It is never good news when someone passes away. My wife just called me with the news that Representative John Murtha, Democrat from the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, area has passed away.
Here is the news flash at the Johnstown Tribune Democrat.
Representative Murtha had been having complications to a gallbladder operation performed in January. Apparently there was infection after the laparascopic surgery. Mr Murtha had been in intensive care and was thought to be improving, but then this final turn.
As an aside, there is a new book out which talks about the importance of medical personnel developing and following checklists as a way to reduce infections.
Let us pause for a moment to remember Representative John Murtha and may he Rest in Peace.
Regards — Cliff
PS: It is interesting to note that Wikipedia already had the fact of Mr Murtha's death.