Barb, don't know if you remember me from Purdue . Tom and I were so sad to learn of Deb's passing. Hoping you and your family are sustained by all the good memories. Mary Patitsas Giapponi
Dear Grant, I had the honor of working with Debbie for 6 months on my second rotation at IBM back in 2000. Debbie was so passionate about her job, it was obvious how much she loved what she did! I learned so much from her in that short amount of time and she was such a great role model and leader in her field. I loved hearing her presentations on import compliance and marking of products. She will be missed at IBM. Rosaleen Amos
I met Debbie only once at a conference in Canada a few years ago. She was a very generous colleague, willing to share knowledge and information. I am truly shocked and saddened by her passing.
I worked closely with Debbie on many matters with U S Customs. She was extremely knowledgeable, a god leader and fun to be around. We'll miss her smile and laugh!
Don Huber, General Electric
Grant, I was saddened to hear of your loss. May God have mercy on her soul and give you the strength to carry on.
Grant, I am sorry to hear of your loss.
I pray that you find peace during your time of sorrow; comfort in the memories of your shared life with Debbie and strength in the love of family and friends.
My name is Iris Norris. You do not know me but I am so sorry for your loss. I was diagnosis with breast cancer in 1991 and bladder cancer in 2007. I can not imagine what your father and you children are going through. I know what my three children went through when I was diagnosis with these cancers I have endured. I pray every morning to my God thank you for another day. This is not going to help your pain you are enduring right now, but I promise you I will keep you in my prayers everyday. Iris Norris
Grant, Mary and I have such deep sorrow for the loss of Debbie. We had such great times together up in N.Y.I wish I had great words to say but I can't write what I really feel. I remember all the good times we use to have when we were young enough to enjoy them. Debbie was always up, and such a great person. Mary and I are thinking of you.
Barb, we feel your pain, your strength, and your love towards your wonderful twin sister. Thank you and Grant for writing this. It helps us know Debbie better and see what an incredibly full life she lived. Having you and Grant in her life was such a an added gift to her. We love you Barb! ~Kathi
Grant, I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of your wife Debbie. I have never met her, but from reading her obituary, I can tell she lived a full happy life, and enjoyed many great years with you. Pam and my prayers and thoughts are with you!
Grant, I have worked with Barb for many years. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Debbie, but she must have been a very special and wonderful person. May God be with you during this very difficult time.
Barb, I can't begin to express my sorrow for your loss. Losing a sibling is tragic, but an identical twin is heart wrenching. My thoughts and prayers are with you is so cliche', but they truly are. I don't see you much at work, but I will do my very best to give you as much support as i can. Carolyn Swenson
Mr Turnbull, You and Debbie have been an inspiration to me and many others here at Duke. Your love for eachother was evident will last forever. Linda
Debbie was a pleasure to work with and had a keen sense of humor and wit that always kept us laughing. Your memories with her shall last forever. My prayers are with you.
We are so sorry for your loss of Debbie. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Dear Family and loved ones of Debbie,
It is with deep sorrow that FIATA and its Customs Affairs Institute have learnt of the demise of Debbie.
All who had the privilege of knowing Debbie regarded her as a respected and outstanding personality. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Please accept our deepest lament and sincere condolences.
Grant, I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a passionate professional – with a global influence on trade security -and a warm, lovely person who made a positive difference in all our PSCG/WCO activities and discussions. I loved every minute I spent with her. Beyond the deep sadness now shared by so many people, what will endure are lasting memories of her love of life, her strength and her kindness. She will be deeply missed.
Grant, I want you to know that you have been in my prayers for many weeks even though we have never met. I am a colleague of Debbie's twin sister, Barb, and have shared Barb's journey alongside of you. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Debbie, I have no doubt that she was a wonderful person because Barb, too, is so very special. May the God of hope give you peace in this difficult time. Please know that many Kansas Citians are supporting you in prayer. Sandie Anderson, Shawnee Medical Center
We who work with Barb know all about "twin time" and how everyone else gets relegated to the sidelines! We hope those memories will help ease the heartache that you all are experiencing now.
Grant, I am so sorry for your loss. It was a great pleasure to work with Debbie at the World Customs Organization.We will miss her! Un abrazo grande desde Colombia.
It was an honor and pleasure to work with Debbie at the World Customs Organization. Her professionalism, knowledge and grace made the work enjoyable. She will be greatly missed.
With my deapest sympathy. We will miss Debbie and remember her from the international setting in the WCO at Brussels. Our thoughts are with you.
Grant, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you peace as you remember and treasure the precious memories of your time with Debbie. My prayers are with you.
Grant, I am so sorry for your loss, I cant believe she is gone. You two have been friends with me for years and it just seems like yesterday when we saw each other last. My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family.
Grant, I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Debbie in Brussels, and on a few committees, I always enjoyed her company, and fun stories. I will pray that she is in peace. Charlene Stocker, P&G, retired PSCG.
Grant, I'm so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Debbie terribly and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you honor Debbie's memory. Her legacy lives on in all of us...her cheerful optimism and her refusal to accept anything other than perfection.
With deepest sympathy. Debbie was always a leading light and inspiration at all of our meetings with the World Customs Organization and the Private Sector Consultative Group. Fun to know - a kind word for everyone. The most delightful and helpful person on the planet. Deeply missed and forever in my thoughts.
I have many great memories of Debbie and her family from Central High School in South Bend IN.
Rest eternal grant unto her Oh Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace.
Janet and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Debbie was a wonderful joy to be around, and will be sorely missed.