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Katonda Dublin is having a hard time making sense of how and why her sister and brother-in-law died.
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Joe

Perrysburg, OH

#1 Feb 8, 2011
Two people with health issues -- a sister that called every day -- but was not getting answers to the calls --- was worried --but not that worried --- mmmmmmmmmm --- some concerned sister she must have been????

Sad story!
Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 8, 2011
I think it's horrible and inexcusable, Joe! They should have never been left alone especially the gentleman who depended completely on somebody else's care.
Perhaps

Delaware, OH

#3 Feb 8, 2011
They were doing the best they could to maintain independence and a semblence of dignity despite their health issues. Since you didn't know them or the circumstances, be grateful for your own good health and pray you never have to rely on outside assistance to keep going.
The Real Wow

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 8, 2011
Perhaps wrote:
They were doing the best they could to maintain independence and a semblence of dignity despite their health issues. Since you didn't know them or the circumstances, be grateful for your own good health and pray you never have to rely on outside assistance to keep going.
Very well spoken..........these comments are made by insane people.(the majority are Nutts !!)
BabyJane

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 8, 2011
Perhaps wrote:
They were doing the best they could to maintain independence and a sembence of dignity despite their health issues. Since you didn't know them or the circumstances, be grateful for your own good health and pray you never have to rely on outside assistance to keep going.

Very well spoken..........these comments are made by insane people.(the majority are Nutts!!)

How true... I totally agree!!
SucksToBeYou

Amanda, OH

#6 Feb 8, 2011
Very sad...my heart goes out to their families. Its had to be hard for both of them, dealing with health issues and basically relying on one another, to maintain some feeling of independance. Even though he was a quad, Im sure she relied on him for his love and companionship.
Paula J Garcia

Van Wert, OH

#7 Feb 8, 2011
This story is so sad that two people lost their lives. As for diabetes, if a person goes into a diabetic coma unless they get care pronto they can lose their lives. I went through two diabetic comas with my husband. Diabetes even messes with all of your organs. I am so sorry for the family of these two people.
Skye

Westerville, OH

#8 Feb 8, 2011
We should pray for this couple, to suffer at such an early age is terrible!! Where was Adult Protective Services?
Skye

Westerville, OH

#9 Feb 8, 2011
We need to provide services for our Veterans, the Elderly, and the infirm!! DO IT!!!!!!!!!
Whatever

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 8, 2011
A very sad story indeed. My condolences to the family.
Mike

Columbus, OH

#11 Feb 8, 2011
As a relive of the family, I can tell you Floyd wanted indendance and did not want others to worry about him. I love and miss you both.
Connie Lukacs

Westerville, OH

#12 Feb 8, 2011
I am soooo angry at all who are making these horrible judgement calls. you have NO idea who they were!
Dawn and Floyd lived in a lovely little immaculate MI home. Dawn kept it spotless.
They were normal people. Adult protective services? just b/c you are injured you are not "normal" you morons saying horrific things are not normal.
Dawn and Floyd have a wonderful caring family. God help you all if anything bad ever happens to you.
I am a professional licensed clinician that had been in their home countless times over the years. You have to find a new normal to keep going.
Floyd, i love you and will miss you.
Connie Lukacs
Connie Lukacs

Westerville, OH

#13 Feb 8, 2011
SucksToBeYou wrote:
Very sad...my heart goes out to their families. Its had to be hard for both of them, dealing with health issues and basically relying on one another, to maintain some feeling of independance. Even though he was a quad, Im sure she relied on him for his love and companionship.
thank you for your words. they were great ppl and just like the majority of us!
Connie Lukacs

Westerville, OH

#14 Feb 8, 2011
Mike wrote:
As a relive of the family, I can tell you Floyd wanted indendance and did not want others to worry about him. I love and miss you both.
Amen Mike!
Connie Lukacs

Westerville, OH

#15 Feb 8, 2011
Skye wrote:
We should pray for this couple, to suffer at such an early age is terrible!! Where was Adult Protective Services?
you have no idea what you are talking about! maybe you need protective custody for stupidity
Katonda Dublin

AOL

#16 Sep 9, 2011
Connie Lukacs wrote:
<quoted text> you have no idea what you are talking about! maybe you need protective custody for stupidity
I am the sister of Dawn Harlan and the sister in law of Floyd Harlan its been 7 months and I never knew this was on google let me tell everyone 1 thing about my sister her health really wasnt that bad yes she had some problems but nothing we thought she was just drop and die from she took care of floyd everyday on the news and in the newspaper i said i called everyday and no one answered it was normal for her not to answer in my wildest dreams i never thought something like that would happen i love them both and miss them so very much and for whoever Joe is that made the comment about what kind of sister i am you have no idea how i feel or what our family was about you know about us dont comment on stuff you know nothing about i pray nothing happens to a silbling of yours you will think to yourself i shouldve did this or i shouldve did that yeah i wished i wouldve went over there but once again when floyd was not in the hospital we didnt talk everyday now that she is gone theres not a day i wish i could talk to her this will be our first holiday year without them its hard its very hard i drive over to their house and just look at the house thats where they died together my heart aches everyday and it always will she was my only sister until anyone goes through this dont comment on it!
Katonda Dublin

AOL

#17 Sep 9, 2011
Joe wrote:
Two people with health issues -- a sister that called every day -- but was not getting answers to the calls --- was worried --but not that worried --- mmmmmmmmmm --- some concerned sister she must have been????
Sad story!
You have no right to comment on nothing you know nothing about that was my sister!
Katonda Dublin

AOL

#18 Sep 9, 2011
Lolita Shih Tzu wrote:
I think it's horrible and inexcusable, Joe! They should have never been left alone especially the gentleman who depended completely on somebody else's care.
Whoever you are you know nothing either my sister was fine they werent left alone to die! I talked to my sister days before they were both fine she has taken care of my brother in law for 11 years since his accident and they were living as good of life as they could until you lose a sibling and you dont know why or how it really happened dont comment!
Meghan Bosley

AOL

#19 Sep 9, 2011
uhm . excuse you ; this is Dawn & Floyd's niece .
if you have nothing nice to say about my family . ; then do NOT comment on this page ! ; me & my family were very worried ! ; but it was very usall for my aunt not to nswer her phone becuse she had a life & had to take care of her husband .! ; so before you talk crap , you need to get the facts straight !
Meghan Bosley

AOL

#20 Sep 9, 2011
& thank you to everyone who wrote nice stuf . but my aunt & uncle did not have ''major'' health issues . She had diabetes & he was a quad . ; They were not 80 years old , she was independent & she could take care of herself & healthy besides the diabetes . so before you say something get the story straight .

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