Richard (Rich) Shanlever, born 8/1/62, died 10/10/2015 after a 26-month fight with prostate cancer. He was diagnosed on his 51st birthday. Rich fought tenaciously throughout his entire treatment at UW Madison.
Rich was a loving, funny, and talented guy. He was gifted in so many ways — anything he tried, he worked hard to master. Rich was an excellent chef, a master woodworking craftsman, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, a gifted photographer, and so much more. He even taught himself to sew during the last year of his life and made some great Christmas gifts. Rich was a loving and loyal family member and friend, always there for anyone.
We know Rich would want to further research to end this disease so that others wouldn’t have to endure what he did and die too young.