Stephen Ganderson was the first OB/Gyn I ever worked with, as a new ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps and a new graduate RN in Bremerton, WA. I remember his laugh, joy in his work, teamwork and respect for all he worked with. I remember that sports car he drove, too, wow! My heartfelt condolences.
No one has filled your shoes, no one ever will. Miss you all the time.
I just learned of your passing my old friend! You and I served in Kodiak together. You allowed me to deliver the first baby of my life with your gentle hands on my shoulders (in case I stumbled) for reassurance (I thought). It was a beautiful moment! I never forgot your gentle mentorship and patience with all of us. I am not delivering any more babies but many are born in my hospitals these days. I am the CEO of two hospitals in Idaho. I remember Norma and Adam very well! Godspeed Dr. G!
I still miss you and think of you often Doc. No one else will fill your boots.
Is this why I've been thinkng of you Dr Ganderson? This is about the anniversary when you left us...
I still miss you, Doc, as do many others whose lives you touched in so many ways. You will never be forgotten which I hope brings your family the best of feelings. What better legacy. Ride on, Dr. G!
I miss Dr Ganderson, with out him I would have never had my son. Thank you so much for your gift. You are so truly missed. Thank you for having so much talent, knowledge and personality. I too wish there was a phone in heaven.
I still think about Dr. Ganderson almost every day. He was a wonderful man that touched my life in a way he will never know. I will always remember him as "my" doctor and as a happy person that took care of your body and your spirit. Rest in peace... You were loved.
I have just today, 2 years after this wonderful mans passing found out that he died. I am in shock at this point as im sure his family must have been and may still be! Because how could you not be. I have been a nurse for seven years now and I accredit it to Dr. Ganderson! My life could have gone completely different at the ripe age of 14 years old walking into Dr. G's office pregnant! Any other doctor I believe would have crushed my spirit but not Dr. G! When he saw that I was embarrassed he started to laugh! That's something that will startle you. Im sitting there thinking this Doctor is going to condemn me for being 14 and pregnant and he's laughing! I finally mustered up the courage to ask him what he was laughing about and his response was......don't worry about what everyone else including yourself is thinking....my mom was younger than you when she had her first child! I have to tell anyone who is still looking after Dr. Ganderson's comments that my life changed right at that moment. Now that son that he delivered all those years ago just turned 14 years old, and I come today and find out just by chance that the Doctor that changed everything for the better is gone! Sooo sad, yet so strange that right after my son that I was pregnant with when I was 14 turned 14 I found out that the man that delivered him and had the words to push me along and raise my son the right way has passed away. God is chuckling up in heaven now because he has a man with him that no one not even God could hold in a chuckle around. Thank God for the time that Dr. Ganderson had on this earth for many were blessed and had their lives changed because of him!
I wish Heaven had a phone.
It's been two long since you've left us. You will never be forgotten as long as I don't acquire dementia.
I still have my daughter's teddy bears put sway hopefully for her own daughter someday, from your wife's MamMa Bears shop.
You have talented children, maybe Adam will make a movie about you someday, it would be worth it to share your bright light with the world.
May God alway be near you forever.
T/O Dewitt, NY
Two years today Doc since you left us.Do you know how much you are missed?
Well, its going to be 2 years tomorrow you left us, boy I miss you very much. You are a wonderful person, one of a kind. Love you always
Gone but NOT forgotten!!!
Dr Ganderson you are still very missed and not forgotten.
A whole year today. You are not forgotten.
Stevie B - we are all missing you today. Your staff
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Went to the Dino last night Doc. Haven't been there since you left us. Sure do miss you!! Hope you are enjoying your peaceful life and all the beautiful things you enjoyed.
All most a year has gone by and your still thought of ---- your were one hell of a man and doc.
Norm, what a wonderful testament all these messages of condolence are to Steve's career as a "doc"...and how well he spoke of you, Adam, Josh and the dogs to his patients. He certainly came through for me when he delivered my Steve 35 years ago!
Holy buckets. I didn't even know he was gone. He was the first doctor to ever believe that I had pain. It was because he believed me & pushed for an answer to my pain that I got a diagnosis of endometriosis. Dr. Ganderson's diagnosis & treatment is what I credit to having three children today. He is always spoken of with respect, apprecation, & admiration in my home.
There will be a MEMORIAL SERVICE for DR GANDERSON at ST.JOSEPHS HOSPITAL on MONDAY NOVEMBER 22ND at 530 pm rm L100. ALL ARE WELCOME
there will be a memorial service for dr g at st josephs hospital on monday november 22nd at 530
I am missing you very much SBG.
God bless you and keep you close to Him. I have fond memories but also a large hole in my heart for the loss of a special doc and friend.
We are truly saddened to hear about Dr. Ganderson death. He will be remembered forever in our thoughts. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. - Karen and Jim Kinder (Former Patient for many years)
I am sorry that Dr. Ganderson is gone. He will truly be missed. He was a great doctor.
Dr. G was truly an angel. When I was 26 weeks pregnant with my son, who is now 4, he found an serious issue and had to send me to a high risk doctor. Dr. G followed up with me every week to make sure that the baby and I were ok. Because of his diligence, my son was born perfect and I will always thank him for that, as well as all of the humor he brought into the room with him! God Bless you, and we all know that you are having a blast up there with the big guy!
I was sad to here about the passing of Dr. Ganderson. My thoughts and prayers are with his family
I only knew Dr Ganderson for a short period of time, but what a great doctor he was... always putting me at ease and making me laugh each time he saw me. He will be truly missed.
I am so sad at the loss of Dr. Ganderson. He was the BEST Dr.! At a difficult time last summer he brought me into his office and had such kind and comforting words. His message really stayed with me. He was one of those "salt of the earth" people that you don't meet every day. Whenever I had an appt. I knew that I was in for a laugh! Dr. Ganderson you will be missed and may you continue to touch lives with your beautiful legacy. Thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Ganderson and family.
Frank and I were out of the country and just got back. We were shocked to read about Steve's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time. We had many fun times with you two on the bikes. He was truly a wonderful man.
I worked in the office many years ago and have many wonderful memories of Dr. G. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this difficult time.
Dr. G. assisted me thru two pregnancies and delivered my son by C-section. He was a great doctor. His passing was a shock to me and he will be m issed.
Jackie Alpeter Syracuse,NY
I only had this wonderful doctor for 3 yrs and he was truly a brilliant man. What I liked most about him was his sense of humor, I felt like I was at a comedy club instead of having a routine checkup. Also he truly listened to his patients and picked up on every concern. He ordered tests for me that no one else had and when he did surgery to remove my ovary, I knew that I was in the best hands, every nurse at the hospital beamed when they heard who my doctor was. My husband was so worried about my after surgery care and asked Dr G what special diet I should have and he told him "steak and lobster" and reminded him to buy me jewelry. I knew that I had a wonderful doctor and now I am deeply saddened that I have to find someone new. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mrs. Ganderson and your sons, he was so proud of his family. And yes, during my last visit, he also pointed out his motorcycle in the parking lot. What a very special man and I was blessed to have known him.
Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful doctor. He always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Ganderson. He was a gentleman and a scholar. He would always make me feel comfortable and that I was the most beautiful woman in the world on my annual visit. He would make me laugh several times during my visit as he was a very funny man. His compassion for his patients and bedside manner were unsurpassed. Ride high in the sky Dr. G. You will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
I just called to make my appointment and didnt even hear about this until now. How did this happen? He seemed fine when I saw him last. The world has lost a great man. He could make anyone feel comfortable. He will be missed?
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Ganderson's family and Miss Ellie.
Dr. Ganderson treated my grandmother, mother, and delivered my little sister, so it went without saying that when my time came to have my first GYN appointment, I went to Dr. Ganderson. I was so nervous being a young girl going to that first appointment. I will never forget, Dr. Ganderson walked in wearing a big leather belt with chains and leather boots, quite a first impression. He put me at ease immediately with his comic relief that only HE could pull off. At another appointment he told me that the best medicine for my bladder issue was a good old cranberry and vodka...
I have to laugh every time I think about my appointments and I know he is making God chuckle up there with the angels.
Norma & Family,
We just heard about Stephen. We are so sorry for your loss. We will try to contact you soon. Love to you all,
Dorothy & Ken Wenck
I will actually miss my visits to the OB/GYN due to the lost of a great man, Dr. Ganderson. He was the funniest man who made going to the female doctor an enjoyable experience. He delivered my second daughter on Jan. 24th, 2005. He drew a happy face on my belly in the delivery room with a permanent marker. It took me two weeks to get that off, but it made me laugh.
Rest in peace Dr. Ganderson
I met Dr. Ganderson five years ago and instantly loved him! He wasn't afraid to be himself at work. The candles burning, tropical music playing in the middle of the winter, funny jokes, and compliments, made every visit joyful! He had wonderful qualities that enabled him to make others feel comfortable and laugh all the while giving excellent medical care. He ended every visit with a reminder to "never hit an old man on a motorcycle"
I just now heard about Dr Ganderson's passing away,and i am so saddened to hear this,yet thoughts of him bring such wonderful memories back to me.He delivered 2 of my 6 daughters,one of them in 1984 and the other in 1990,all of them being by c-section,to this day I can still hear the bantering going on in the delivery room,I so thought I was in a "Mash" show.His comedy and yet serious side was what made him the Great Dr that he was ! One story that still makes me smile to this day is when i was pregnant for my 5th daughter,the ultrasounds could finally really show what you were having,boy vs girl,I never knew what my other daughters were before birth and this time i decided to ask,as after having 4 daughters,i thought this time i would have a boy !He did the ultra sound and told me that once again i was having a girl,I said"are you sure?"He looked at me so serious and said "If you were sitting on the toilet looking up at yourself what would you see? I said nothing.He then said exactly what i see ! And we both burst out laughing and indeed I had that 5th girl who was another miracle baby because of his knowledge and expert care that he gave me.To his Family and staff,I am truly sorry for your loss,he was one of a kind and cannot ever be replaced !
I am in total shock as I just heard of this news tonight, it took me a little longer to hear as my mother got a letter in the mail due to moving to Florida two years ago. Dr Ganderson delivered my second child Oct 2007. I'll never forget the day of my scheduled C-section when he came in with his knee high yellow boots on and said ya never know how deep itll get, 15 months before my son was born I had a daughter through a different doctor who was nothing but down right rude and when I met Dr. Ganderson I was so releaved and excited. He had a heart of gold and was an amazing man.
This man was a great doctor. He helped deliver my daughter in 2008 and made me laugh during all of my blood test and endless appointments. May he rest in peace. Now I will have to find a doctor as good as him, and it will be hard.
So Sad.......28 years ago, Dr. Ganderson expertly delivered my daughter through a tense birth. He then made her wave "Hi Mom" as she was being born. More recently, he skillfully helped me through issues with aging. I can see that my sentiments are shared by many others.....strangers bonded now in sorrow. Sympathy to all, and thanks to his family for sharing.
This is an enormous shock as i just had an appointment with him on August 30th of this year. Dr. Ganderson has been my OBGYN for more than 20 years and I'm sure gonna miss those visits. He always had a great sense of humor and a big beaming smile as we talked about his motorcycles, family and the things he loved most. He always commented on a tattoo I had on my leg. A joke for years. He was not only the most wonderful, caring, knowledeable physician....he was a grand human being who loved life. His bikes, cars and all the toys he loved were of great happiness and satisfaction to him. His family meant the world to him as he spoke about them at each visit. His memory will always remain near and dear to me. I shared with him the loss of my daughter to Leukemia last October at the age of 40. He took the time to talk with me about the emotions and depression I was feeling. It made me feel good to see and feel the sincerity he displayed by taking time out of his busy day to listen to me and share his thoughts.
My condolences to his wife and family. My sincere sympathy and prayers are with you. What touches us is the joy he brought. What comforts us are the memories we share...What lasts is love. Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there is memory, he'll live on in our hearts forever. God Bless You.
To the Ganderson family and coworkers of this great doctor who called me on a saturday personally, to tell me I had the dreaded "C" word. I remember exactly what he said. He always put me at ease with all I went thru. And set me up with the best breast surgeon,Dr. Bays. She has retired now and at a loss to find a doctor like Dr. Ganderson whom I trusted my life with. I hope you all know what a wonderful dr. he was and can feel the love everyone had for him. Prayers and love to you all.--sharon bubel of baldwinsville,n.y.
Where do you even begin. I sit here in shock. Dr Ganderson Delivered my son who is now 24 years old. He was then with PHP East on Erie Blvd. He was an amazing Dr. I would tell everyone about him, how his sense of humor was the best. He made you feel comfortable. Last year I had to go to an OBGYN and was so happy I was able to get into see him. My eldest son had passed away at 27 years old. I was going thru some changes with my body. He was so kind, and gentle explaining things to me. He called me beautiful telling me I hadn't aged at all. Which these were all just kind words. He sat and talked with me for over a half hour in his office, not many if any Dr's do that in today's world. He was the best of all Dr's I have ever seen. There will never be another like him at all. He will be greatly missed not only for his bedside manor. For his kindness, his caring emotions. His sense of humor. He had knowledge of things most Dr's do not in today's world. He would explain things so you could understand them. He treated his nurses and help like they should have been.
My thoughts go out to his family. May you find peace. I know it's so hard at this difficult time. Look towards GOD, and know his spirit will always live on. You will have his memories to cherish forever.
That day back in May he pointed out his Motorcycle to me in the parking lot. You could see him beam with pride.
May you rest peacefully in GOD's arms Dr G... You will be missed forever.
Love from a patient who thought you were the best of all
Norma..I am so sorry for you and your family during this very sad time. My prayers and thoughts are with you all,please know this...Joanne
I was so shocked to hear about Dr. G's passing. I LOVED him and will miss him very much. He was my doctor for over 20 years and when he performed a surgery for me in 1999, he drew a funny face on my belly. He was the best and there's no one who can replace him. My condolences to his family and co-workers. He is riding the big motorcycle in the sky now and I'm sure his dog babies are with him.
My heart goes out to his family. I am so sorry to hear that such a great man has passed away. I will always remember him as the caring and loving Doc I know.
My deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Ganderson. He was truely a very special person. I was a patient of Dr. Ganderson for a number of years. I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Ganderson. Not only did he provide me with the utmost care, but he treated me like I was a personal friend. I will always remember him with the greatest affection. I will never forget how he drew a big smiley face on my belly after he delivered my son by C-section. It always brings a smile to my face. He really had a great sense of humor. I wonder if he knew how much he was loved? Dr. Ganderson will be greatly missed. My prayers are with his family during this most difficult time.
Dr Ganderson was the best dr I could have had. His sense of humor helped through me through a rough time. He delivered my second daughter and everytime I see "an old man on a motorcycle" I will think of him!
11 yrs ago he brought my daughter into this world , my heart goes out to his wife and family so sorry for your loss he will be missed by many.
My prayers are with Dr. Ganderson's wife and sons. I just received the letter informing me of his passing and I am typing this through tears. I have known Dr. Ganderson for over 11 years. He was one of the doctors that cared for me while I was pregnant and since then. I have laughed many times that I look forward to going to the "shed 'em and spread 'em" doctor because I looked so forward to hearing his stories and seeing pics of the dogs. He has teased me for years and I will so miss that bond. He was a great guy! I am so sorry for Ellie and his other assistants. I can't imagine the loss you feel. He will be missed.
My heart and prayers go to the family and friends. I was so saddened to hear of this. He was instrumental in my care and delivery of all 3 of my children. His sense of humor always made me smile. There will never be another Dr. Ganderson. For the over 20 years I knew of him, I will truely miss him and all the pictures of family and his dogs. My husband was always jealous of the Motorcyle.
I just can't beleive he's gone. He was an awesome doctor. He had a great personality and he had a great bedside manor. He has helped many people. There are just no words for how great he was. My condolences to his wife and sons.
I just received the letter telling me of Dr.Ganderson's passing. He was a great Man and was my doctor for over 25 yrs. He delivered both of my beautiful daughters and was their doctor also as they became older. He will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones.
I had an appt. Friday that should have been with Dr.Ganderson,but had to pick another Doc from the group, although they were very good it was not Stephen and it was harder than I thought. As I signed in the tears started, when the new Doc came in the room the tears started the Doc was very sympathetic and understanding. But as all of us know that were patients of Dr.G he and his ways were special to us all and no one will ever fill his boots.
We will miss you Stephen.
Rest in Peace and God Bless
Dr. Ganderson delivered my daughter over 2 years ago. He made that pregnancy almost fun and relieved all of my fears. We will miss him greatly.
I just received the letter telling me of Dr.Ganderson's passing.I feel so sad.He was my doctor for many years until my husband and I retired to Virginia.He kidded me that someday when he retired he would come and ride his Harley to visit us on the BlueRidge Parkway.I am so sorry for his wife and sons.
My sincerest condolences to Dr. Ganderson's family and loved ones. I was shocked and very sad to hear of his passing. He delivered my daughter almost 4 years ago and will always be part of our family for that reason. The picture of him and I with my newborn baby girl is still in my daughters baby book. I will think of him with fond memories every time I see that picture. I loved his sense of humor and even my husband was able to connect with him over their mutual love of motorcycles. RIP Dr. Ganderson
Dr.Ganderson was not only my doctor for 30+ years but a dear friend. Delivering all 3 of my children(and at each visit, refusing to take them back)my heart goes out to his family and to his nurse, Ellie. He was one of a kind.
It was just there a few months ago, I had my visit with Dr Ganderson. We talked about the importance of taking care of oneself, becuase life was too short!(mmm...) He delivered our son 12 years ago, and we recived several Harley Davidison, outfits because we always talked about Dr. G love for his Harley, (although he switched to a BMW motorcycle). As stated by a response "he can't be replaced! I am at a loss and my family is equally sadden. the Womens Place won't be the same!! May God keep your family strong.
I cannot wrap my head around the fact that you are gone!! Why did you have to go? Look at all these people who's lives you touched in so many ways including mine! Can you see how much you are loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing you?! You are an amazing Dr and there will NEVER EVER be another one like you! Other Dr's should model themselves after you!!! I cannot imagine going to the office and you not being there. It was amazng the way you treated everyone...you had this gravity that just sucked people to you! I remember the day I met you and Ellie, I was terrified and so sick...and after that visit that was it I was hooked, and from that day I never went to anyone else...you are an amazing person who is truly going to be missed! I always told you that you could never retire because you had to always be there when I needed you! Thank you Dr Ganderson for being the most amazing Dr ever! Thank you for taking such good care of me during my two pregnancies and most recently from being so sick...I never lost faith that you would always make things better! I am truly going to miss you my friend! I am just greatful that I got to see you a few weeks before you left and at that appt I got the biggest hug from you after you told me things were better, and I will hold onto that forever! Thank You Dr. Ganderson, thank you for everything!
My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Ganderson and her children. Dr. Ganderson was my doctor for many years. I always appreciated his direct, no-nonsense approach. He was respectful, compassionate and I can't imagine who could ever replace him.
Dr Ganderson saw me thru my pregnancy in 07-08...His sense of humor and kindness will be missed by all, a truly great man who touched the lives of many
I also just received the letter from Dr. Ganderson's office. I am deeply saddened... more than you can imagine. Three years ago this November I was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. He performed the surgery that ultimately saved my life. I am walking around today because of him. I cannot express my gratitude enough. He was an amazing doctor.
I am sad to hear of Dr Gandersons passing. He will be greatly missed. I am honored to say he was my OB/GYN. My prayers are with his family.
My deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Ganderson's family. Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful person, friend and doctor. He always knew how to treat his patients with kindness, humor and concern for his patient's needs. I have never had a doctor that I felt so comfortable with and I will truly miss him as I am sure many of his patients will miss him as well. May he find happiness in the after life doing what he loved most.
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Ganderson's family and friends. Dr. Ganderson had been my doctor for more than 16 years. He delivered 2 of my 3 girls. He was a very caring doctor that always put me at ease with his humor and delightful spirit. I am shocked and deeply sadden to hear of his passing. He is the standard that I will measure any and every other doctor against. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed.
I just received a letter notifying me of Dr Ganderson's death.. I will truley miss the care he gave me for over 28 yrs..He was a wonderful Dr and i will always remember the good times and the way he made me feel comfortable.My condolences go out to the family...
Just found out that Dr. Ganderson past away, how sad. He delivered my son 18 years ago and has been my doctor ever since. I will truly miss him. He was a wonderful person and doctor. My condolences to his family. Andrea(Syracuse)
My deepest condolences to Mrs. Ganderson and her children. Dr. Ganerson was a kind, caring man who treated me and all of his patients with respect and gentle concern. His smile lit up the room, his sense of humor was healing in and of itself, and his "cooooool" was always a welcome sound whenever he spoke. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Enjoy your ride Steve!
Norma.. hold onto that special person you are. So many people have been touched by your kindness now its time for us to share with you. Its been too many years since I've seen you but I still easily recall your happy laughter. You are in my thoughts. Robyn Fisher
My name is Genny. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Ganderson. He was my doctor for many years. Every year it was like seeing an old friend. Most women I spoke to dreaded the visit, I had some reservations but always thought that how comfortable Dr G made me. He will be truly missed.
Just recieved the letter from Dr. G's office and to say the least i'm in shock. I've been a patient for a few years now and deeply saddened to hear the news. So sorry to the family and friends of Dr G's. for your loss. He touched my heart and will be missed. Angela
I just learned of Dr. Ganderson's passing in an email from a friend. I am shocked beyond words. I first met him while pregnant w/ my daughter 16 years ago. I was w/ another Dr. in the practice and thank God for their practice of "rotating through the Drs." or I never would have met this wonderful man. He has always treated me as a person, not a patient. He always asked to see pictures of my kids. I could email him any medical question and he would always have an answer for me. I considered him "a friend". I am truly at a loss. I will miss him immensely.
Dr. Ganderson was an amazing man & doctor & he will be greatly missed. I'm sure he's been reunited with his puppies who have passed on though. I will always remember telling him I had quit smoking and now he could stop playfully hitting me, which he did whenever I told him I was a smoker. I was never as comfortable with another doctor and was glad to have had the honor to have met him, and I always watch out for bikers.
My name is Joanne. I was very shocked and saddened to get the letter in the mail about Dr. Ganderson's passing away. He was my doctor for many years, and I always felt very safe and comfortable with him. He could never be replaced. My heart goes out to his family. He was always so full of life!
I first met Dr. Ganderson many years ago when he first began his career. I thought he was an exceptional doctor then, and I am deeply saddened at this great loss for everyone who knew him. How gratifying it is, all these years later, to know how much he was respected and appreciated by his patients. What a legacy he leaves!
Where do I begin.. My name is Donna and I have just gotten a letter in the mail informing me of the great tragic loss, to me and so many women who I am sure have created the same bond with Stephen as I have.. I am in shock and dont know what I am going to do without him in my life.. I just ask him in April if he planned on retiring soon, that he cant. Because I dont know what I would do, he told me no, dont worry, it made me feel good to here that.. I am 47 years old and never wanted to go see a gyn because it was very uncomfortable, but since the first time in 1989 that I started going to him he always made me laugh with some of the best jokes and made me feel at ease.. I could go on and on. He will miss his bikes and his dogs but most of all his beautiful wife and his sons who he was very proud of.. lastly I send my sorrow and my deepest regret for your loss..
he is surely missed, he was very compasionate, and a comic, that says alot these days. He's a tought act to follow.
One in a billion! I thank you for all that you have done for me and the things that you made me face.I am a better person because of you. I do not think that you can be replaced.
My heart goes out to Miss Ellie and your family. Peace Man...
I've been seeing Dr. Ganderson for more than 20 years. He always treated me with kindness, respect, and humor. I saw Dr. Ganderson twice this past August. When he said "I'm worried about you," I knew he meant it. He can never be replaced. My condolences to his both his families, in and outside of his practice.In sadness, Kathleen
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Ganderson. He was a wonderful man that helped me in more ways than can ever be expressed. He made it possible for me to have my 2 children. I will forever be grateful to him.He was an amazing doctor..You will be very missed.
I will miss him deeply. I have been with him since PHP days 1982 til now. He will be greatly missed I just loved his personality and compasion for his patients.
My condolences to the Ganderson Family. I just heard this morning so I appologize for the delay. He has been my physician for only a few years. I loved his attitude and passion he put forth in the work and treatment. He is a real "one of a kind". I will miss him. May you find comfort in knowing he touched and changed many lives along his way. May Prayers go to all who knew him! God Speed Dr G!!
I'm still in shock. How could someone so full of life be gone from us!!?? I am still processing this tragic loss we are all sharing. Dr. Ganderson don't you know how much we adored you? The most caring, out-spoken, fun-loving doctor I've ever come across. It's impossible to me that he's gone. But, yes, forever in our hearts. RIP Dr. Ganderson.
My sympathies to the family. May you find strength in your memories.
Dr. Ganderson is the only doctor who cared enough about me as a patient. I had seen many doctors who sent me here and there for different tests and it was Dr. Ganderson who said that in his office with his resources we ill come to the bottom of my health problems. I have not yet made it to my appointment at which he would have given me the results of all the tests he had been running. I can not find the strength to see another doctor just yet as Dr. Ganderson was different than so many others. He cared like no other doctor and he made a promise to help me. I am only 21 years of age and struggle with so many health problems. I have never favored a doctor as much as I have Dr. Ganderson and he will truly be missed by so many.
I am so sad to hear about the loss of Dr. Ganderson. He was a wonderful doctor and I will miss not seeing him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the people who worked so close to him. He will be dearly missed.
dr ganderson has taken care of me for 12 years and delivered my 2 little girls. my heart broke when i read the letter that was sent and i am so sad that i will not have the chance to see him again. he has touched my life in so many ways. you were a fabulous doctor who became a great friend and will be missed terribly. SBG you made this world a better place. thank you for being you :) M
I was shocked to hear of Steve's death, as I was out of town - my mom had just died Tues. Stevie G- what a remarkable man- I had the honor of working with him as a nurse in Labor & Delivery. He joked with his patients, but always treated them with respect and he knew his stuff. You'd always hear him say, "C-O-O-L!!" and never knew what he would be wearing. He was a remarkable doctor and wonderful man- a bit bazaar at times, but, that was just Stevie G!! I know he is in God's hands- and can imagine the joking and fun times happening up in heaven. I thank God for the privilege I had working with him. He touched so many lives- of people he worked with, but moreso, the lives of the couples he worked with as he delivered their babies. Thank you God, for such a caring man. He will be greatly missed.
I just recieved noticed of his passing my deepest sympathies, He will be very well missed as a lovely person and a doctor who can make you laugh in good times or bad. I will miss looking at his ceiling during lovely visit of puppies. LOL I will never forget Dr.Granderson.
I am so saddened to hear of Dr G's passing it brought me to tears immediately. I looked forward to seeing him every year. He gave showed such kindness and compassion to me at a time when I needed it the most. I still have the prescription for Jack Daniels he gave me when I thought my whole world was crashing. I will SO miss him. My condolences to the family, he was truely a wonderful doctor and human being. I'm sure he is riding a Harley where ever he is.
My condolences to your family, I also just found out by a letter from your office. You were the GREATEST AND FUNNIEST DOCTOR I had. I met you in 1989 your php days, thankfully when you left my insurance changed and I could follow you. You will be GREATLY MISSED, no one can ever fill your shoes.. Don't forget all the teddy bears in the office.
Going to miss your smile and all the care! there is and never going be a Dr. like you. Been seening you senice 81. God bless your family. You will be missed by all who knew you.
My heart just sank when I opened the letter from North Med. I don't know who will ever replace the man who saved my life in 2009. I would not be here today if it wasn't for his fast and accurate decissions he made on that day in January. He became my doctor that day. My heart goes out to his wife and family for such a loss. Thoughts and prayers will continue for all the family.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Ganderson. He was my doctor for 25 years and also was my mother's Dr. He delivered both of my children - by C-section- one was breach- 2001 , and the other in 2003. I will be forever grateful for the special gift of my dear children. Dr. Ganderson also took care of the whole person, always reminding me to wear my seatbelt when driving and letting my mother know quite bluntly, she was not looking so well and should seek further treatment for her fibromyalgia- which she did- ( she always listened to Dr. Ganderson). My deepest sympathies goes out to his family (whom he also always talked so fondly about), as well as the staff at the office.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dr. Ganderson. I will miss him terribly. He was the best Doctor any patient could ask for. He always made me smile and laugh. I started seeing Dr. Ganderson 20 years ago. Can not image going there and not seeing him. I am so going to miss him.
Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful doctor. He delivered my first daughter by c-section, saving both our lives. I am eternally greatful. He was my favorite doctor and certainly I will never find one just like him He was so funny and always made me feel comfortable. He will be so missed!! I am so sorry for your loss, it is a big one.
My deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Dr. Ganderson. He was a wonderful, funny and kind-hearted man. Dr. Ganderson delivered my two daughters...joking the whole time. I will never forget during the delivery of my second daughter three years ago when he paused before beginning the c-section so that the right James Taylor song could be found on the CD player! He was truly one of a kind and will be missed so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you...may you find peace in knowing how many lives he touched and how many smiling faces and healthy lives (and babies!) he was responsible for.
I just received the sad news of Dr Ganderson passing. Sincere condolences to Mrs Ganderson and his children. Dr Ganderson was a wonderful doctor; one of a kind. He took time with his patients and showed genuine care. He had a good sense of humor and treated you with respect. Dr Ganderson will truly be missed.
I was so sad to hear of your passing. I always looked forward to hearing your dog & motorcycle stories. You were my favorite doctor since you delivered my daughter almost 19 years ago. A few years back you became her doctor too. You will be greatly missed! My condolences to the family of Dr Ganderson, a caring doctor & great man!
Dr Ganderson .....you will be missed terribly.... I always looked forward to seeing your smiling face and hearing your funny jokes! You were truely one of a kind. You are in a better place my friend... my doctor. <3 Shannon (Dewitt NY)
I was saddened to hear of your passing. You were the best doctor and you became a good friend. Because of you I am finally healthy. My sympathies to the Ganderson Family, you are all in my prayers.
He was the first doctor that acted like he cared. I am truly deeply sorry for you loss.
My feelings are so hurt of your passing. My sympathies go out to your family and friends. Dr. Ganderson was a great doctor. I will never forget his sense of humor and his bedside manor. He will definitely be missed.
Dr. Ganderson you were the best MD I have ever met! I will really miss you and your awesomely funny bedside manner, and jokes which made it fun to actually go to the Dr's office! My deepest sympathy to The Ganderson family too! This is such a horrible loss of a great person! You will be missed by many! :(
My condolences to the Ganderson family and friends. Dr. Ganderson was a great doctor who delivered my child 20 years ago. I will remember his smile and joking nature. He was a great doctor and will surely be missed.
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel that you are gone. The world has not only lost a truly amazing doctor but also a man with such pure love and vision into every woman he touched. I am lighting a candle for your safe return home. God bless you Dr Ganderson
I'm so sad to have heard of your passing. You were a great doctor and I always felt in great care with you. You will be missed by all.
I will miss you Dr. Ganderson
My sympathies go out to Dr. Ganderson’s beloved wife and sons and to his Womens’ Place family, especially Miss Ellie, and indeed, to us all over this terrible, sudden loss. I felt I had been punched when I read his name in the paper that morning. A younger doctor told me years ago, when he learned I was his patient, that the most important lesson he learned in all his medical training was from Dr. G. He taught him that it is as important how you treat the person as how you treat the patient. I remember when he called me personally to tell me a test indicated I needed a procedure. He explained the procedure in detail and that it would be painful, with after effects. He told me he recommended that I get it and soon, but that it was up to me, think about it and call when I was ready. Then he asked if he could put me on hold. Very shortly, I heard a woman’s voice saying, “OK, what time is good for you?” and I had to laugh. After the procedure, he had called my home before I even got there to ask how I was and left a message for me to call and let him know.
It was my pleasure to bring you brownies and wine, “the sweeter, the better”. I will miss the caring, the humor, the bears, the photos and the honest straight-forwardness. No one can ever fill those boots. RIP and ride well my dear Doctor.
Having just moved to the CNY area last December I was happy and relieved to find such an amazing doctor like Dr. G right off the bat. Right away he has a way of making you feel comfortable with his no-nonsense and proactive approach to women's medicine. His sense of humor helped too :-) I never once left his office with that awful feeling that your doctor isn't doing enough. He joked a few times if I "would be having children in his lifetime". It saddens me that he will not be around for that-I know my babies and I would have been in very good hands.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and associates. There should be more doctors in this world like Dr. G.
Coming to Dr. G's office was like visiting a dear, old friend. He had a gift for uplifting spirits no matter the situation. He gave to us all and will be missed very much. Dr. G, I envision you one last time riding off on your Harley into a beautiful sunset, only to turn to all of us with a wave and smile. Thank you Doc.
I have been in shock since I heard this terrible news on Thursday. I was lucky to be Dr. Ganderson's patient for 20 years. He helped me through two pregnancies and delivered my first child, joking the whole time. He even made me laugh even though I was so scared. He had the most incredible way with people, but for all the joking around he did, you always knew that he was an amazingly smart, observant doctor and truly cared about his patients. I always felt I was in the best hands with him watching out for me. I have been so saddened all these days knowing he's no longer in this world. I almost feel silly to be taking it this hard but it feels like losing a family member. Today I went to his office for an appointment with one of his partners and I missed him so very much. I pray that he is resting in peace and can feel the love of all the people he touched. He truly left a hole in many hearts by leaving us so suddenly. Rest in peace, Dr. G-you are loved and missed so much.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Ganderson family. He was truely an amazing Dr. 11 years ago I meet him. At That time i knew he would be my doctor. He had a away of making you feel comfortable, even at the hardest decesions to make about having to have a c-section, but when the dr comes in bouncing on the birthing ball you knew everything was going to be ok. Then having my daughter, he told me if i needed anything he was there for me. Its amazing to have a caring doctor like him. He will truley be missed more then he could of ever imagined. Doctor Ganderson rest in peace, Your family truley had a gifted man i m thankful that i got to meet you when i did.
I am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of the BEST ob/gyn in the world. Stephen was not only a Great Doctor, but a Great friend, irreplaceable! My family and I will miss him greatly.
Dr.G loved life and grabbed onto it with both hands.
We never know how much we are valued until we are gone. Now you can look down upon us and see how much you were appreciated and how much we cared about you. If Doc G. would have only known how much he was loved and will be missed, just maybe he wouldn't have to ride that Harley to the Pearly Gates.
You will be greatly missed and will never be replaced. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family and friends especially "your right hand" Ellie and all of us who had the privilege to have known you!
You will be missed forever. I know when you reach the Gates, God will reward you, and you will be at peace now enjoying your new life to the fullest. May you rest in peace and find your happiness in heaven with your Harley and all of the Angels. God Bless You my friend....this "youngin" is going to miss you. RIP Doctor G..
I still can't believe you are gone. Who will take care of me like you did? There isn't another like you. Brilliant. Funny. Kind. I will miss you...so, so very much. Please keep an eye on me from heaven. I wish you peace my friend.
I am very shocked and saddened by this loss. My heart goes out to his family. As everyone has stated, he was a very special man and medical professional - I have been through a lot medically over the years and he was always there to help me laugh and get me through. I moved away a few years ago and finding another doctor I trusted and that cared about my health as much as Dr. G did was one of my biggest concerns. As I suspected, he is irreplacable. RIP.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Ganderson family and the staff at the Womans Place.Dr Ganderson has been my doctor for 9yrs.and what a great doctor he was.He delivered my first daughter 9 yrs ago and helped me through a difficult pregnancy 6 yrs ago. A,lthough he was not there to deliver my second child he gave me the care and support that my family and I needed to get through such a serious situation that we were faced with because of Dr. G. my daughter and I are here today. I will never forget him as he would always ask how the kids and the old man were doing every time I went for my appt.What a very kind, caring and loving man he was. He will be greatly missed .
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ganderson family. He saved my quality of life when he diagnosed my MS. Dr.G was awonderful,caring professional. He will be greatly missed.
My deepest sympathy to the Ganderson family. Two years ago he diagnosed me with Multiple Sclerosis. It gives me strength everyday,when I remember his words "If you have to have a disease this is the one to have" I live every day knowing how lucky I am because of his words. He was a wonderful doctor and will be truly missed.
What a very special and gifted person Dr. Ganderson was. He delivered both of my sons and used humor always to put everyone at ease, but when it came to any complications he became "SuperStork".... I have so many great lines that he used like, "...a day without chocolate is a day you should stay in bed!!" and .."scoot down, Skinny"...always making those appts. memorable but he always let you know he cared a great deal. I loved how he shared his life with all of us with the many pics. in his office and "toys" around the room. It breaks my heart to know I will never get to share another Smile or Hug from him, so sorry to his wife and children. He was so proud of you (and especially his new puppy.......) Thanks for all the care, Ticia F.
I am finding very difficult to hide the tears as i sit here and remember the day Dr. G saved my mom's life. Just weeks later he performed major surgery on her and my brother and I went to visit her. I was petrified when Dr. G entered the room and asked if she was my mom as he was dressed in a harley leather jacket and jeans. I told him she was and he said "oh good, I knifed her this morning." I burst out in tears and just 4 years later became his patient. He had such a special way of making our yearly encounters comfortable. He was the BEST and i truly dread the thought of having to find another doctor. Dr. G you will be terribly missed by so many.
You are loved rest in peace Dr. G
Dr. Ganderson brought me into this world 27 years ago...he was my mother's docotor for a long time. He was also my doctor when I was pregnant with my now 7 year old and my 3 year old as well. He was a wonderful doctor and I can't imagine going to another doctor.... I saw him not long before her passed in his office at my appointment. Its funny how you see one person one day and they seem fine and the next thing you know they are gone. I know one thing for sure...I will miss you doctor ganderson....''For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, Jesus, so that whoever believes in him shall not die but have everlasting life.'' -John 3;16
sbg you made the work day better with your smile, you even smiled when i was a newbie and screwed up may you smile and find peace red
To the Ganderson Family
I'm at a loss for words regarding the passing of this remarkable man who took such good care of me for many years. May be passing be mourned by the entire medical profession as well as all of those "lucky ladies" he took care of. Rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. G's family and work family. He was absolutely the best of the best. He has center stage in the champion of men. he'll always be my hero and friend. Good bye, Doc.
My thoughts and prayers to the Ganderson family. Dr. Ganderson was a great person and compasionate Dr.
My Sympathy wholeheartedly goes out to Mrs. Ganderson, Josh and Adam who I do not even know, only through pictures in Dr. Ganderson's office. Also to his wonderful dedicated nurses who saw me so many times during pregnancy 5 years ago. I'll never forget my delivery of a healthy son at age 41 at St. Joseph's hospital and Dr. Ganderson's astuteness, excellance and confidence during delivery. I had to wait "to push" as he was delivering a baby in another room. My Dad from Utica shook his hand 7 minutes later and said "Thank you for caring for my daughter." I'll keep that picture we took of myself, Brandon and Dr. Ganderson forever. I saw him 3 weeks ago and he again "jumped" on the problem and was so thorough. I only wish he could Know how important he was to so many people who "loved him" as their doctor. May God bless his family and hold them in his embrace as God holds Dr. G now, and all of us who were his "family'(as he called us after he stopped delivering babies couple years ago) will really miss him. Melissa C. Camillus, NY
My prayers are with Dr.'s family at this time. He is thought of often. I couldn't have asked for a better person to deliver both my sons. RIP Dr. G. You will forever be missed. Thanks for everything!!
Rest in peace Dr. Steve! You were truly a visionary in a world full of the blind. Thanks for all of the guidence you gave me.
I would like to send my sympathy to Dr. Ganderson's family and staff. I was a patient of his for many years. He was so knowledgeable and humorous. We will all miss him very much. Karen Tietjen
Dr. Ganderson brought my son into the world 27 years ago. I had never met him prior to that day, but I remember he had great bedside humor as he told pink elephant jokes during the delivery! My sympathy to his wife and children!
My thoughts and prayers to go out to his family and loved ones. He was my doctor for 22 years. I had hoped to have my daughter go to him as well. He will be missed. He always made some of the most uncomfortable situations, bearable, with a smile or laugh.
My prayers are with you during this difficult time, Norma. May God give you the strength you need for the next several months. May you find peace.
To Mrs Ganderson and Sons,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father.I,too, am saddened that I shall never see him as my gyn doctor again.My prayers for you in the months ahead.
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Gandy! He delivered my beautiful daughter just three years ago this August. I will never forget the wonderful care he gave us and the really neat smiley face he drew on my belly after delivering our daughter. His sence of humor combined with his excellent care was just the experience i was looking for when delivering my first. Then just last year I saw him to confirm our second pregnancy but was very saddened when he told me he was no longer delivering. He left high standards for my next ob to follow and as i predicted my second experience was nothing near what Dr. Gandy had. Except my new ob said in the or that my last ob did an awesome job last time!
You truly touched many lives by helping god bring his most beautiful work into this world! May God bless you on this next journey, and may we all meet again someday. Until then i wish your family all of gods strenght to get through this tough time.
Aslo god bless Ellie for all your work with Dr. Gandy may time ease that void as well.
I was so sad to hear about Dr. Ganderson. Norma-He was so sweet the day I left North Med. He said "we'll try to get you back". I knew it wasn't up to him, but I appreciated him saying it. His patients adored him! My prayers are with the entire family and, also, his sidekick- Miss Ellie. May you rest in peace SBG. Play nice with the Angels!
Dear Norma and Family, My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May you find more peace with each passing day.
My thoughts go out to the family for their loss. He was my.Dr, for 24 yrs and thought he showed very high respect for everyone .He always knew how to make you smile.He delivered my 2 children, He will be missed,(Denice DelFavero Camillus.NY)
My prayers go out to Dr. Ganderson's family and his office staff especially "Miss Ellie". He has been my doctor for the past 24 years, since I was 16 years old. I looked forward to seeing him every year, and who looks forward to that. But he always made you feel special and treated you as you were his #1 patient. I laugh everytime I think of him and waking up after my surgery with a huge smiley face drawn on my belly:) RIP Dr Ganderson, I hope your riding your Harley and have your dogs by your side. I will miss you dearly.
May angels on Harleys greet Stevie B. where ever his spirit has landed (that certainly would render him speechless as he rode!)...and may his family find a measure of peace in all of the love he left behind.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Norma and the rest of the family. He was my Doctor for many years and it is so sad to hear about his loss.
I will never forget as a brand new graduate nurse seeing "Doc.G" walk onto the floor and what was he wearing? Hip wadders and a big yellow rain jacket. I asked him why he was wearing that outfit. The sun was out and shining bright. He said to me,"Oh I am Dr.G. Just ask around." I never laughed so hard in my entire time as a nurse and I will never forget the joy he brought to the profession. He treated his patients like gold and the nurses too. He will be missed. Until we meet again. Ride off into the sunset my friend.
My heart aches for a life lost. I worked with Steve at PHP on Erie Blvd and I have happy memories of his bedside manner. May God hold his family close at this difficult time.
To the Ganderson Family: My thought and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. If Doc G. would have only known how much he was loved and will be missed, just maybe he wouldn't have to ride that Harley to the Pearly Gates. I'll miss you Doc, more than you'll ever know.
Where will I find a Dr. that makes me feel beautiful, that will hold my hand and skip me down the office hall. Where will I find a Dr. who draws smiley faces on bellies after delivery. Where will I find a Dr. that tickles feet and tells me not to kick him in the you know where. Where will I find a Dr. that calls me love, or offers to bring me to the hospital on the back of his Harley. where will I find a Dr. that asks how young I am or notices when I change my hair style. I will never be able to replace Dr. G. and I will always remember him and will miss him dearly. My condolences to his family and all those whose lives he has touched.
Even after a few days it is still hard to belive that Dr.Ganderson is gone. What a wonderful human being he was as you can tell from all the entries. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the lives he touched. I had an appt with him on Friday it will be hard to keep knowing it will be with someone else and not Dr. G . I will miss you.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Dr Gandersons passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife,sons and all his family. Dr G talked very highly of his family also showed it with the wonderful pictures in his office. I met Dr G for the first time the day I was sent to the hospital for observation during my pregnancy. 13 hours later he delivered my daughter by C-section. Just talking to him made me feel like I knew him for years. Made me laugh even when I was in pain. Dr Ganderson will be greatly missed. My thoughts go out to Miss Ellie and the rest of the staff also. It will not be the same without Dr Gandersons witt. As doctor Ganderson would say at the end of each visit watch out for and old guy on a motorcycle. Keep riding Dr G:)
He saved my best friend's life.
Thank you, Dr.Ganderson.
What a wonderful tribute to an extraordinary man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
20+ years,everyone always asked why I drove from Auburn to see a Dr,I would tell them "You don't know this Dr." I would have driven much farther!!!He did make you feel like "You're perfect". I'm going to go try some apple vodka and think of you Dr. G.
At the calling hours today I introduced myself to his family as Dr. Ganderson's favorite patient. I told them he probably told everyone that but I always knew he was telling me the truth. I have endless stories and laughs that come to mind when I think of the many hours I have spent with him at North Med. My love to Miss Ellie and to the best doctor I will ever know. You will never be forgotten...
My prayers go out to the family, friends and staff of Dr. Ganderson. He was a real genuine human being that I will miss for years to come.
Ganderson Family, My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. He was such a kind, compassinate man with always a big smile. I knew him for over 24yrs even when he was at PHP. He will be missed.
Dr. Ganderson has been my doctor for the past 29 years. He took care of me when my daughter was born 27 yrs ago a year later he told me I was precancerous, he took the time to call me the morning before leaving on vacation with his family. I in turn sent him a fruit basket that morning which he picked up on his way out of town, to thank him for everything he did. My daughter also became his patient. He always promised my daughter and I he would never retire. I have never had a doctor like him who was so caring, thoughtful, funny there is not enough words to describe him and no one can replace him. I don't know what we will do without him. Watch out for those harley's.
Dr. Ganderson was the best doctor in the world. He always made me smile and laugh, and I loved the way he called us "love". My heart goes out to his family and his staff and especially Miss Ellie. Dr. Ganderson will never be forgotten. I dont think I will ever find a doctor as compassionate as him. We went to the calling hours saw a framed saying ( I think Dr. Cummings pointed it out to us) If anyone can remember it or knows where it came from please contact me. It was nice. Rest in peace, Dr. Ganderson. <3 <3 <3
So sorry to hear Syracuse is losing the best obgyn's and my sympathy goes out to his wife, family, dear friends, and his patients, as well, who I know will miss him very much.
To the family of Dr Ganderson. I am so sorry for you loss. Dr Ganderson was a wonderful doctor with the best sense of humor ever. He used to make me tell him jokes during my examinations and he always had a better one for me. I truly loved him. Best doctor ever. From this turn out on the guest book, I can see he touched a lot of lives. This is a tremendous loss. Please stay strong. I am sure he's smiling down from heaven and telling St Peter a joke or two before entering the pearly gates.
Dr. G was my OB at PHP and delivered my beautiful firstborn daughter Michelle, 22 years ago. Reading the loving words of his patients reminded me of a memory I had forgotten...the foot tickling! Being a nervous 18 yr old, he put me at such ease. How blessed was I! My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and staff and patients. I know he will be greatly missed.
Dr. Ganderson was larger than life! He will be missed!
I was so sad to hear this morning of Dr.Ganderson's passing. Working with him as a partner in Ob-Gyn at PHP for years, I am reminded of the multitude of memories over those times. The social gatherings,including his boys and wife Norma (the bears!), and all of his medical expertise, and patient/staff interactions,and care! My deepest condolences to the family, and remember, he will be well thought of and missed.
My deepest sympothies to Dr G's family, friends & office staff, especially Miss Ellie. He was my doctor for over 26 years & I will really miss him. He was a real hoot & always kept me laughing, no one could ever replace him. Rest in peace Dr. G.
So sorry to hear of Dr Ganderson's passing...I will always remember the great times we all had working with Dr G. at Chestnut Ridge...He was a great Dr and everyone loved him...Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family....
To Mrs Ganderson, Adam and Josh, My prayers are with all of you at this time. Dr Steve was my doctor for 28 years and I am so sad and loss for words. I will miss his sense of humor and his compassion. I will miss on how he used to knock on the door and I would just sit there and laugh. I will never find another doctor that we both could be ourselves, he is truly one of a kind and it is a huge loss for his patients and the community. RIP Dr. Steve, I will truly miss you! Hugs to you Ellie and his staff
Dana, Steve, Aunt Norma and all the kids, We know this is devastating for you all; after reading the messages here, may you find strength in carrying on the legacy of this incredible human being and well loved man. Lori & Tim Browne
Our condolences to you and your family . We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers .
Roland & Joan Carlson
To Dr. Ganderson's family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Dr. Ganderson, I will miss your quick wit, broad smile and how you always made me comfortable for my "once a year encounter". You always made me feel like a 10 when I felt like a 2. I hope you ride thru those pearlie gates on your HARLEY. You are one of a kind.
From the title song by Michael Jackson: "Gone to soon"
Steve....I am so glad I got to tell you I love you and miss you just this past Thursday. My heart already had a big hole in it....and now it is even bigger. You were one of a kind...."crazy man" as Tom used to like to say. I will always appreciate all you did for Tom and I during that awful hell. You are one of the most loving and giving people I know....and I am thankful to have had you in my life. Check in with Tom for me....be at peace my friend. Love and Miss you always.
What an outpouring of wonderful tributes for a remarkable man! His was a life well-lived indeed. How lucky were those whose lives he touched, his family especially.
I was devastated to hear the news and I have shed many tears. He wasn't just my doctor for over 20 years, he was a friend. He had improved my life in so many ways and his kindness was incredible. He was a doctor that cared about your whole well being and always took the time to listen. He never failed to put a smile on my face no matter what the circumstance was. He will NEVER be forgotten.
Steve....I am so glad I got to tell you I love you and miss you just last week. My heart already had a big hole in it....and now it is even bigger. You were one of a kind...."crazy man" as Tom used to like to say. I will always appreciate all you did for Tom and I during that awful hell. You are one of the most loving and giving people I know....and I am thankful to have had you in my life. Check in with Tom for me....be at peace my friend. Love and Miss you always.
I just found out moments ago about the passing of one of my favorite doctors. He delivered my daughter 26 years ago, although there was a several year break due to health insurance, I returned to his care when I was able to, happily so. I fondly recall knowing that he was finally at the hospital to deliver my daughter when I smelled the popcorn. I enjoyed his wit as well as his caring manner. I enjoyed looking at all of the pictures and toys all over his office. It was clear how much he loved his family. I agree with everyone else's comments, he will definitely be missed. My deepest condolences to his family.
My sincere sympathy goes to the family of Dr Ganderson.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Ganderson family. Dr. Ganderson will be very sadly missed.
He was not only my Doctor, he was my friend and I will always be grateful for his kindness. May he rest in peace.
Our hearts are broken. Devastated by the loss of this great man who, over the course of many years, came to be like part of our family. He gave so much of himself to so many. If you weren't fortunate enough to have been cared for by Doc, you have no idea why women would look forward to their OB/Gyn visit. To him you were "just a youngin" and "you're perfect!" was his consistent diagnosis; especially if you brought brownies. Such a beautiful legacy. May God grant us the strength to carry on without him.
I first met Dr Ganderson when I was pregnant with our daughter 17 years ago. Through that 1st pregnancy he made my husband and I laugh on a regular basis. Although he was not my primary Dr. I would see him on an occasional basis. I appreciated his honesty, humor,compliments and intelligence. He was a person that one could never forget. My husband and i were shocked and saddened by the news of his death. It will not be the same when I have to return to the office for my annual visit. He was a great presence in that office.
My prayers and thoughts are with his wife, sons and his office family.
As a nurse from 4-7, I will allways remember his cheerful smile and the love he had for the open road. "Motorcyle Man". Lots of prayers and deepest sympathy to the loved ones of this memorable doc.
My prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to Dr. Ganderson's family and to all of the people who knew him. he was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly misses by us all. RIP Dr. Ganderson. Your presence here with us will be terribly missed.
My thought & prayers go to Dr. Ganderson's family. He delivered my 2 boys (1995 & 1998) and he always made me laugh. I remember sitting in his office with all his pics of his boys & his love of motorcycles.......he will be greatly missed....RIP Dr. Ganderson!!
I am sorry for your loss. Dr Ganderson was a great dr. I am going to miss him very much. He made me smile everytime I came and saw him. My prayers go out to his family.
I am deeply saddened at the passing of Dr. Ganderson. He was a kind,compassionate doctor who helped our family through good times and bad for the past 20 years. He delivered two wonderful,healthy children for my husband and I, and for that, we will always be grateful. His dedication,humor and wit will never be forgotten and difficult to replace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ganderson family. He was the best Doctor anyone could of had! He had seen me through my two pregnancies...and everything else these past 16 years.. Rest in Peace.
I cry when I think that I will never walk into your office again. I am your patient and I have shed so many tears. I used to talk about you after my appointments and tell my friends how wonderful you were. They thought I was crazy to have loved my OB GYN so much. I see I'm not so crazy after all. Dr. G. I will miss you so much. My condolences to your family and Miss Ellie, I will miss you to.
My deepest condolences go out to Dr. G's family and staff, especially nurse Ellie. I feel truly blessed to have been his patient for over 13 years. His ability to "tell it like it is" and remain compassionate in any situation is very rare these days. Dr. G you will be greatly missed.
I will miss your humor and the ability to always make me comfortable to ask you anything. You called me at home when I was having problems and had to go to a specialist and always answered my questions honestly. For that I will always treasure you.
I was a patient of yours for 31 years. We first met when I was 17. The peace of mind that you always provided me no matter what the concern was priceless. I am thankful that our lives touched one anothers. I will truly miss you my friend.
I've always told people that my children would not be here without the genius of Dr. Ganderson. Through multiple miscarriages, and two very high risk pregancies, he was there saving my life and bringing me two beautiful children. He took such great care of me, even up until the last day that he practiced medicine. That office was like a second home to me for awhile, and my heart goes out to Miss Ellie. Thank you, Doc. You were such a blessing. I pray you are resting in peace now. Thank you...
Mrs. Ganderson, Adam and Josh,
Please accept our sincere sympathy at this very sad time. Our prayers are with you and your family. His presence will be greatly missed by us all.
The laboratory team of NMFP.
Dr. Ganderson was my Dr. for many years. He always made you feel so comfortable and made routine exams over in no time.I loved the way he told me how beautiful I was and looked so young. Of course I know he told everyone that. I will never find another Dr.like him. He will be missed.
Betty Jacobson, Brewerton
I was simply crushed to learn of Dr. G's passing. My Doctor for nearly 25 years, a super human being, and the flat-out King of bedside manner. Thank you, Sir, for all you did to keep my mind and body healthy, my husband at ease during the emergency C-Section, and for never being subtle. You meant so much to so many. My sincerest condolences to Dr. G's family and coworkers.
Even though I have only known SBG since Feb it was a pleasure to work with him..as he liked to say to his patients..Dr. G your just freakin awesome..you will be greatly missed..my sympathies to the family
Dr. Ganderson was one of a kind! Hope there is a Harley waiting for him.
One visit. I had just one visit with Dr.G 20 years ago, and he left a lasting impression on me. One visit left me with 2 funny stories to tell (and I tell them still today). I knew I had just met someone special. Years later he delivered my grandsons and took great care of my daughter. Thank you Dr. G - you will be missed.
Sorry for your families loss. I met Dr. Ganderson almost 3 years ago at the birth of one of my daughters miracles. I wish for his family in time peace. Remember the good times and take care of each other. You each have an angel on your shoulder and when you feel that breeze on your face it is he whizzing by.
Dr Ganderson was an amazing doctor. He will be forever missed and forever remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
What can I say about Dr. Ganderson that every one else hasn't said. He is an amazing Dr. and a friend he will be missed forever...My prayers go out to his family and Ms. Elly and staff
Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Ganderson family. Thoughts and prayers from our family are with you at this time of sorrow.
That is awful! He was an incredible doctor who could even put a smile on the face of a woman weeks overdue in their pregnancy. Just too young to go...RIP
Norma, Josh and Adam,
Chris and I are so sad at this devastating loss. We will miss our riding buddy, our friend. What a great tribute all of these messages of love, respect and gratitude are. He was one of a kind, and we are privileged to have known him.
Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful doctor. He always made me feel so comfortable even during trying times. He will certainly be missed by many. I hope his family finds comfort in the fact that he helped so many people by being such a wonderful doctor.
I was awakened this morning by a dear friend to tell me the most sorrowful news & my tears have not stopped since. You were my Dr. for 30 years, and more than that, my friend. Your caring and giving ways were always heartfelt. Your humor & wit always gave comfort to a worried soul or just made one's day. You sat by my bedside for hours when I was in the hospital & no one could find out what was wrong with me. You were my savior & made me well again. You loved life and grabbed onto it with both hands. You were my angel & I will miss you so very much. I love you with all my heart my dear, sweet friend, and until we meet again one day there will be a void in in my heart. Be at peace my darlin' you will be missed greatly. Prayers to your family that God will place comfort & peace in their hearts. I love you ???
I have been a patient with Dr.Ganderson for over 25 years. When ever he talked about retiring, I told him he couldn't and had to wait until I moved out of the area or that he found me another physician. He will be greatly missed....Out of all the physicians I see, He has always been my favorite. Very down to earth and would always make me comfortable with his sense of humor and jokes....We will miss you....Lisa Susko (Fayetteville, NY)
I am heartbroken to hear of Dr. Ganderson's passing. He was my doctor for three of my four children, over 23 years. He was much more than my doctor, always joking to keep me at ease. With my last child, now two years old, he saved my life. Neither my son nor I would be here if not for Dr. Ganderson. My thoughts and prayers are with Norma, Josh and Adam and the staff, especially his nurse, Ellie.
My deepest sympathy to the Ganderson family at this most difficult time. As a patient, former employee of NSOG and friend of SBG I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He truly was an amazing doctor and had a heart of gold. SBG you will truly be missed.
My thoughts and prayers go to Dr. Ganderson's family. Because of Dr. Ganderson I have my beautiful twin girls who are 11 now. They were born 3 months to soon. Dr. Ganderson's quick decision to deliver them saved their lives, he told me if he had not delivered them when he did I would not have either one of them. Everyday he would stop by the NICU to check on them, I knew he would stop by now and again, but the nurses told me, he would stop in daily to see how they were doing. I thank God that my family was blessed to know him.
You will be forever missed!
I am in shock. I can't imagine not having him in my rolodex of doctors. He was so much more to me than just a doctor. He gave me an accurate diagnosis when no one else believed me. He helped me when I struggled with infertility and referred me to the awesome doctor who helped me have my little girl. He followed me through both of my pregnancies, always made me laugh, and I always thought I'd lose him to retirement, not death. :( I am so sorry for your loss, may the wonderful stories about him help you as you grieve.
My Sympathies to Dr. Ganderson's family. You changed my life immensely, where other doctors seemed to be having difficulty diagnosing me...you did the job! I will never forget your wit and wisdom. I was always comfortable in your care. You will be greatly missed as a professional and for the very caring person that you were. Thank you Doc.
I first got the opportunity to meet Dr.Ganderson when I was 27 weeks pregnant with complications. Once he knocked on the door, I didn't want to see anyone else.[and I didn't] I was under his care until our daughter was born at 37 weeks. We had the privilege of having him there for the delivery,he came in the room with his boots and apron on with tootsie pops in his pocket, throwing them at me and my husband. That was almost 18yrs ago and I always looked forward to when I would see him again. He never let me leave his office with out a hug. Since all that time my sisters, mother and two daughters also became his patients.
I painted a picture of Beemer, Harley and Winnie and that was an honor for me. I wanted to give a very special Doctor, person and friend something special back.
Dr.G you will be greatly missed and will never be replaced. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family, Ellie and all of us who had the privilege to have known him! You will be missed forever
Norma Jean, Adam and Josh,
My heart goes out to you. I know the boys probably dont remember me, its been a while! Being "Miss Ellie's" daughter, I dont remember when my mom was not his nurse, before he was part of her and our lives. Her and I have shared lots of funny stories in the last few days from the years. I will miss his hugs when I go visit the office and the jokes on my email. Dr G- I still havent opened my crown- I will one day... Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Casey Stevens Palmer
Having Dr. Ganderson as a part of one's life was a gift that can not be truly expressed with words. It was an honor to know him and a gift to have such a support in not only the good times but the more difficult ones. Remember to always enjoy your dessert first!
Norma and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We can't imagine what you must be feeling now. Please stay strong and surround yourself with family and friends and you will get through it. We are so sorry.
With love, Samantha, Lisa and Joe Paulo
I am shocked to learn of Dr Ganderson's passing. He was a wonderfully kind doctor, always stepping into the exam room telling me how young I look, or some other compliment to make me feel more relaxed. I later figured out that he paid the same compliments to all of his patients, but it was still nice to hear. He took the time to explain things and answer questions ... it'll be difficult to find a doctor to fill his shoes.
My sympathy to his family and staff.
When others doctors were giving me worst case scenarios when I had a high risk pregnancy with my daughter, Dr. Granderson assured me that everything would be all right. He found a treatment that brought me my wonderful, healthy baby girl 18 years ago. He was a wonderful man and doctor, and he always made me smile. What a loss.
I have been a patient of Dr. Ganderson's for 24 years, going back to his days at PHP through North Syracuse OBGYN and the Women's Place. He saw me through 2 difficult pregnancies, 12 years apart. We have our precious daughter thanks to Dr Ganderson's diagnostic wizardry. I will miss so many things about him - his wry sense of humor, his calling Miss Elly into the office, how he always wanted to see pictures of the kids, both human and canine. I always felt better when he entered the room and called me "Young One". God bless, Dr. G. You have touched so many lives for the better.
Dr. G was such a sweet man and an amazing doctor! I will miss him very much! My heart goes out to his family!
Dr. G was/and still is the best DR...no one can replace him...He brought me into this world and saved my sister's life. He always made me laugh no matter how bad day was going or how much pain I was in when I got to his office. Ganderson always brightened my day, not matter what was wrong he could fix it....Thanks for everything Doc! U'll never be forgotten, always in my prayers.
SBG has been my Dr. for almost 25 years. He was a Dr.that was as much a friend to confide in as he was a Dr. to respect. He had been with me through some of the hardest times of my life to the greatest joys delivering my granddaughter. He will always have a special place in my heart. You will be missed SBG!
I couldn't believe what I was reading today! My sympathy reaches out to his family and his "right-hand" Miss Ellie. Dr G was THE BEST doctor and person you'd ever want to know and I am so glad I had good fortune of having him as my doctor for the past 10 years. Miss you madly!!
Dr. Ganderson was one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He dug for answers that no other doctor could/would find, saw me through a very difficult pregnancy and gave our family the miracle that is our daughter. His quick and witty humor always brought calm to the situation. I was devastated when the practice stopped OB work and I had to go else where for my second pregnancy.
Prayers for the Ganderson family. He was an amazing person.
Norma, Adam & Josh: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish there was something I could say to make a difference. Just know that I am heart broken and feel blessed to have known him in the short time that I did. Big hugs.
Dr. Ganderson was the most amazing doctor and person. I am so glad I had the chance to be under his care and to take care of his beloved dogs. He always made me smile! My thoughts and prayers are with the Ganderson family.
I loved, loved, loved that guy. There's no other way to put it.
You out of anyone in the world, have made the biggest differece in my life. Not only did you bring my older brother and little sister to this life, but you gave my mom another chance to live hers. YOU diagnosed her with her sickness, YOU were proactive and dedicated to making her better and thanks to you, my family and I get to spend the rest of our lives enjoying her. If you hadnt been such a magnificent man and doctor, life wouldnt be the same. i never really got the chance to thank you but i know when you reach the Gates, God will reward you. You are greatly missed and going to the doctor will never be the same. Rest In Peace Doctor G.
Dr. Ganderson was a doctor who had the ability to calm his patient's fears and the knowledge to diagnosis and save his patient's life. He was the medical doctor who could make sense of medical jargon and help you navigate the frightening path ahead. He helped me through two serious medical problems and I will always be thankful for his professional expertise and compassion. My deepest sympathy to Norma, Adam and Josh......Linda
I am not a patient of 20 or more years, or or not even 10 years, but it doesn't take many years to figure out that Dr. Ganderson was one of the best. He will be greatly missed and our condolences to his family and also his work family. ~Thank you for bringing our son into this world 4 years ago and all the great care you have given me Dr. G, We will miss you.~
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dr Ganderson will surely be missed! Surely, will never be forgotten.
My family and I would like to offer our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Ganderson family and his co-workers. Without him, my son and I would not be here today. He gave us two miracles, and for that we are forever grateful. There was no one quite like him, as those who knew him can attest. We will suffer great loss, but heaven will be blessed with such a vibrant soul.
Not sure how I will walk into The Women's Place on Tuesday without you being there.....RIP Dr. Ganderson
Dr. Ganderson was definitely one of those who leaves a footprint on your life ... my oldest would be 26, my second oldest is 22 ... and Dr. Ganderson brought them both into this world in his hip waders! We have truly lost a talented and compassionate soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you that, in time, the wonderful memories will heal you and see you through.
Dr. Ganderson brought my brother into this world. He also made a huge impact in my life as he was the ONLY doctor out of the dozen I saw to actually come up with a treatment for my disorder. He will be greatly missed. No other doctor could help me like he did. He always made you laugh and knew just what to say. My thoughts and prayers to the family. He loved you dearly, as well as his newest puppy and of course the Harley.
My condolences to the Ganderson family and Women's Place staff. Dr. Ganderson was easily the best doctor I have ever known. His sense of humor always put me at ease, and I consistently used to laugh when he sarcastically asked, "Am I being too subtle?" He truly had a gift for connecting with patients, and we will all miss him greatly.
I was devastated to hear of his passing. I break into tears every time I think of him since hearing the sad news. He’s been a Dr. and friend for 30 years. He lit up the room when he came in. He gave wonderful care—because he truly cared for his patients so much! He is irreplaceable to so many of us. His warm smile, terrific sense of humor, practical advise and outstanding medical care will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family (he spoke so kindly of you all often) and his office family (especially Miss Ellie). RIP and know how many lives you've touched in such a positive way.
Dr. Ganderson will be missed. I have to agree with all the postings. I have been a patient for many years as well. He always made me laugh, we would always end up talking about our dogs, his love for his motorcycle. Dr. Ganderson I will miss you. I am going to have a hard time finding someone to replace you. My prayers are with your family and staff. Especially Ellie.
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. G's passing. He was my doctor for many years and he always remembered my complicated medical history. He saved my life once with his brilliant diagnosis that other doctors missed. I will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers to his family on their loss. He has left a big hole to fill for all of us.
We want to thank Dr. Ganderson publicly for changing our lives. He did reversal surgery on me when I was 44 years old and 4 years later God gave us a beautiful baby girl. She's been a blessing to us and we are so grateful for Dr. G's expertise and encouragement to "go for it." Our hearts go out to the family and staff at The Women's Place. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Hayes Family Fulton, NY
To the Ganderson family - My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Dr. Ganderson always talked about "Mama Bear" and his sons at every visit. He was my doctor for 20 years and delivered my 2 children. I will miss his "2 knocks" on the door at every appointment and his interesting conversations. I am sure Dr. Ganderson is riding in the clouds and looking down with a big smile. God Bless his family and colleagues.
My husband and I are saddened to learn of Dr. Ganderson's passing.. We always felt we were fortunate to have him as my OB when I had an ectopic pregnancy many years ago. We went on to have three children (he delivered one) and remember him for his kindness, humor and the big boots he wore in the delivery room... Our condolences to his family and friends...
My mom (Corine Henning- Barr) just told me about Mr. Ganderson's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss and I am thinking of you and your family. I have many fond memories of your boys and of your family.
Rachel (Cochran) Strules
Dear family of Dr. Ganderson, I have never had the pleasure of meeting your beloved, but he is/was the one responsible for my grandson, James Gemmell IV, for being in this world. My daughter, Lacey, spoke soooooooooo highly of him and was looking forward to her next pregancy only because of the excellant and caring treatment and care that he gave her. I send my deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones and I am sure that he will be missed by all whose life and lives that he touch Sincerely, Carol Falkey Swanton Onio
Dr. Ganderson has been my GYN for about 20 years. I loved his sense of humor, and made me feel comfortable talking about things that were not always comfortable. I recommended Dr. Ganderson to several girlfriends, because I really respected him. He will truly be missed.
Dr G has been my doctor for 17yrs. He was one of a kind and knew everything about me.. He cherished his new puppy and his motorcycle.. I can't believe that this has happened to such a loving man/doctor.. He will be greatly missed by me and my family.. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and just know that he will be looking down at all of us.. xoxo
Dr. Ganderson was an amazing man and I will miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and all of the staff at the Womens Place.
Rest in Peace Brother. You will be missed. Condolences to the family.
I was a patient of Dr Cutler's, but was seen by Dr. G many times over the years. I delivered 2 of my sons in his practice and both of my sisters were patients of his as well. He knew my family very very well..he just made you feel very comfortable and you knew you were in great hands. He was a very caring soul and he will be missed greatly by all who knew him. God bless Dr G. We all love you!!
Dear Norma, Carol & I were so sad to hear of his passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. We wish you strength during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family. RIP Stephen. You will always be remembered!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful person. He was kind and treated everyone he met with respect and kindness.I worked with him in OB at SJHHC and later on worked with him in the OR as well. He also delivered my first born child. He will be missed greatly. God give you all the strength you need to go thru the time ahead. Lean on all your friends and family as well as on God. Love to you all.
Dr. Ganderson was truly a great doctor and person. He made all his patients feel at comfort and ease no matter the situation. Dr. Ganderson will be missed and always remembered. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
His humor, his kindness, his professionalism, the ability he gave a person to laugh through their tears, his practicality to help you look at the obvious, wrapped up in his caring and making each and every one of his patients feel important. There are not many such as Dr. Ganderson. He will be truly missed. With deep sadness...we will all miss this GIANT of a man!! My prayers are for his family.
I worked with Dr Ganderson at NSOGA for many years. He was a very funny man, calming patients when they were in a time of crisis and when routine exams joking so things went along smoothly. He was a wonderful man. I am so sorry he and his family suffered so much.
My prayers are with you all.
it is said that we never know how much we are valued until we are gone. Now you can look down upon us and see how much you were appreciated and how much we cared about you.
Dr. G saved my life this past year, if it weren't for him I wouldn't be typing this now, he knew me so well (which is unheard of these days). I loved him and will miss him terribly. Kim (Central Square)
Dr G has been my doctor for the past 10 years or more. Words cannot express the amount of sadness that I felt upon hearing of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, other patients and coworkers. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to have known him.
My husband and I were so sad to wake up to this news today. Dr. G delivered our first two babies. It was sad enough when he stopped delivering and we had to see another OB for our third, but to hear of his passing is devastating. He was an amazing Dr. and friend, there is no other like him. Rest peacefully, Dr. G, we will never forget that you considered us family.
We are blessed to have known him and he will be dearly missed by our family. We snapped a picture of him, my husband and I after our sons were born and it still hangs on our "wall of fame" years later. We are truly sorry for your loss. God bless you during this time Norma, Josh, Adam and the office staff.
Norma, we are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a great neighbor, always a nice word to say and a helping hand to lend. We will miss seeing him pulling up on his motorcycle -- always an indication that spring and summer had arrived. I'm sure Harley and Winnie greeted him with big hugs and tail wags.
Dr Ganderson was an excellent doctor. He always took the time to listen and truly cared about his patients. There will never be a dr like him. He had a great sense of humor and always went above and beyond. He was one to tell it like it was which is one of the things I loved about him. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and staff.
With deepest sympathy to your family. We will truly miss this wonderful person in our lives. He was a fantastic doctor and even more fantastic person. He delivered three of my four daughters and taken care of me for many many years. What a sad sad day! Kelly (Phoenix,NY)
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
I am so sad to hear of Dr. Ganderson passing. He was a very kind and caring man with a great sense of humor. He knew just what to say to get you through the difficult times. He always helped me see the brighter side of things. It will be very hard to go to another doctor... no one can replace him... RIP Dr. G..... you have many that will be always thinking of you.
My condolences go out to Dr. Ganderson's family. He was my favorite Dr. of all time. He always made me feel comfortable and made me laugh even when things weren't going well. He was my Dr. for almost 20 years and later became my daughters Dr. We will miss you.
Donna & Alyssa Liverpool
To his family, your loss is felt by many many people. He was my doctor, and friend, for 27 years. He was there for the good times and the "not so good".....I always said that , if it hadn't been for him, I never would have had my boys...God bless you all at this very tough time.
Margaret Celentano (Syracuse)
There are no words to describe Dr. Ganderson. He was an amazing Dr that will be greatly missed. He never sugar coated anything but always knew how to make you laugh and feel comfortable. He delivered my daughter 3 yrs ago and I have never laughed so much as I did in the delivery room. I felt like he was more a friend and father figure at times than a Dr.
He will never be forgotten...
I was shocked and saddened by the loss of my favorite doctor. He saw me through 2 pregnancies, delivering my second child and when he was no longer practicing OB and had to send me to another doctor to deliver my third I cried. He was an absolutely amazing doctor who took the time who get to know all of his patients. He was a straight talking but very caring person. Dr. G would always say if you ever see an old guy on a red motorcycle watch out it's probably me. I will never forget you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends, and to your longtime nurse Ellie. We will think of you always.
My thoughts and Prayers are with Dr. Ganderson's family and Friends. I was lucky to have had him as my Dr who delivered my three children. I will miss him.
6 years ago my wife is preganant with our first and says she's found this great OBGYN. Fine. Then she's about a month away from the delivery so I ask to go to her doc appointment as I want to meet the person delivering our kid. And there he is: scruffy beard, jeans, cowboy boots, Harley guy, messy office. So I pull my wife aside and ask if she knows what she's doing picking this guy. No no she tells me, this guy is great and will is a perfect fit for her as her baby delivery guy. I'm still skepical, but what can I do. Then the day comes. Holy God, what a great job he did. He spent a lot of time with us prior to the actual birth: much more than other doctors would. He was cracking jokes, calming us both, and interesting. Then when the baby came, he was impressive. In the end, my wife had an 'easy' and 'enjoyable' birth: who knew THAT was possible, in large, large part due to Dr. Ganderson. He did the same thing 2 years later and another successful, healthy, easy, fun birth. Yikes was I wrong (again) and was my wife right for chosing him as her doctor. What an interesting and complex and loving person he was. We are devistated by his death.
Our deepest sympathy for the family. We were next door neighbors for 15 years. He was a great guy and will be greatly missed.
So shocked and sadden to hear of his passing...Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful doctor who really helped me through many medical situations! His caring and his humor always made the difficult times easier to cope with. Deepest sympathies and prays to his family, his collegues and his friends...this is a great loss to many.
To Dr. Ganderson's Family and Staff:
I weep as I type this having just completed a telephone call with staff to re-schedule my upcoming appointment and learned of his death. He was an excellent physician, taking time to educate patients and answer questions, along with his wicked sense of humor. He took a deep interest in all of his patients. He delivered my son twenty years ago.
My prayers to you, as he is irreplaceable to family, friends and the community.
A man who walked into a room and made big impressions and I suspect raised a few eyebrows !
like a father to my son in law Peter, honors my family at my Daughter Andreas wedding, delivers both my grandsons Zachary & Gabriel. The man rolls into then out of our lives like thunder and he will be missed.
Dear Norma, Adam and Josh please accept my condolences.
~ M a brother biker
I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Ganderson's passing. He was a special person and extremely excellent doctor. I will always remember my first meeting with him in September 1981. I had just given birth to my daughter the previous night. He woke me up by standing at the foot of my bed tickling my feet. That was 29 years ago and that's how long he has been my doctor. I will truly miss his humor and caring ways. My heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends, and co-workers. Dr. G....this "youngin" is going to miss you.
My condolences to Dr. G's loving wife and childen and family. He took care of me progressionally since 1984 and always made me feel at ease and always made me feel like a "young un". He was honest to a fault, the man could not lie if he tried. He has big botts to fill and it will be difficult to replace him as a gyn. My sympathy to all those patients who are grieving his loss.
Mary Redmond, East Syracuse
I am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of the BEST ob/gyn in the world. He was always there for his patients ( 15 years) for me, with his honesty and sincerity in his decisions. I loved going to the office and wondering what stories he would have to tell and how he would end the visit with " see you soon love"! Someday our paths will cross again Dr. Ganderson, until then have fun on your Harley! I may just honor your request and surprise you with my "belly button pierced", Miss Ellie, I am thinking of you and the devastation you must feel. He was the BEST:) May the family find strength to smile each day like he did.
Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful doctor and will be missed. I am so sad for your loss. He has been my doctor for 25 years and delivered my daughters 22 years ago. He always said such nice things about his family and was a very caring person. This is just so sad.
Dr. G was a great listener and a wonderful person. I have witnessed him be professional and take charge during an emergency that saved my life to cracking jokes and making me laugh during a time I needed it most. He later brought my son into this world and I will forever remember him for all he has done. Doc G - I will miss you. And to your family, I am truly sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.
Dear Norma, Adam and Josh:
Our thoughts and prayers are will you. As time passes, I hope you can forget the sadness and remember the beautiful memories. Stay strong. We love you all very much.
My most heartfelt sympathies go out to Dr. Ganderson's family. He is irreplaceable! I'm shocked and deeply saddened by his passing. He's been my doctor for many, many years and it truly can be said, those are some shoes that just cannot be filled. He will be greatly missed.
my thoughts are prayers are with the family he was my gyn for over 20 years he was a very understanding dr and he will be greatly missed keep your high spirits in heaven and keeps collecting all the toys and his nurses worked with him well . i wish miss him
Dr Ganderson you were an amazing man and an amazing dr. I'm greatful for having known you and having you as my dr.
I am in shock and in tears. Dr. Ganderson was the most wonderful person. He was my first and only doctor for 25 years. I will miss hearing about his wonderful family and his humor and compassion. God Bless you Dr. Ganderson. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and sons.
Doc, you brought two of my amazing boys into this world and for that I will always be eternally grateful. My heart aches knowing that I will never see you or hear your funny jokes again. You were an amazing doctor and friend. May you rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.
I was so shocked and very saddened by the loss of Dr. Ganderson. He was my doctor for many, many years and always seemed to make what was not my most favorite Dr visit a pleasant one. He always made me laugh and truly cared about his patients. He was the kindest, most caring man that I know and I will never find another Dr like him. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the family.
My heartfelt sympathy to Dr. Gs family, friends and co-workers. His compassion and wit will never be forgotten. He was a extraordinary physician, truly devoted to the care of his patients. I am forever grateful for the care he provided. He will be missed by many. God bless.
Dr Ganderson is a one of a kind. I will miss him. He actually saved my life. I enjoyed talking motorcycles with him. I know I won't find another Dr. like him. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
My condolences to the family he left behind. This is not at all how I pictured the end of our professional relationship. I was expecting a nice short letter saying he retired and is riding about the country on his bike enjoying all the fruits of his labor with his family and friends on Twitter and Facebook. This is not the end he deserved, he was too "damn" (his favorite word) young to suffer this fate. He took very good care of my GYN needs, I'm just sorry I didn't have him around sooner to deliver our children. He has a wonderful wife and I have a few of her bears and have given a few to others as comfort over the years. Dr. G didn't need to aspire to getting any more toys, he had everything a man could wish for in his own backyard and he certainly didn't come across as anyone who was materialistic, he was very down to earth and very compassionate. He may come back and haunt me for this, but he always reminded me of Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett in his later years. He had a very calming effect on his patients and he couldn't lie, that's the only trait of "House" I could see. He was nothing but truthful. I've heard "You're gonna live and also that "You could die" so you can't get more to the point than that. Guess what I'm still here and very healthy in relation to his area of treatment. My sympathy goes out to all those who have had the wonderful experience of having Dr. G deliver your infants. That's an experience I'll never have but he loved delivering babies and he took wonderful care of his patients. Professionals like him don't grow on trees and he's leaving behind real big boots to fill. Being picked to replace a physician in one of Liverpool's most prestigious group should stand on his own merit. They had to change the name from the 4 C's though after he came on board. God Bless.
Mary Redmond, East Syracuse
I was saddened to read of Dr. Ganderson's passing. He has been my OB/GYN for many years. I looked forward to Dr. Ganderson's humor and compassion during my visits to the office. I also shared his passion for motorcycles which would lead to very interesting conversations. Dr. Ganderson is one a kind and will be missed by all.
Many people might read these messages and say, "these crazy women" - devasted over the loss of their ob/gyn. If so, they didn't know Doc and never had the chance to know a man that brought tremendous comfort with his honesty and confidence with his care. I thank him for all he did for me. He was a doctor and a friend who always knew what to say and do. May god bless him and his family - I am sure he is already among the heavens riding into the sunset. I will miss you.
Dr. G was my doctor for the last 20 yrs. and was wonderul at what he did. No matter how grim you thought your situation was, Dr. G would have you thinking differently by the time you left his office. He will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my favorite doctor of 20+ years. He delivered my daughter 17 years ago and took care of the both of us. His great sense of humor got me thru the toughest of times. My condolences go out to his family and to anyone whose life he has touched. RIP Dr. G......keep on ridin' and know that you were truly LOVED.....KM and CM Syracuse
My family is shocked and saddened to hear the news of Dr. Ganderson passing. Through the years I found Dr.G to be not only the best doctor, but also just a truly amazing person. Dr. G delivered all of my children and made my family complete.
Stephen was not only a Great Doctor, but a Great friend. My family and I will miss him greatly. God Bess You my friend.
Dr. Ganderson will be missed very much by many. He helped me through some difficult times and I enjoyed his laugh, his humor, and his good heart.
You will be missed. God be with your family and friends.
He taught me how to celebrate people and life, thank you Stevie B :):)
Words cannot express how truly sorry I am to hear of Dr. Ganderson's passing. I will miss his irreverent humor and true compassion. He has been my doctor for over 16 years and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I have been with Dr. Ganderson longer than my own husband-thru 28 years of major surgeries, cancer scares, he was a funny, caring, lovely man, and his passing leaves a huge hole in my life. Ellen, I'll miss you too.
I am very saddened by the loss of Dr. Ganderson. He has been my doctor for over 13 years. I could talk to him about anything and he always found a way to make me smile. He took the time to really care for his patients. Dr. G sat with my husband and I for two hours after he delivered my second child. My son was brought to the NICU so Dr. G reassured us that he would be okay, but mostly we just talked about anything. I remember thinking what doctor would do that, he was one of kind and no words can express how much I am going to miss him. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Wow I can't believe he's gone! My family lived next door to the Gandersons for a very long time while I was growing up. He was always such a nice man. On occasion he would give me rides to school with his son. He was be deeply missed! RIP
Dr. Ganderson was a great man. I am very surprised and shocked of his passing , he was my doctor for over 15 years and delivered my sons he will be missed. Kristin (Bville NY)
Dr. Ganderson was a great man. I am very surprised and shocked of his passing , he was my doctor for over 15 years and delivered my sons he will be missed. Kristin (Bville)
We are truly saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Ganderson. His sense of humor made for easy times as he delivered all three of my children. He was both a comfort and pilar to those who were fortunate enough to have met him. He will be missed by many! I am sure he is now answering to a much higher calling. God bless you DOC! Our prayers go out to his family. Ed & Crystal Hatten
Dr.Ganderson was my favorite doctor of all time.I had surgery and he made it okay.My thoughts and prayers are with his family.There must be BROWNIES in heaven!!!
My deepest sympathy.
I am absolutely devastated and crushed as I read about Dr. Ganderson this morning. It is hard to imagine that he is no longer with us. He was my favorite doctor, compassionate, thorough, funny and he called a spade a spade. Dr. G delivered all 3 of my young children, and I was a patient of his for 11 years. I just saw him 2 weeks ago! My deepest sympathies to his family and all the lives that he has touched. There will never be another like him. RIP Dr. Ganderson!!
Words can't express how sorry I am.
Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful doctor.
He treated me like family and I will never forget him. He always spoke so
kindly of you. I know how much he loved his cars and pets. He will truly be missed here at the Sports Car Centre.
Dr. Ganderson was a wonderful and caring man. He helped us through a very dificult time. He was the best doctor that I have ever had and he will be missed. God be with his family in their time of need.
There will never be another like him, he will be deeply missed. Norma, my prayers are with you and the family. I hope he is at peace.
As many are I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dr G. He was a wonderful person and always made my visits to him a better experience with his jokes and out going personality. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family and staff. R.I.P :-(
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Ganderson. He was truly one of a kind. He was the one that was there for me and my husband through the worst time of our lives and for that we will never forget him. He helped us to go on to have two beautiful and healthy sons and for that he will always have a special place in our hearts. He will be forever missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I have had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Steve for over 30 years. I was there when he came for his interview at PHP, and he never changed. He was much beloved by his family, friends, coworkers, and patients. He made a difference in the life of everyone who knew him. Steve will be greatly missed by us all. I am picturing him surrounded by all those who went before, especially his mother-in-law and all of his four footed "children". He will be watching over us all. Thoughts and prayers for Norma, Josh, and Adam. And a special prayer for his "right hand" Miss Ellie.
Dr Ganderson was an amazing doctor. He delivered my daughter 7 years ago. He will be missed by many but never forgotten.
I was so shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Ganderson's passing. He will always have a special place in my heart and mind. I was his patient since 1981, almost 29 years to the date. My first encounter with the witty doctor was in September 1981 when he woke me up in the early morning the day after my daughter was born. I thought it odd that the doctor was tickling my feet! I will keep his hiliarious remarks and his caring ways in my heart. I send my deepest sympathies to his family. I will miss him deeply, may he rest in peace.
Sue (Brewerton, NY)
This is truely a great loss for everyone. Dr. Ganderson always knew how to make you smile and laugh even when you didn't want too. He would walk in to work and say its just another day in paradise. I hope he is in his paradise now looking down on all of us an smiling. *ashley*
Dr G is and was a GREAT MAN and BETTER DR..he helped me through 2 very difficult pregnancies and even performed difficult surgery while i was pregnant for my 2nd child...and then helped me through a gyn cancer scare and held my hand while i cried that i didnt want to go to a gyn onocologist i wanted to stay with him as my dr...I had the most fun talking about motorcycles with Dr G as my husband is a motorcycle fan also. I never did take Dr G up on his offer to take me for a ride on his ducati (i'd always tell him i prefer HARLEYS lol) REST IN PEACE GOOD DR AND YOU WERE AN ABSOLUTE CROSS BETWEEN HOUSE AND HAWKEYE PIERCE...RIP
I am devasated that Dr.Ganderson is gone. He delivered my daughter and has taken care of me for over 12 years. He was so kind and caring. Life has been altered forever.
I am a patient of Dr Cummings, but I had Dr Ganderson as a doctor many of times, mainly when I was pregnant for my 3 children, he made me laugh and was an amazing doctor. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and also to all the staff at North Med Womens Place. He will be truly missed.
Dr Ganderson was the best doctor and has the greatest personality. The will never be another doctor that had so much talent with helping and saving lives. I am grateful to have share 20 yrs of my life as a patient of his. He will be forever missed. Mary (N Syracuse)
Norma and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Dr. G was loved so much. We all love you. Diane (Cicero)
Thinking of you....always.
Dr. Ganderson was an amazing doctor & an wonderful man! He was my doctor for several years before I moved to NC. I was so fortunate to have known him. May his soul rest in peace & may God be with his family.
I was so saddened upon hearing of his passing. While not close to his family I felt the connection of community, Dr. Ganderson having delivered my oldest daughter and years later I rode the shuttle at Syracuse University with one of his sons. May he and his family find peace, he is missed.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
We are so sad at the passing of Dr. Ganderson, he delivered our first child (daughter) in 1998. He was the one of a kind, funny, cool, caring...the best doctor we ever had! Rest in Peace Dr. Ganderson you will be missed and hold a special place in the hearts of many!
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Dr. Ganderson delivered both of my children and for this I will be ever grateful - he was a wonderful doctor and I must say my favorite doctor, there will never be another like him, he will be missed tremendously. - Michelle Waskiewicz (Constantia, NY)
I am so sorry for your loss. He was my OB/BYN for 12 years. Dr ganderson was caring, funny,encouraging and made you feel good about yourself. God Bless him and may Gob help you all through this hard time.
He gave my son his highest rating, 'He's as cute as a puppy!'. He gave me and my family the gift of having the privilege of being touched by an amazing human being whom we will NEVER forget...
Dr. Ganderson was a truly amazing man. He helped me get through the most difficult time in my life. I am forever indebted to him for making me laugh when times were tough and continuing his enthusiasm and zest for life throughout the 13+ years that I knew him. He loved his family, patients, staff and of course, motorcycles, dogs and the cookies I felt compelled to bake for him on each visit. May you rest in peace. Your spirit will always be with us.
I was truly saddened to hear of Stephen's passing. He has treted me for 20 yrs and also my daughters. We had a friendly and professional relationship. I will miss his jokes and advice. My heart goes out to his family at this very difficult time. Therese Gallup LPN (syracuse)
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Ganderson's family. He was a remarkable man, and truly loved what he did for a living, and he was really good at it. He has a way of putting your fears to rest, and getting you to look at the positive picture. I have been a patient of his for about 17 years, and he will not be easily replaced.
MAY YOU FIND PEACE AND HAPPINESS RIDING YOUR DUCATI ON THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ROAD ON A WARM SUNNY SPRING DAY FOREVER. REST IN PEACE AND HAPPINESS DR G
Dr. Ganderson was the BEST doc i had around. He always made you laugh or smile no matter how uncomfortable you felt. He was my doc for 8 years and he will be truley missed alot.
I am so saddened by the loss of Dr. Ganderson. He delivered both of my daughters. He was so full of life. He is now in heaven riding his motorcycle with his dogs chasing behind him. My thoughts are with his family. - Kerry (Fayetteville NY)
My sympathy to Dr. G's family. As a nurse at St. Joseph's Hosp. I assisted Dr. G. with many circumcisions and had many interesting conversations with him. He always made me smile. He will be missed!
Dr G delivered my daughter and saved her life at birth. May his soul rest in peace.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Ganderson was an amazing doctor, caring, humorous and tough. I was privileged to have him as an OB/GYN for 7 years. He will be forever missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
My thoughts & prayers are with Dr. Ganderson's family. He could take any situation and always find humor in it. He was a wonderful person and doctor and will be sadly missed.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dr G is and was one of the best drs in the area...He helped me through 2 very difficult pregnancies and even helped me through a gyn cancer scare when he had to refer me to an oncologist...So literally he saw me through great and bad. I will miss talking of motorcycles with him as my husband is a motorcycle nut too. We never got to go for that ride Dr G. I hope you are riding that beautiful country road now