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Paul Freedman
B: 1933-02-11
D: 2017-08-13
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Freedman, Paul
Gail Rosengard
B: 1951-05-27
D: 2017-08-06
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Rosengard, Gail
Scott Phillips
B: 1951-08-07
D: 2017-08-06
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Phillips, Scott
Ceil Bialek
B: 1923-01-24
D: 2017-08-04
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Bialek, Ceil
Corinne Kaplan
B: 1929-11-01
D: 2017-08-01
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Kaplan, Corinne
Irwin Ross
B: 1937-08-16
D: 2017-07-29
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Ross, Irwin
Helen Epstein
B: 1918-01-24
D: 2017-07-24
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Epstein, Helen
Ari Schultz
B: 2012-02-16
D: 2017-07-21
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Schultz, Ari
Leon Kornhauser
B: 1949-11-22
D: 2017-07-20
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Kornhauser, Leon
Albert Leabman
B: 1923-10-16
D: 2017-07-15
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Leabman, Albert
Annette Schauder
B: 1923-06-03
D: 2017-07-08
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Schauder, Annette
Maria Slobodyansky
B: 1936-03-03
D: 2017-07-08
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Slobodyansky, Maria
Phyllis Eskin
B: 1926-03-20
D: 2017-07-01
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Eskin, Phyllis
Karmeliya Anisimova
B: 1923-03-11
D: 2017-06-27
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Anisimova, Karmeliya
Ruth Goldberg
B: 1923-07-12
D: 2017-06-26
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Goldberg, Ruth
Harriet Kendell-Kessler
B: 1942-12-16
D: 2017-06-19
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Kendell-Kessler, Harriet
Frances David-Sontag
B: 1950-09-27
D: 2017-06-18
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David-Sontag, Frances
Harold Askenazy
B: 1925-01-18
D: 2017-06-14
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Askenazy, Harold
Florence Fondino
B: 1936-12-29
D: 2017-06-12
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Fondino, Florence
Nancy Triber-Hoar
B: 1970-05-18
D: 2017-06-11
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Triber-Hoar, Nancy
Frances Wilson
B: 1929-03-22
D: 2017-06-01
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Wilson, Frances

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30 Years Ago

Willie, Robin and Andrew...I am sorry for your loss and saddened on many different levels.

Over the past 30 years I have thought about writing to Jerry and Willie to express my thankfulness for helping a young kid.  That never happened, and I now I won’t have the chance to thank him – and that stings.

What I want you to know is that your family really took me in and made me feel part of your household.  Your home was a safe place for me, and all four of you had something to do with it.  There were times when I felt that I was a PITA, but Jerry never made me feel that way, ever.

I watched the way Jerry treated his family.  The love he had for you was evident – the hugs, the patience and the understanding.  I admired him and I feel some of what I saw from him rubbed off on me.

There have been times in my adult life that I have had flashbacks.  When my wife and I bicker, I would use Jerry’s tone and my wife would giggle like Willie.  When raising my two girls and dealing with their boyfriends, I had talks with them in the manner Jerry spoke to me.

One memory I want to share is when The Freedman’s and Shapiro’s and me took a road trip to Rhode Island an went to Newport Jai-alai.  It was the first time I heard the terms “trifecta” and “quinella”.   I don’t remember anyone winning money on that trip, but it was a blast.

I wish now I had the opportunity to tell him all of this.  I don’t anymore…but I can share it with you.

Please know that after 30 years, I have not forgotten and you are still part of me.

Chris

 

Posted by Chris Chiesa
Thursday March 2, 2017 at 8:24 pm
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