Our Radiology family, as well as his own family, friends, and community, recently lost one of the very best. Sadly, Kurk Elsey passed away after his brief battle with cancer.
Kurk was one of the friendliest, funniest, and most generous souls a person could ever have the pleasure of knowing. With a career in Radiology that spanned decades across multiple medical centers and x-ray programs in the South Jersey region, there's no way to measure how many lives he's positively impacted in one way or another. He brought so much joy, laughter and love to all who knew him, and though there will be a noticeable void without his presence, I created this fund in hopes we can all come together to honor him and his legacy in a permanent way.
At both the Mainland and City campuses of AtlantiCare, and also at Cape Regional lie these donation walls. At Mainland, it's the colorful, pixelated tree in the hallway between the coffee shop and the radiology waiting room. At City, it's the gold tree behind the outpatient testing area. And at Cape, it's the lighthouse and beacon near the east lobby. When a certain amount is donated to the facilities (a minimum of $1,000 is needed at Cape, and I am still confirming the amount for ARMC), a plaque is placed on these walls with a message of your choice. In this case, they would all be in memory of Kurk.
There are also tiled plots with benches and flowers just outside the one entrance of Mainland. Kurk already placed two tiles at some point on his own. One in memory of his parents, and the other for the Elsey siblings. Placing an additional tile for Kurk himself only seems right.
With all who knew Kurk, I have a feeling this goal will be crushed within no time. Should that happen, all additional donations will go to yielding the biggest plaques possible at each location. Or if someone knows of another way to honor everyone's favorite tech with the extra funding, please don't hesitate to share the idea!
Thank you for reading, and if you cannot donate, all I ask is will you please share this page so it can reach all who crossed paths with Kurk at some point in their life.
Fly high, Superman! RIP
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