To the Chapman Familly, I have tried several times to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Dr. Chapman was my dear friend, most trusted cardiologist, and a very sincere and caring person. I will never forget my visits with him in Geisinger. Danville Pa. I was his patient since I was just a teenager. We would always discuss our writings and poetry. God bless, and may the prayers and love from all that had the privilege of knowing Him sustain you all.
Dear Molly and Family,
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Pam Souders, Lewisburg, PA
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John. John taught me much about cardiology and the art of being a physician. His compassion and devotion to his patients was extraordinary, as was his enthusiasm for what he did. Thank you for being the person you were and it was an honor to call you a friend and colleague.
To the Chapman Family:
I only learned of John's passing today. It was my privilege to work with John for the many years GWV did not have its own cath lab. He was what my mentor would call a "good olde country doctor": he loved taking care of patients, was incredibly talented in the cath lab, dedicated to always doing the right thing and more importantly to "do no harm." His honesty and integrety are legendary. He will live on for generations in the physicians, patients and families he touched. God speed John. Amen.
To the Chapman Family,
I was saddened to hear of John's passing during my recent visit to Geisinger. I had the priviledge of working with him during my time at Geisinger and he was example of the Gentleman physician that we should strive to become. As you are witnessing, he was loved by patient and peer alike. His legacy will be the patients and trainees he touched and the world he made kindler and more personal. May his memory be eternal.
Dear Molly and family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family in this sad time. I will always remember how your husband was such a down to earth person, who had a great sense of humor. I hope that as when my father died, the many that came forward to show respect, helps you through this tough time. He was most certainly a classy person, and great human. So sorry for your loss...
To the family of Dr.Chapman: I was so saddened to hear this news. I had the privilege of working along side Dr. Chapman at Geisinger from 1986 (as a graduate nurse) until I left in 1999. I never saw him without a smile. The smile grew even bigger when he talked about his family and/or "the Cape". I remember how frustrated and excited he was about the book he wrote. What he gave to the patients was not medicine. He spoke from his heart and I think the young doctors who worked under him had the best example of what true "bedside manner" means.
Mrs. Chapman and family,
I am sadden to hear about the loss of Dr. Chapman. I am a nurse who previously worked in CICU with him. I remember Dr. Chapman as not only a great physician but a very kind and gentle sole who always took as much time with patients and families as they needed. He practiced old school medicine with current technology. He and his fruit cakes will be missed.
Nancy Nuss, RN Geisinger
Dr. Chapman was my husband's very competent and caring cardiologist at GMC before he retired to Cape Cod. Today we learned of his death. During our visits he often spoke lovingly of his family. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sincerely, Tom and Marie McDonald
We was very sad to hear about John's death. We wanted to let you know we were thinking of you and your daughters.
our deepest sympathy,
Andy & Pat Nassef
Molly ~ I learned of John's passing this evening and wanted you to know you are in my prayers during this time. My immediate memory was of the two of you walking on the street by the Railroad Station. John always had a smile and warm hello.
To the Chapmans, I and all of John's colleagues at Geisinger are saddened at his passing. He truly was a wonderful man. Throughout his long and distinguished career he cared for many with great skill and compassion. Please know that you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Chapman family,
It was with great sadness that I received the news of "Chaps" death. It was a honor to spend 6 years with him as my physician mentor during residency and fellowship years at GMC. Dr. Chapman was a "physicians' physician, a teachers' teacher," from whom I and so many other young physicians learned not just the science of medicine, but more importantly, the art of caring. There have been so many experiences in my training where Dr. Chapman influenced my development but they are far too numerous to mention here. One of those areas was represented by his Christian faith which he was not afraid to share with his patients during their times of grave illness.
For your husband, Molly, and your father, Emily and Erin, life is not ended, it is just changed. The sadness of his death gives rise to the bright promise of his immortality. In Him who rose from the dead, our hope of resurrection dawned! I know Dr. Chapman himself believed this to be true.
I shall continue to remember "Chaps" and all of you in both thought and prayer.
Joe Bering, Jr.
Dearest Molly,Emily and Erin,
We just learned of John's passing and want you to know that you are in our hearts and prayers. We treasure the memories of you all in Danville and the contributions your whole family made to our community.
Please know that you can call on us for any help you might need.
You and your family are in are hearts and pryers. We worked with him at Geisinger in Danville. He cared for my mother when she was in his careing was the best. He always had time to explain and teach if a staff member had questions.
Dear Molly, Emily, and Erin,
We wish to express our deepest sympathies and know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Jim, Kathy, Ryann, Eric, and Megan Kishbaugh
Molly, Erin, and Emily,
Our family is heartbroken with the loss of John. We are grateful that we were able to share so many great days in Eastham with your family. We will miss John's big hugs, his unforgettable laugh, and the look of joy on his face every minute he spent with his daughters and granddaughters. He always treated Dave as his own son and us as his own family. We love you and are so sorry.
Dan, Kara, Caroline, Avery and Lila Thornton
Emily, Erin and Mrs. Chapman... my heart goes out to you, and I am thinking of you and the rest of your family at this most difficult of times. Take strength in knowing that the world is a better place because it was blessed by such a precious soul.
Dear Emily, Erin and Mrs. Chapman, you have our deepest condolences. May the many happy memories you have bring you all comfort.
Dear Molly and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time'
I am so sorry I was unable to travel for the Memorial service, but my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Uncle John was so special- still don't have the words... Much Love!!! - Catie
Mrs. Chapman, Erin and Emily,
I had the great pleasure of working with Dr. Chapman in the cath lab at Geisinger both as a student and as an employee and I have to say there was no better teacher and mentor. I thought of him as a second father figure and he taught me a lot of valuable lessons in life that I will always remember. I was so saddened to hear of his passing but comforted to know that he was with the people he loved the most and the place he loved the most. I just wish he would have gotten to enjoy his retirement longer because he was so looking forward to spending time with you all in the Cape and doing all the things he loved.
He will be immensely missed and even though the world lost a great man Heaven gained an ANGEL. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Emily, Erin & Mrs. Chapman - our prayers, love and support are with you at this difficult time.
Dear Molly, Emily and Erin,
I was saddened to hear of John's untimely passing.I know how much he had planned for and looked forward to his retirement on Cape Cod. He was a good friend, a trusted and wise colleague, and an asset to his profession, to his community and to his world. Molly, my prayers are with you and your family. I am sure all of your friends in Danville are mourning with you. Lovingly, Bill and Jeannie Snover
Dear Molly, Erin, and Emily,
I was very saddened to hear of John's passing. We have been friends for many years and I have fond memories of the time we spent together. He was there for me at a time of great need. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ron Borick (Danville, Pa)
Em, Erin, and Mrs. Chapman I just heard of Dad's passing and just wanted to pass along my thoughts and prayers .... I think the last time I saw Dad was almost 20 years ago -- Colby graduation weekend ... I will always remember his kindness towards myself and all of Em's friends on campus .... He had a way making everyone feel at easy and important in his life .... My thoughts are with all of you at this thime.
Emily, Erin and Mrs. Chapman-
my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time
To the Chapman family, my deepest condolences to all of you for the passing of the wonderful Dr. Chapman. I had the pleasure & honor of working with him from 1991 to his retirement in 2006. It was bittersweet to see him retire. Bitter due to the fact that he was a dedicated, intelligent and hard-working provider who loved his patients and respected his co-workers. Sweet because I knew how much he looked forward to moving upto the Cape. He was a great physician and even a better person.
Mrs. Chapman, My mother was his patient and we were so grateful for his caring. He had just written his book and signed it for her when she was recovering from stents. She was so proud to have it and shared it with her friends. I am a Geisinger employee and was very saddened to hear of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy to you. Coincidentally, my brother lives near you on the Cape-Wellfleet.
I want to express my condolances to you and your family on John's passing. It had been my good fortune to have worked with John at Geisinger. I am sure he will be greatly missed by many.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.