Dylan Patrick Macuk
March 17, 1992 - July 15, 2018
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Dylan Patrick Macuk, M.D., 26, of McHenry, IL, died July 15, 2018. He was born at home on March 17, 1992, to Thomas and Maylee (Beigh) Macuk. He attended Montini Primary School, Montini Middle School and McHenry West High School. He graduated in 2010 and went on to Bradley University where he double majored in…

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JRG left a message on July 17, 2020:
I am a graduate of the U of MN medical school many years before Dylan. I now teach at a medical school elsewhere. I came across his name while reading the memorial pages of the Medical Bulletin. Your son reminds me of a son of mind a statistics major who has outpaced me intellectually in all things. I know you loved him as I love my son. May your healing continue. May there be a meeting of us all some future day. May God Bless you today
Tom Macuk left a message on August 7, 2019:
Dear Melissa, thank you so much for your kind comments. They mean the world to our family. We would love to connect with you. You could send me your email address at mtadeg@sbcglobal.net - thank you, Tom Macuk
Melissa left a message on July 6, 2019:
Almost a year later, Dylan is still on my mind almost every day. I was in Dylan's medical school class at the University of Minnesota and, although I wasn't in small groups with him during the first two years, we did have our very first clinical rotation in surgery together at the beginning of our 3rd year. Any question that the surgeon asked, Dylan always knew the answer. I couldn't figure out exactly what time he got there each morning because no matter how early I would arrive, he was already there looking up patients and preparing for the day. We would often be in different ORs working with different surgeons, but whenever I was with him he was always super attentive and ready for whatever was asked of him. There was one surgeon in particular who I was never sure what they thought of us, but one day they asked their OR staff, "Where are my awesome medical students? Get one of them in here to help me!" I could tell the surgeons thought highly of Dylan. One day I made a random comment, to no one in particular, about wanting one of those badge holders clip things with the retractable string. The next day, Dylan brought me a pink retractable badge holder. He acted as if it was no big deal, and I tried to tell him how very thoughtful that was and how much I appreciated it. I used it whenever I was at Children's for the next two years. About a month after Dylan's passing, I was leaving Children's one day and I pulled the string on the badge holder like I had a thousand times, but this time it broke. I sat there staring at it, and tears welling up in my eyes thinking about Dylan, how sweet he was to give it to me, and how sad I was about his death. I figured out how to fix it, but it again broke a few days later. I even used duct tape to make it stay together because I want to keep it in memory of Dylan. I still have it, tucked away in one of my boxes of memories. It's such a simple little item, but it means so much to me because of the incredibly intelligent and kind man behind the badge holder. Dylan has made me think more about my small actions, about the little things that people say off-handedly and how important it is to pay attention to those things. He has prompted me to start talking more openly about mood and support with my peers. He inspired me to start giving my number out to every colleague in my program and every medical student I meet and telling them to call me, no matter what time of day or night, if they EVER need to talk to someone. Losing Dylan was a tragedy for so many people I don't even know how to count. I only hope that we can learn from him, remember him, and change the way we do medical training to try to prevent this from happening again. Thank you for your son and everything he taught the world. My deepest sorrows for your family around this time. Know that he will not be forgotten, and that there are still many people praying for you and learning from him. ~Melissa
Tom Macuk left a message on November 6, 2018:
Thank you so much Kaz. We really appreciate your kind thoughts about Dylan. I'm sure he would appreciate all of the hard work that colleagues in Minnesota are doing to make Medical School a less isolating place.
Kaz Nelson left a message on October 3, 2018:
We continue to ache for Dylan and your family at the University of Minnesota. We miss Dylan and think about Dylan every day. We are working to honor Dylan's legacy through talking about medical training, it's impact on individuals, and how to change our culture and system. Please know that we continue to stand along side you in your continued grief.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tom Macuk left a message on August 12, 2018:
Thank you Kit for your kind words. Dylan was an awesome son and he has left a large hole in our hearts.
Tom Panelas left a message on August 12, 2018:
Dear Alyssa, I'm so deeply sorry to hear the terrible news about your brother. There are no words for the tragic loss of someone so young. You and your family are in my heart. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Fondly, Tom Panelas
Kit Rosing left a message on August 9, 2018:
I did not know Dylan. His picture caught my eye and I wondered what happened to this kind looking young man. As I read all of the tributes, I was overcome with an incredible sadness for your loss, as well as for those who would never get to know him. There is never any answer to "why". It is very difficult try to understand, except to know that our world has lost an incredible, irreplaceable, rare human being. We are in need of more caring people like Dylan. I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is a loss for mankind as well. He has left hi mark upon all who knew him. By reading the tributes, Dylan has left his mark on me, too. I will never forget Dylan. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 30, 2018:
Thank you Simone for that beautiful quote.
Simone Childs-Walker left a message on July 28, 2018:
“Emptiness is two things at once; the absence of self and the presence of the Divine. Thus as self decreases, the Divine increases” Bernadette Roberts
Maribel Marquez left a message on July 26, 2018:
Your in my thoughts and prayer, may your faith give your family courage and strength to find peace.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 26, 2018:
Thank you so much Sara for your kind words and loving support. We really appreciate it.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 26, 2018:
Thank you Maribel for your loving support and prayers. We really appreciate you being there for us.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 26, 2018:
Thank you Dorothy for your memories of Dylan and your kind words.
Dorothy Wolf left a message on July 26, 2018:
Macuk Family: I am so saddened to learn that you have lost your precious son, Dylan. Both Meg and I have memories of him back to early soccer days! I know the pain of losing a child and offer you only faith and trust in God to survive the loss. Keep all the memories alive and celebrate his life! Hugs and blessings to all of you. Dorothy Wolf
Rosario (Sara) Marquez left a message on July 26, 2018:
Dylan always had a wonderful smile and a heart of gold, may your family find comfort in knowing he touched so many people with his kindness.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Tony, thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to come to the funeral. Our whole family appreciated your memories of Dylan.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you to all my CCC family. We really appreciate your kindness and support.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much Rachel for your lovely tribute.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much Pat for you kind words and support. Our whole family appreciate it.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much Iris for sharing this wonderful memory. We really appreciate it.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much for your prayers and your generous donation.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much for you donation. Dylan really loved animals.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much Fallon for your kind words. We really appreciate it.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much Fallon for your kind words. We really appreciate it.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much Charles. We really appreciate your kindness.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you so much Ashley for your lovely memory of Dylan. We really appreciate it.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you MG. We really appreciate your kind words.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you Linda for your memory of Dylan and your kind words. We really appreciate it.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank You Linda for your kind contribution.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you JB for your kind words.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Thank you Anne for your kind words and memory of Dylan. We really appreciate it.
Tony Bedenikovic left a message on July 25, 2018:
I will always remember Dylan as having an old soul and a good heart. I directed Dylan's senior project in mathematics at Bradley University. (He was just a junior.) Dylan had a great knack for asking deep questions and for finding beauty in the things he studied. The quality of his work really soared high. To his classmates, he was extremely kind. We will all miss his love for searching and knowing. his talent for kindness.
Charles Beard left a message on July 25, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Ashley Inman left a message on July 25, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with you during the last week, especially these last few days. Even during the short time that Dylan was part of our work family here at IU, it was clear that he was a dedicated physician with a curious mind and a giving heart. He will be missed.
Anonymous Contributor left a message on July 25, 2018:
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Alison Key left a message on July 25, 2018:
Dylan was one of the people I felt closest to in medical school. “Closest” being measured, of course, by the number of stories I would tell my mother about each of my classmates when I called her on my drive home every night. It will come as no surprise to his family that Dylan’s humor and kindness quite often made my highlight-reel rundown of my days in medical school. Because of this, my mom and I got to know Dylan well during the time he and I spent together in medical school, and we are both so terribly devastated by the news of his passing. I met Dylan during our first year of medical school. We were assigned to work in a group together for anatomy class. As everyone has mentioned, his intellect was immediately apparent. We had an anatomy reference text that our group never used because we never needed it. We had Dylan. And the book couldn’t point, so it didn’t stand a chance. Dylan’s diligence and intelligence were impressive qualities, to be sure. But it wasn’t in anatomy that Dylan and I became friends. In fact, I have a significant level confidence that I was little more than a nuisance to him during that period of our relationship (as quickly as Dylan established himself as “the prepared one,” I just as quickly established myself as the opposite). While Dylan’s academic success made him a clear star, it wasn’t what made him a truly singular person. Dylan and I were also in the same group during our first year of school for courses in which we discussed topics less connected to the science of medicine, but rather connected to medicine as it impacts our interactions with each other and society. As Dr. Borowsky noted, his thoughtfulness during discussions about medical ethics, law, and compassionate care was stunning. Dylan’s problem-solving prowess went far beyond the statistical analysis that made him (in)famous at school (it is very possible that I was sleeping during his well-known stats lesson, which I’m sure was great), and quite impressively extended to aspects of medicine that are harder, if not impossible, to teach. Whenever Dylan had something to say, we always knew it would be rational, well-reasoned, and kindhearted. Dylan could contribute to any topic with a mature perspective that far outpaced his years. And lucky for us, he often did. In our second year of medical school (the last year that Dylan and I were members of the same class), students were required to complete a number of projects that involved hours of volunteer and clinical time. Dylan and I partnered on these projects throughout our second year. In working with him on these projects, I began to appreciate my favorite part of Dylan’s personality. He was so unbelievably hilarious. His amusing perspective on our everyday lives in med school were the stories about him that my mom loved the best, recognizing how rare it is to be able to make someone laugh about the tough times that were those years. His humor was so quick, no doubt due to his intellect, but never unkind. It was also during this time that I came to be grateful for another one of Dylan’s best qualities: Dylan was the most reliable friend I’ve ever had. As we waded through the second year of medical school, with its onerous assignments and administrative hoops, there was no one that you could count on like Dylan. Not only was he always sure to complete his end of whatever projects we were working on or plans we had, he also never failed to be there and understanding when anyone else needed help with their end of the bargain. I have met few, if any, other people of that caliber in my life. I took time off after my second year of medical school and when I returned a year later, Dylan and I were no longer in the same class, but that didn’t stop him from checking in on how I was doing in my transition to clinical years, offering advice along the way. Even after a year, being friends with Dylan was, obviously, as easy as it ever was. It is hard to communicate how devastated I am by the news of Dylan’s passing. It breaks me to think of everything we lost when we lost Dylan. A compassionate physician, clearly, but a truly incredible friend. I cannot imagine what you as a family are going through. I just hope it is some small comfort to your family that when my mom and I remember Dylan, we remember him as the kind, thoughtful, and absolutely hilarious person he was. And his memory will always make us smile.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Colleen thank you so much for your kind words.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Ashley, thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 25, 2018:
Alison, that was so beautiful. Our family is sitting around the living room while reading your post. That brought great joy to everyone.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Anonymous Contributor left a message on July 25, 2018:
In memory of Dylan Patrick Macuk, Anonymous Contributor lit a candle
BC left a message on July 24, 2018:
Tom and Family - What a gift you were given to have had Dylan for these short years. I will continue to pray for all of you as you figure out how to move forward.
Iris Borowsky left a message on July 24, 2018:
To Dylan's family, I wanted to reach out to let you know that I have been thinking about you and about Dylan, and I am so sorry. I had the pleasure of getting to know Dylan during his first year of Medical School as his Essentials of Clinical Medicine facilitator. He was super, super bright (I'm sure you know that) and wonderfully reflective. His thoughtful nature was a true gift that he brought to the practice of medicine. I took advantage of his background and expertise in math and asked him to help us with statistics we used in some of our cases. He was gracious in taking this on and really shined in this role, teaching the students (and me) confusing concepts that I have trouble keeping straight. In his very kind and patient way, he made these concepts much clearer. I still have my notes from his presentations that I use with other students. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Our profession has lost a very special physician and colleague.
Colleen Bell left a message on July 24, 2018:
I’m a medical student at the University of Minnesota, who was not fortunate enough to know Dylan. I just wanted to say I am thinking of your entire family and will continue to do so. Words can’t express how sorry I am for your loss.
Rachel Dubay left a message on July 24, 2018:
I met Dylan during our time as medical students at the University of Minnesota, where I was fortunate to have been in the same pathology lab with him. Although all medical students are bright, Dylan was truly brilliant, and he was brilliant in the most unassuming and approachable way possible. He had such a kind-hearted presence and a great sense of humor. He made everyone around him want to be better people, better doctors. He will be deeply missed.
Grace Whitmore left a message on July 24, 2018:
In memory of Dylan Patrick Macuk, Grace Whitmore lit a candle
Patrick Gallagher left a message on July 23, 2018:
When I first met Dylan I couldn’t tell if this kid was studying to be a doctor or a super genius. Dylan was so smart in his knowledge of everything. The world will sincerely miss Dylan and all the great things he did for everyone. From everyone in the Gallagher Family we are TRUELY sorry for your loss.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 23, 2018:
Thank you so much Sujit. We really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 23, 2018:
Thank you so much Nichole. We really appreciate your kind words and condolences.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 23, 2018:
Thank you so much Liz. We really appreciate your memory of Dylan and your donation.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 23, 2018:
Thank you so much Jennifer. I really appreciate your memories of Dylan.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 23, 2018:
Thank you so much Hannah. We really appreciate the photos and memories.
MG left a message on July 23, 2018:
Sending love and prayers to lift you and your family up during this difficult time.
Sujit Sheth left a message on July 23, 2018:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
AG left a message on July 23, 2018:
My condolences.
JB left a message on July 23, 2018:
Just a note from a fellow medical student who didn't personally know Dylan, thus I am unfortunately unable to share any stories. However I wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. It is clear that he was an amazing, caring, bright man and I am so very sorry the world has lost him.
Linda Bratcher left a message on July 23, 2018:
I'm writing from the Indiana University Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office. Dylan was extremely cooperative in completing all of the requirements we asked of him and he did it in a timely manner (without complaining). He attended our GME Orientation session and was totally engaged in the long morning's activities. We were extremely happy to welcome him to the fold. We were all looking forward to the next several years to get to know Dylan. As his family, I'm confident that you are proud of all of his accomplishments. I feel compelled to tell you that I, too, lost an adult son in a similar fashion and can honestly say that I understand the grief and loss you are feeling. I am told that you have a strong support system and that you have your Faith in God to help you through this. There IS light at the end of the tunnel (but getting there isn't an easy path). My most sincere condolences to your entire family and please feel free to connect with me if you ever need to talk to someone who truly knows what you are going through. I recall the notes that people left our family with memories and stories about our loved one was so meaningful and helped us to get through those first few weeks. Some brought tears but they were cathartic and some even brought laughter. It helps in ways that is hard to describe to know that he was loved by others and will never be forgotten.
Fallon Marie left a message on July 23, 2018:
I'm so very sorry for your family's loss and the grief you are feeling at this time. While I know my words will fall short in expressing my sympathy, please know I am keeping your family in my prayers. ~Fallon Glick
Liz Weigel (Dicker) left a message on July 23, 2018:
I went to Montini with Dylan. Always such a nice person. I remember many hours spent in Band practice together. Prayers and condolences to your family.
Nichole LePage left a message on July 23, 2018:
I was fortunate to meet Dylan as a co-resident at Indiana University. He took the cubicle diagonal from me where my previous mentor sat before she graduated. Dylan was so kind, a diligent student, and brilliant. He gave such excellent and well thought out answers at our unknown conference. I was really looking forward to getting to know him better. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Jennifer Deppen left a message on July 23, 2018:
I was fortunate enough to work with Dylan during the past three weeks at Indiana University. I also worked with Dylan during the on-boarding process, which began several months ago. In all my interactions with Dylan, he continuously showed his extreme politeness, friendly demeanor, inquisitive nature and excellent organizational skills. As mentioned in other posts, Dylan had an infectious smile and I truly feel lucky to have met him. My deepest sympathies to your family at this time.
Ashley Santilli left a message on July 23, 2018:
I met Dylan our first year of medical school and I remember realizing immediately that he was incredibly intelligent. We were in a small group together and one day our preceptor had him teach the whole group about statistics. He was so thoughtful, humble, and always willing to share his knowledge with his classmates and friends. He was motivated to learn and was always striving to know more. My thoughts are with Dylan's family and other friends. I am heartbroken that the world has lost such a wonderful person and physician.
Anne Pereira left a message on July 23, 2018:
I had the privilege a facilitating a small group of second year medical students that included Dylan. He was so thoughtful, so very knowledgable, and always willing and generous in teaching his peers. My deepest condolences - you are all in my thoughts.
Linda Bratcher left a message on July 23, 2018:
In memory of Dylan Patrick Macuk, Linda Bratcher lit a candle
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
In memory of Dylan Patrick Macuk, Tom Macuk lit a candle
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you for all of your donations. They will go to the Animal House Shelter in Huntley, IL. Dylan loved animals of all kinds (except spiders, they were not tolerated :)
Hannah Isabel left a message on July 22, 2018:
Some old photos of Dylan from Montini. When we went to the zoo in third grade, Dylan had a disposable camera and was taking pictures of everything, all of the animals!
Xin left a message on July 22, 2018:
Your kindness, your diligence, your intelligence... Dylan, it feels like sitting there with you looking at the unknown slides was still yesterday. Your smile will always be in my heart! We miss you!
Omer Saeed left a message on July 22, 2018:
We were fortunate to have Dylan with us as a first-year resident physician at Indiana University. The first time I met Dylan was during the first-year residents orientation week. He stood out to me as a brilliant, well-spoken and easy-going person. During these three weeks, he executed the responsibilities of residency superbly while wearing an elegant smile all the time. Dylan will live forever in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.
Angela Cristo left a message on July 22, 2018:
Though it has been almost a week, I cannot shake my feeling of loss. As his high school English teacher, I appreciated his love of reading and his gift for writing. He was a mature thinker who taught me so very much--ideas that I still use today when I teach. I remember talking to him about what book he was reading and his response was alway enthusiastic--he could always see the nuances, the ideas, the universal truths about life. He was a voracious reader! Everyone, just everyone, looked up to him. But beyond that brilliance, he was so kind. I enjoyed anytime I wrote him a random email to catch up and he would write a very lengthy response. He always had command of the narrative. In the last month, I have been thinking about him a lot and kept trying to remind myself to contact him. I am sorry that I did not do so. Dylan was so loved by his family as well and I have been fortunate to have been a teacher to several members of that family and they always smiled when speaking about him. So much love! Be well, my friend.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you so much Lan for your beautiful words.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you so much for your donation.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you so much for your beautiful tribute Angela. He really enjoyed your class.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you Omer for your kind comments.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you Mohammed for your kind words
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you Khaleel for your kind words.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you Joe for sharing your memory of Dylan. He really loved his cat Tot. He got him in his second year of med school and he was a great source of comfort for him.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you Jacob for your kind words.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Thank you Adam. I really apprectiate your kind words.
Lan Zheng left a message on July 22, 2018:
I worked with Dylan for the past three weeks as a first year resident. It was from the first day that his bright intelligence, sunny smile, diligence, and kindness left a deep impression in my mind. He told me he want to study hematopathology in the future, and I firmly believe from the very beginning that he will become an excellent hematopathologist. I feel so lucky to have Dylan in my life and will never forget his positive impact on me. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jacob Abou-Hanna left a message on July 22, 2018:
I was a classmate of Dylan's at Bradley University in the biology department. Throughout all of the different classes I took with him, I simply could not understand how someone could be so intelligent, organized, prepared, calm, and nice. In a way, I always looked at him to help figure out how I could improve myself. I still think back to those days, and I am still impressed. I am lucky to have known him. He will be missed.
Adam Miller left a message on July 22, 2018:
I interviewed Dylan when he was applying for residency and I could tell he was a kind and intelligent young man. I saw a lot of myself in him. I was looking forward to get to know him better this year. I was very sad to hear of his struggles and passing. Please have my deepest sympathies.
TB left a message on July 22, 2018:
Deepest condolences from faculty in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics at Bradley University.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank your Dr Kuhar. That was a beautiful tribute.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you Steven and Lorna. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Ying for sharing that memory
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Taylor
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Sophia. That was beautiful
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Rae. Proceeds will go to Animal House Shelter in Huntley. Dylan loved cats and dogs.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Paula
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Lindsey.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Jay for your kind words and tremendous support.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Jamie
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much Donna. You and Jay are a blessing.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you so much
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
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Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
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Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
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Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
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Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you Michael for your kind words
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you Matt for that wonderful memory
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you Leah for your kind words. They mean so much to all of us.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you Justin. I know he cherished those times as well.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you for your kind words Lee.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you for your kind words and that beautiful memory.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you Carlo. I appreciate your kind words.
Tom Macuk left a message on July 21, 2018:
Thank you Angela. Your memories of Dylan comfort us.
Mohammed Saad left a message on July 21, 2018:
Some souls pass by like a light breeze. Dylan was a shining example of these people . Everybody I know in the program who met him immediately realized how lucky we were to have him with us. He reminded me of my younger brother who is smarter than me, more friendly and always pleasure to talk to. Meeting Dylan briefly in the past three weeks has definitely taught me to be a better person and a better resident. I will never forget him and his positive impact on my life and I am very sorry for your (our) loss!
Joe Curran left a message on July 21, 2018:
I worked with Dylan as one of his fellow PGY1s at IU. It was clear from the first day that I met him that he was an extraordinary person. Not only in his exceptional brilliance as many of the previous comments have spoken of, but in his humility and sense of humor. During our orientation week he was asked by one of the faculty to share something about his life. His eyes lit up and he got extremely excited. He told us about his cat, Tot, and how he had just got a camera set up so that he would be able to see him online. It was great to see his passion for his cat. I am grateful to have known Dylan and will never forget him. I will keep Mr. & Mrs. Macuk along with his three sisters in my prayers. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.
Lee Morris left a message on July 21, 2018:
I knew Dylan in medical school where he sometimes came off as a quiet, reserved person. But his unassuming nature disguised how fierce he truly was. He was as gifted and as dedicated as anyone I knew, perhaps even more so than anyone else in our class, which was made up of 170 students at the Twin Cities campus alone. I broke down when I heard the news, we have lost a talented physician and a kind person. My heart, my thoughts, and my prayers are with his friends and family.
Matt Kuhar left a message on July 21, 2018:
Dylan was such a wonderful human being, and all of his family and friends should feel proud of the amazing impact he had on the world during his short time on earth. During his 26 years, he accomplished more and had more of a positive impact than most people could ever dream of doing. By all accounts he provided compassionate and stellar care for all of his patients as a medical student, and he was already a stellar pathology resident. He was highly intelligent, enthusiastic, compassionate, friendly, and had a great sense of humor. Knowing him has made me and all of his colleagues at Indiana University better people and more compassionate physicians. I will never forget Dylan, and his impact will live on in our current and future residents.
Carlo De la Sancha left a message on July 21, 2018:
During the short time I met Dylan, I could notice from the beginning that he was a brilliant, friendly, and humble human being. I was pleased and grateful to have him around, both because he reminded me of a friend of mine, and because I thought he would push us all to become better pathologists and better persons. I am confident that he did leave a positive impact in all of us. I will always remember him with affection
Khaleel Al-Obaidy left a message on July 21, 2018:
At times, it is extremely difficult to express what you feel toward somebody especially when you realize the significant impact he had within a very short time. That is how Dylan was. It was only 3 weeks, yet he was a shining star with unhidden smile. I still remember how motivated, ambitious, always seeking the best and how much accomplishments he achieved in his short presence. Dylan and his smile will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.
LM left a message on July 21, 2018:
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MK left a message on July 21, 2018:
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Paula Salcido left a message on July 20, 2018:
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. I extend my most sincere condolences to you.
Michael Linden left a message on July 20, 2018:
We were fortunate to have Dylan rotate on a one month clerkship in hematopathology at the University of Minnesota. He was a remarkable young man and talented student. My condolences to his friends and family. Michael Linden
K. Minton left a message on July 20, 2018:
Though I hadn't seen him or spoken to him in years, I was just talking about Dylan to my fiance about a month ago. She asked, "Which boys from your high school were kind?" I said that the one I remember was Dylan, who was quiet, but always had a smile for everyone. He was always respectful. We were first acquainted when we were in freshman Honors English together and he always astounded the class with his Rubik's Cube skills -- so much so that the teacher set aside time on some days just so we could time him while he undid the Rubik's puzzle. Though we were never 'friends,' he made an impact on me that I am sure he was unaware of. I have nothing but love to give to Dylan and those he left behind.
Jamie Erickson left a message on July 20, 2018:
Prayers from our family to yours.
Leah Krause left a message on July 20, 2018:
Pathology was my highest grade in medical school because I was alphabetically assigned to sit next to Dylan. He was so kind, humble, and willing to share what he already understood so we’ll. I am so sorry for this tragic loss and am holding my co-residents a little closer in response.
Matt Kheir left a message on July 20, 2018:
I have only interacted with Dylan on a few occasions in medical school and those moments were all pleasant. He was always polite-mannered and he had a great sense of humor. In small group discussions, he was extremely brilliant and well above the level of his peers. It is sad to see him go and I am praying for comfort over his family.
A Singh left a message on July 20, 2018:
I dont know more about you Dylan but i know ur sister Emily from FB.. I am so sorry it was a big loss for Macuk Family.. No one can ease this pain. Just can say God bless the Macuk Family...
OS left a message on July 20, 2018:
Dylan will always be in our hearts and memories. Indiana University Pathology Residents
Justin Diedrich left a message on July 20, 2018:
Dylan was one of my best friends growing up. We grew up right next door to each other, and I still remember how nervous I was when I walked up to his front door to ask him to play outside when we were 7. Some of my best memories involve him, because the only time I was allowed to explore passed our block was with him (he was the responsible one lol). From our massive bike rides and all of it soccer games, to our quiet matches of chess and our love for reading. I’ll remember it all and I’ll miss you dearly.
Ying Gibbens left a message on July 20, 2018:
Dylan and I were in the same faculty advicer group and many other small groups in the first two years of medical school. We were also next door "body buddies" in the anatomy lab. It did not take that long before I realized how smart and knowledge he was. He literally knew everything. He also received the Med school dean's scholar for achieving the highest step 1 board score in the whole class (~180 students). I also had the fortune to work on 2 poster projects and a volunteering project with him. He was very fun to work with. I am heart broken for losing an wonderful doctor and wonderful friend. He will be deeply missed by everyone!
Anonymous Contributor left a message on July 20, 2018:
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YG left a message on July 20, 2018:
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Rae Townsend left a message on July 20, 2018:
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Lindsey left a message on July 19, 2018:
We will miss you Dylan! You are a special, caring and a gentle soul. You will always hold a special place in my heart. May God bless you and your family begin to heal. Love you!
Sophia Marquez left a message on July 19, 2018:
Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us everyday.
Angela Cristo left a message on July 19, 2018:
I can only extend love to the family. Dylan impacted me in tremendous ways.
Jay Quinlan left a message on July 19, 2018:
Dylan was such a kind soul, his love and devotion was obvious to anyone he came in contact with. We will miss him and we are praying for an extra measure of God's grace for your family as you morn.
Donna Quinlan left a message on July 19, 2018:
Dylan was a intelligent young man. Good and his angels gained a treasure the day he entered heaven gate! Dylan will be missed by all.. and his Tot too!! Hugs and prayers and know we are here for you! Love you dear friends
Taylor Cassidy left a message on July 19, 2018:
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Steven and Lorna Socol left a message on July 19, 2018:
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Justen Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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