Congressman George Radanovich's Wife Ethie Dies of Cancer

February 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Ethie Radanovich, the wife of valley Congressman George Radanovich, died of cancer Thursday. She passed away after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Ethie Radanovich was 50-years-old.

She was a tireless advocate for prevention and early diagnosis of the disease.

In late December, Congressman Radanovich announced he would not seek re-election in order to focus his energy on his family and his wife's health.

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Statement by Congressman George Radanovich

Congressman George Radanovich (R-Mariposa) released the following statement Friday after his wife, Ethie Weaver Radanovich, passed away after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer:

"Ethie was the love of my life. Her smile would light up a room and her boundless energy brought joy and beauty to everyone she met. Ethie truly lived life to the fullest- always thinking of King and me and those she loved. Last night surrounded by our family and friends she passed peacefully to be with God. Her tenacity and perseverance throughout her battle with cancer was evidence of her love of life and a commitment to the ideals she believed in. King and I so appreciate all the kind words and prayers from everyone-they kept our spirits buoyed throughout. She was a most wonderful wife and mom-we'll miss her every day."

Memorial services will be held in Mariposa, California and Alexandria, Virginia.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:

Mariposa Bears Football League
c/o Dave McNally
P.O. Box 2098
Mariposa, CA 95338

Or to:

Mariposa Parks & Recreation Department for the Mariposa Little League
c/o Shannon Hansen
P.O. Box 732
Mariposa, CA 95338.

Ethie, 50 years old, is survived by husband, George, 54, and son, King, 11.


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