I wish to express sincere condolences to the Gradwohl family. Steve was a talented paddleball player, extremely intense and competitive but fair. He seamlessly transitioned between racquetball and paddleball.

Many of our local players called Steve their doctor. Several of us sought and received free advice from him between and after games at One on One. He was well rounded and knowledgeable of several subjects. His opinion was highly valued. Steve Gradwohl garnered respect.

Many paddleball players and friends have expressed their shock and sadness over this tragedy; Steve was a valued friend.

Personally, I value the numerous times Steve and I competed on the paddleball court. He was always fun to play. When I made a good shot, I learned to prepare for a terrific get. Steve was fast and never gave up.

Steve, an extremely well conditioned individual, could regularly be found at the One on One Athletic Club around noon during the week. When I walk into the club mid-day, I am sure I will continue to think of this fine individual and the numerous conversations we had before, during, and after a workout or a game. Steve was a valued friend.

Jim Owens
NPA President

Tammara Smith
05/23/2013 2:13pm

Dr. G. as I always called him was my doctor since the late 90's. He has watched all 3 of my kids grow up and every time he would see me in the office, he would greet me "how are you my friend and how are those kids?" He was very personable. I was also being treated by other specialties but he would always want to know what was going on and if they weren't able to see me, he would find the time to get me into his clinic. He will be missed!!!

Jim Sterken
05/23/2013 2:50pm

I still can't believe it. Steve was my friend, my doctor, and one of the best paddleball players in the area. As a doctor, I greatly appreciated his dedication, his humor, his expertise, and his straight forward style. Just a few months ago at my yearly physical I talked to Steve about how, while I'm healthy and retired now, over the next ten or twenty years I would inevitably get some serious health issue, and when that happened I wanted him to be the one to guide me through it because I knew he could do that better than anyone else... We'll all miss him greatly. I still can't believe it.

Donald E. Arvidson
05/23/2013 3:10pm

Dr. Gradwohl has been my primary care doctor & Internist since 2001. I came to him post-surgery from another hospital. Dr. Gradwohl instantly recognized another intervention was required, STAT, and I was sent via EMS from his office to U of M HS. I was dying, and a day later made it though a surgery with an esteemed colleague--CABGx4. That was to begin a series of interventions necessary to save my life, and Dr. Gradwhol stayed with me through so many complex conditions. I was penniless--having crashed and burned on Vancouver Island in 2000, and there was never payment required; Insurance remained pending for a couple of years and, by goodness, he enabled me to transition to disability from the clinical practice of psychology. Dr. Gradwohl saw me often, as I was quite fragile at times, and he (et al at U of M) never hesitated delivering care. Spot appointments were accommodated--can still see him running between two rooms as he was very booked--though still willing to see me. He is without parallel vis-a'-vis others' I've worked with; I've been blessed in knowing him, and consider "Dr. Gradwohl" to be family. Though devastated with grief, I can barely contemplate the morning his family must be going through. My prayers are with you all. It has been an absolute privilege knowing this person; doubtless he'll never leave my thoughts. I bow with what grace and humility I can muster. With condolences to all, donald e. arvidson

Luke Tracy
05/23/2013 5:50pm

I've been a patient of Dr. Gradwohl's for more than 10 years. The exact number escapes me. I've had a fair few medical issues over those years and I spent a lot of time in his office. He treated me with stern respect, never failing to remind me of the things I could do to take control of my health, and compassionate and at my side when there was little I could do. It took him a while but he finally got through my thick skull and I whipped myself into shape. Every run since Saturday has reminded me of that. I never ran with him, but he will always run with me.

I hesitate to call him a friend, only after reading about so many people much more fortunate than I to know him so much more intimately. But I am still deeply saddened. It's hard to imagine how painful this is for all of you. My deepest sympathies for his family and all of you, his friends.

I do have to share that if he had a brief second or two to realize what was happening, I firmly believe his last words were a resigned, "Oh crap." :'-)

Maya Bunik Babiak
05/23/2013 9:14pm

Many of us who met at Carleton College managed to share the tremendous gift of a lifelong friendship with Steve—his smile, his energy and his ‘can do’ attitude. He had this intensity about everything and it was contagious. He always made me feel that he was so genuinely happy to see me with a hug, a ‘hey maya papaya’ and a sense that ‘we are going to have fun no matterwhat’!

It is almost 30 years ago now, Steve and I shared a favorite regular off campus Chinese spot in our small Northfield college town and we had a tradition that we treated ourselves to ‘non-food plan’ garlic Mandarin fried noodles every few weeks. There Steve would be my both advisor and friend--we talked about the premed path--he was one year ahead--or others strategies for classes or about my romances at the time. He was straightforward and steadfast no matter the topic. Over the years, I do not think I had a superficial conversation with him ever. When our families lived in San Francisco together and his two daughters were little, we continued to have wonderful meals together and even Thanksgiving. My husband John and he would love to talk Thai seasonings and stir up something delicious. We shared a love of medicine—the privilege of caring for patients, reading and cheering for our children in competitive sports.

I cannot believe he is gone and that we are not all going to see each other grow old.

I am grateful for wonderful plan to livestream the memorial this evening. I am so sorry I could not be there.
I so admire Lisa's strength and her words to her daughters. I am sure
that Steve is smiling down on you. May your memories be a comfort as you make your 'Tear Soup'.
With deepest sympathy and prayers Maya (John and family)

Marc Abraham Drexler
05/23/2013 9:21pm

Steve was my first friend. I remember my mother telling me my best friend was coming back from Germany that day, and having no idea who he was; I must have been three, and Steve two. But he was--best friend and close as a brother for ten years, through junior high school, when sixteen months age difference and two grades caused us to hang out with different crowds and drift apart.

I can't think about my childhood without thinking about Steve. We pried pretty rocks from the asphalt in nursery school, raised caterpillars together, played football, raced hotwheels, ate at each others houses, rooted mostly for the same teams, saw ISU Gymnastic meets and football games together, and shared parade candy and cherry pies at Veishea. I was the weird kid in elementary school, ignored or teased, and I never cared. I had one friend I never had to worry about or be anything but myself for.

Dave and Hanna were the best parents I knew, and from Steve's family I learned what a happy family was like. Everybody loved Steve. His sense of humor made everything fun. We even forgave him when he replaced the sugar with salt one April 1st in the Gradwohl kitchen and Hanna used that "sugar" to make all the macaroons for the congregation seder. Hanna was so angry that day, but still couldn't tell the story without laughing. It is no surprise that he became such a great parent himself.

My heartfelt condolences to Dave and Hanna and Jane and Kathy, and to Lisa and Alex and Kelsey.

I don't know who I would have become if it weren't for Steve's huge influence on my life, but I wouldn't have turned out nearly so well. The acts of goodness he performed and the hearts of those who will cherish his memory will keep Steven Ernst Gradwohl alive longer than some who live to be 100.

05/24/2013 11:40am

What a beautiful, touching tribute to Dr. Gradwohl last night. I almost feel like I don't have the right to be so upset about his passing as I was "just his patient." But I'm heartbroken and pissed quite frankly that this happened to such a wonderful person who was clearly needed by many, not the least of which were his family and friends. And woe to those doctors that have to treat seg's previous patients. I simply don't know how I'll find another primary care physician that comes close to giving me the peace of mind and caring he did. Just about this time last year I was in his office crying, and he took care of me. I don't want another doctor. I want Dr. Gradwohl to still be here lighting up all of our lives.

Santosh Mehta
05/24/2013 4:27pm

Dr. Gradwohl was my primary care physician when I lived in Ann Arbor. In addition to being a great physician, he was an amazing human being. He took great interest in my life and how he could enhance it.
I remember his love for Indian food. He loved cilantro "chutney" and I used to bring it to him every time I saw him. One day, I clearly remember he said "Santosh, I want to learn how to make the chutney".
He came to my house to learn the chutney and we had an Indian meal that day. I clearly remember that day and will cherish the memory.
I will never forget his kindness, his big smile, his genuine personality and his caring attitude.
My condolences to both families.

Santosh Mehta (San Antonio)

Michael Mattes
05/25/2013 12:43am

Katherine and I met Steve and Lisa through an interfaith couples group while living in San Francisco -- 25 years ago now. We have cherished our friendship, and cannot quite comprehend this news. It has filled us with despair.

Steve was, as so many have observed in so many ways, warm, wonderful, funny, intelligent, and a rock-solid friend, father, and husband. Our hearts ache for Lisa, Alex and Kelsey.

pam tabbaa
05/27/2013 6:09pm

We first met Steve through the Burns Park Players, then BP (Kelsey and Zeyna were together from kindergarten to 5th grade graduation), coaching, bp park events/runs (kelsey and zeyna were the fastest in the entire grade--not just girls, but Kelsey ALWAYS came in first with Zeyna a close 2nd), etc. etc. Somewhere along the line Steve became Yasser's doctor. 7 years ago Yasser moved to the Middle East and we soon joined him. A few years later Yasser had a serious health scare and I panicked. We had no records with us, and no history. I emailed Steve and miraculously (although after hearing so many other accounts maybe not--but just part of Steve's special gift for caring) he got back to me immediately, contacted the specialist he had referred Yasser to in A2, sent records, 'held my hand', answered my questions, etc. etc. and got us both through a difficult time even though he was in A2 and we were in Amman Jordan. We finally moved back to A2 last summer, and Yasser was able to see Steve not long ago for a check up. He has been in Iraq, but I sent him the news when I learned about it last Monday. When we finally spoke, Yasser was incredulous and said he had so enjoyed seeing him and had been looking forward to working with him to get his health on track and to also get to know him more as a friend.
What a loss--for us, for his friends, for the community, for medicine, and especially for his family. Our hearts and thoughts are with Lisa and the girls. We all miss his smile, his caring, his enthusiasm, and all of his other special qualities more eloquently expressed than I could at his very moving memorial service. None of us will ever forget him. Thank you Lisa for sharing him and allowing him to touch so many lives.

Lisa Zaslow Segelman
05/28/2013 7:53am

I didn't know Steve personally but from everything I've read he seems to have been a wonderful person, doctor, husband, father, son brother and friend. I am a good friend of his sister Jane, even though we only met twice. The first time she was speaking at a book signing in Philadelphia for the book in which she's featured, "The Girls from Ames," which my brother Jeff wrote. The second time we met, not too long after, was at my own brother's funeral, a tragic death like Steve's from a car accident. Jane was so supportive of me and of our family that it waas clear she came from an amazing family. We became friends because she felt she had to check up on my often. I am so saddened that she and his wife and daughters, parents siblings and family have to assume this pain for a senseless death. My heart goes out to all of them as they try and accept what has happened. May Steve's soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life, and may his memory be for a blessing.

Jim Winslow
05/28/2013 8:40am

Steve was my PCP for the last several years. I echo the thoughts of so many when I say that he put me at ease, was always on time, and truly listened to me. I enjoyed seeing him at One on One many lunchtimes. He always had a "hey bud" for me. I will miss seeing the red Cabrio in the parking lot. One of my favorite memories was a couple of years ago when he walked into the exam room with his arm in a sling after having shoulder surgery and said, "It's your lucky day bud, I can't do your prostate exam today." I am praying for comfort and peace for your family.

Wendy Roberts
05/30/2013 9:03am

I feel very lucky to have known Steve Gradwohl. I was his patient and colleague of his wife. Steve's ability to put people at ease, connect with them, and give sincere and accurate advice with humor was amazing. As a physician myself, I realize how difficult this can be, but he made it look easy. I always wished I could follow him around for a day at work in order to learn how to emulate him. What a loss for the community, for his friends, for his patients and, most importantly for Lisa, Alex and Kelsey. My heart breaks for you. May it provide some small solace to know that he will never be forgotten and how many lives he touched in so many ways. He was truly one of a kind.

Julie Halpert
07/11/2013 11:13am

I happened upon this guest book when I googled "Steve Gradwohl." I needed to call his office to get my son's immunization's records and I had to remind myself again that he is gone. Steve held so many important places in our family's lives. He was a dear friend to Scott and I and an incredible doctor to Scott and my son. He is a true embodiment of the importance of living life to the fullest, staying positive and embracing everything good that came his way. The many ways he touched the lives of those he knew were a testament to his bright spirit. I know that spirit will live on in his precious children, Alex and Kelsey, and be kept alive by his wonderful wife, Lisa, who we also feel privileged to call our friend. We will be there for all of you -- now and in the future.

07/12/2013 10:06am

I was another of the thousands of Steve's patients, and I am still thinking of him, hence this visit here and to the Facebook page. (I hope the Facebook page stays up a long time--it is a wonderful site!) Didn't learn of his passing until a month afterwards, and was really jolted. He was one of those amazing people who inspire those around him, and not by being perfect or even trying to be perfect. Someone at the AA memorial used the word "ornery" in reference to Steve, and I smiled when I heard it. Yes, he was ornery at times, in his own inimitable way. He was always himself. We miss you, man!

09/02/2014 12:21am

I feel very lucky to known Steve Gradwohl,and Gradwohl was so compassionate and caring-he once said I had given him 1/3 of his practice when he was starting out at Briarwood because of recommendations.

10/31/2014 6:46pm

My name is Isabella Williams from U.K, I have to give this miraculous testimony, which is so unbelievable until now. I had a problem with my Ex husband 5years ago, which lead to our break up. when he broke up with me, I was not my self again, i felt so empty inside me, my love and financial situation became worst, until a close friend of mine lucky told me about a spell caster who helped her in the same problem too his name is Dr ADUWAWA. I email Dr ADUWAWA the spell caster and i told him my problem and i did what he asked of me, to cut the long story short. Before i knew what was happening my husband gave me a call and told me that he was coming back to me in just 2days and was so happy to have him back to me. We have two kids together and we are happy with ourselves. Thanks to Dr ADUWAWA for saving my relationship and for also saving others own too. continue your good work, If you are interested to contact him and testify this blessings like me, the great spell caster email address is (aduwawaspiritualtemple@yahoo. com) you are the best among all the spell caster online I hope you see my testimonies and also pray for my family too

12/07/2014 10:23pm

My Name is TRACY, I am From United Kingdom. I wish to
share my testimonies with the general public about
what this man called DR SAMBOLA has just done for me ,
this man has just brought back my lost Ex husband
to me with his great spell, I was married to this man
called Steven we were together for a long time and
we loved our self’s but when I was unable to give
him a child for 2 years he left me and told me he
can’t continue anymore then I was now looking for
ways to get him back until a friend of mine told me
about this man and gave his contact email
then you wont believe
this, when I contacted this man on my problems he
prepared this spell cast and bring my lost husband
back, and after a month I miss my month and go for
a test and the result stated am pregnant am happy
today am a mother of a baby boy, thank you once
again DR SAMBOLA for what you have done for
me, if you are out there passing through any of this
problems listed below contact him today
1) If you want your ex back.
(2) if you always have bad dreams.
(3) You want to be promoted in your office.
(4) You want women/men to run after you.
(5) If you want a child.
(6) You want to be rich.
(7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be
yours forever.
(8) If you need financial assistance.
then contact him with his email address
and see is great work.

moore james
12/28/2014 4:55pm

My names moore james, I am from uk am here to give my testimony about a doctor who help me in my life. I was infected with HIV virus in the year of 2010,i went to many hospitals, churches for cure but there was no solution out, so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that i cannot loose my life, I lost everything I have my husband run away from me and also took my children along because of my sickness. One day I was in the river side thinking the next step to take if it is to jump into the river so that I can loose my life totally or just think where I can go to get solution. so a lady walk to me telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to him telling her my stories, she told me that she can help me out that’s the reason she normally come here to help people so that they can be cured because she was into this problem before, she introduce me to a doctor how cast spells for people and gave me he number and email so i called him and also email i gather all my faiths and put in all interest to contact him through his Email address at , so after i have mailed him of helping get my disease cured, i respond to me fast as possible that i should not be afraid, that he is a truthful and powerful doctor which i firstly claimed him to be. So after all set has been done, he promise me that i will be healed but on a condition that i provide him some items and obeyed all his oracle said. I did all by accepting his oracle fact and only to see that the following week Great AGU mail me on my mail box that my work is successfully done with his powers, i was first shocked and later arise to be the happiest woman on earth after i have concluded my final test on the hospital by my doctor that i am now HIV- Negative. My papers for check are with me and now i am happy and glad for his miraculous help and power.With these i must to everyone who might seek for any help, either for HIV cure or much more to contact him now at these following email now,Email: " sir thank you so much for your immediate cure of my disease, i must say for curing my disease, i owe you in return. Thanks and be blessed sir. or you can call him via his cell phone number on +23490313009215
1) If you want your ex back.
(2) if you always have bad dreams.
(3) You want to be promoted in your office.
(4) You want women/men to run after you.
(5) If you want a child.
(6) You want to be rich.
(7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be
yours forever.
(8) If you need financial assistance.
(9) Herbal care

01/08/2015 9:36pm

My name is Phillomina, am from UK I live in Canada, I have been married for over 5years and no issue(baby) to show for it, I and my husband have gone to different places for help for me to get pregnant, but all our efforts where fruitless. My husband became tired of me and started accusing me of the cause of our problem. I tried to make him believe that I don?t know why I cannot get pregnant. But as a man he pays deaf ears to my words. It came to a time when he gave me an ultimatum to leave his house. I became more crazy and restless. I search for help including where there is no help. My husband finally sent me packing after 5years of our marriage. when I was in my parents? house I was still searching for a solution until I met an old school friend whom gave me the contact of this spell caster Dr Ehi, she said he saved her marriage too. I contacted him for help. He told me that it is never too late that I will need two spell in one. Which means an ex back spell and a fertility spell. He actually cast a spell for me after 48hours of his spell; my husband came to my parents? house looking for me. We got back together again. That made me so happy. Still with his fertility spell, I became pregnant after 2months of his spell. What a powerful man. I am the happiest person on earth. If you need any help, I recommend this great man to you, I am so sure he will help you the way he helped me. ( or (

01/12/2015 1:13pm

HELLO everyone I'm GEORGE DONALD from Texas. My wife left me for no reason. He moved in with another man called Perry who was her lover before we went into a relationship, when we have few days left for our wedding. I felt like killing myself because of the shame and disgrace. I've tried different spell casters and went to different temples to pray for her to come back because i really love her very much but all to no avail. My life was very bitter and sorrowful that always cause me anger every time. Then one day, a friend of mine told me about Dr OSUMA and that he is very good and does not even charge a lot for his services he advised me to contact his email He said he helped him get his job back and on his marital affairs he has played a great role. I didn't believe it because I've worked with many of them and it didn't work. He begged me further, so I decided to try out Dr OSUMA I contacted him, and I gave him the necessary information. I still didn't believe, but I still went ahead and purchased the love spell, and the next day I received a call and it was my darling fiance, ANITA. She apologized and came back to me. She even went to the media to announce her apologies and our preparation for our wedding. I'm now a very a happy man. Thank you Dr OSUMA, I will forever be grateful to you. he can solve any problem like


















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Mr Craig Bernard
01/13/2015 6:33am

I want to use this opportunity to thank Dr Zee for helping me to win the lottery. My name is Mr Craig Bernard. I have been playing the lottery for the past 2 years now and the only big money i have ever won was nil.I was so upset and i needed help to win the lottery so i decided to go online and search for help,there i saw so many good talk about this man called Dr Zee of how he have cast spell for people to win the lottery.I contact him also and told him i wanted to win a lottery. He cast a spell for me which i use and i got my ticket and play and i won millions .I am so grateful to this man just in case you also need him to help you win, you can contact him through his email:
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01/30/2015 1:25pm

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02/03/2015 11:07pm

i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he traditional spell hospital casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you Dr papa for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact call +27799527702 and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

02/12/2015 4:48pm

i want to thank Dr Usunorbu of for making me happy in getting my ex lover back after broken up with me last month,i contacted this spell Dr for help and his work was guarantee that i was going to get my ex lover back after 24 hours, although i doubted his word but i decided to give it a try by cooperating with his terms, i did not only get back my ex lover after the spell, but i was also promoted in my place of work, i thank this powerful and trust dr who helped me found joy in my relationship, and me and my ex who is now my lover again is getting married on the 6th of next month, i am so happy that atleast i am with my lover again after all the pains and stress i being through when he first broke with me, i thank Dr Usunorbu ( i am so so happy i love my lover so much that i was almost end my life when he told me that it was over between both of us, but i thank the spell caster send by God in heaven to help his people, i am grateful Dr Usunorbu i am proud to know these spell Dr i am happy that he help me with my problems, for making my life see joy and happinessa again, i am happy for his kindness, i am so happy,so i decided to share my store on the net so that people will see the good which Dr Usunorbu of ( has done for me in my life, and if you are out there passing through any condition, or having bad time with your lover,or your lover has broke up with you, do not think than to contact these same spell caster on his email address( and you will consider your problem solve. Thanks Dr Usunorbu and i pray you will live long forever because you are so kind and powerful, this is my story from Lydia Claire From Texas United State Of America

02/19/2015 12:17pm

How To Get Your husband Back & Avoid Divorce !!! My name is Anita am from Texas, am a woman who love and cherish my husband more than any other thing you can imagine on earth continent. My husband was so lovely and caring after 3years of marriage he was seriously ill and the doctor confirm and said he has a kidney infection that he needed a kidney donor, that was how I start searching for a good Samaritan who can help,doctor has given me a periodic hour that he will live just 26hours left, that was how I ask the doctor if I can be of help to my husband that was how he carried out the text,the confirming was successful, I was now having this taught that since 3 years now we got married I have not be able to get pregnant can I be able to get bring again? That was the question I ask the doctor, he never answer his response was did you want to lost your husband? I immediately reply no I can't afford to loose him. After the operation my husband came back to live and was healthy I was also ok with the instruction given to me by the doctor, after 3months my husband came home with another lady telling me, that is our new wife that will give us kids and take care of us, that was how I was confused and started crying all day, that was how my husband ran away with his new wife cluaralle. Since then I was confuse don't no what to do that was how I went back to the doctor and tell him everything, he told me that, this is not just an ordinary it must be a spiritual problem that was how he gave me this email ( that I should tell him all my problem that he can help that was how i contacted heim and I do as instructed. After 3days and I have done what he ask me to do, my husband start searching for me and went back to the doctor, that was how we well settle he also told me not to worry that I will get pregnant, this month making it the fifth Month I contacted he am now 3months pregnant, with the power of These great spellcaster

02/21/2015 11:55am

I am Becky from New York USA,I want to use this golden opportunity to appreciate the great spell caster called Dr. AJAGBO for helping me get back my relationship with my ex lover. when he ended and turned his back on me for quite a long period of time. Dr. JAGBO performed a spell for me and within 48 hours after the spell had been cast i receive a call from my ex saying that he is sorry for hurting me and that he will not do such thing to me in his life again, I was surprised but later accepted him back. Anyone that is in the same line of problem or having difficulties in their marriages or any part of life should contact Dr. AJAGBO email address: Or CALL mobile. +2348156759423. He is very powerful and can help you at any time. contact him DR.AJAGBO THANKS A MILLION TIMES. because your spell powers are so great.

Rahela Begum
02/22/2015 10:20pm

My name is Rahela Begum, i live and work in Oxford shire, UK. My life is back!!! After 2 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids, I felt like ending it all, i almost committed suicide because he left us with nothing, i was emotionally down all this while. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr. oyinbo the spell caster which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I came across several of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and also spell to get a good paid job so on. He is amazing, i also come across one particular testimony, it was about a woman called Vera, she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped his email.After reading all these, I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We resolved our issues, and we are even happier than ever.Dr.oyinbo you are a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man. If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster, Try him anytime, he is the answer to your problems. you can contact him on ( or or call him +2348074066640. he is the best caster that can help you with your problems.

02/24/2015 8:45am

Great Dr Mudodo spell caster Temple

Dr.Mudodo I love to be on your testimonial page to spread my happiness. Your hard work and effort is greatly appreciated especially from me. My boy-friend is back home. We are back together. I'm picking her up from the station today. I haven't saw her in 6 years. I wasted so much time with other spell casters and should have stuck with you originally. You are a truly gifted spell caster and I just wanted to take the time to show how you and tell the world how grateful I am"thanks to Dr.Mudodo , contact him if need his help. Contact him today on:

Sarah Richardson
02/27/2015 8:03pm

Couple get pregnant

I want to share a great testimony on this website on how great prophet ODENORE, help me in falling pregnant,me and my husband have been trying to have a baby for over 6 years,but they where no luck so we decided to contact the family doctor and after all the test have been done,he said to us that my fallopian tube is not functioning.then one day i was in the office when a friend of mine who have the same problem with me, fall pregnant after she contacted prophet.she directed me to him and when i contacted him through is email and he did the purification on the pregnancy spell and in 4weeks time i was feeling some how and i want to meet the family doctor who told me that i m pregnant.if you know that you have a similar problem like this and you want to be pregnant you can contact prophet via,or cell phone +2347037102415
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02/28/2015 2:48am

Do you know that there is a great Herbal doctor who can cure any deadly disease. Like Cancer, Hiv, syphilis, diebeties, madness, low spam count And also bring back your Lover e.t.c. Well my main reason why i am writing this right now is to inform the whole world about the great deeds, Dr. Aziza did for me. I was diagnosed of this deadly disease in the year 2000 ever since then i was taking my medications, until i met the great spell caster, though i never believed in spell. I saw many testimonies on how a great spell caster cured their deadly diseases. I contacted him through his phone number. I called him, he asked me to send him my email, which i did. He gave me a form to fill, I filled it and send it back to him. He told me that his god's required some items in which he will use in casting a curing spell on me. I don't know where to find the items he required. He told me that the only alternative is for of to send him the money, then he can help me to purchase the items from the items sellers. I promised myself to do anything to get cured. I sent him the money. He bought the items and casted a curing spell on me. Two day later he asked me to go for check-up, when i did the check-up i was tested HIV Negative. If you passing through hardship and you need a way out, kindly contact him via his email on or call me on +2349031112512


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