In Loving Memory

Courtesy of Frances Seitelman

Courtesy of Frances Seitelman

Some of our friends are no longer physically with us but they will always be part of our lives and deeply rooted within our hearts. Thanks for leaving us so many happy thoughts and warm, fond memories:

Henry Gross – Robbie Hellman – Stan Leblang – Lenny Rabinowitz – Eddie Sturza – Joe Tagarello – Seena Dictenberg and others.

To make their memory meaningful – for even those who didn’t know them – I invite you to add your personal memories of them. I think that is something we can all enjoy and certainly, it will help us always hold them near and dear.

Paying tribute to the departed is not always an easy task. Certainly, we made a difference in their lives, just as they did in ours.

In this case, though, the tribute has already been paid – ironically by one of the friends who is no longer with us. I know of no way to express it more eloquently than it has already been done by Lenny Rabinowitz – in a letter he wrote to Herb Teicher – more than a quarter century ago. I assume it was shortly after a Middle Village Reunion.

May 12,1974

“Dear Herb,

Last night I had the most wonderful dream of my life. I dreamt we had a reunion of all our beloved friends from Middle Village. It was a clear dream because I saw everybody – Irv, Dave, Artie, Kenny, Johnny, Cookie, Irene, Jack, Harold, Mike, Richie, Perry, Bobby, Robby.

I am glad I had this dream, because when I awoke this morning I cried, oh don’t get me wrong, they were tears of joy and remembrance of times that can never be brought back, but Tito you brought them back, and I cannot ever express my thanks to you. I could probably write a book on how I feel today, but it would only say “Thank You Herbie Teicher.”

Please be sure to send me the list of names and addresses of all who attended my wonderful dream. Although we may not see each other for another year, just looking at the names will keep me young and happy.

Your friend Always,

Lenny Rabinowitz”

Shirley Pollak – Sep 2, 2003

I went to 87 with Lenny Rabinowitz, Eddie Sturza and Robert Hellman. I knew Eddie quite well because he lived up the block from me. I also went to school with Stan Leblang. I knew him and his family and went to his Dad’s pharmacy. Brought back alot of nice memories.

Shirley Pollak Sekuler

 

In Loving Memory . . .

 

Charlie Abelman  (January 4, 1935 – January 15, 1984)

Gladys Markowitz  Abraham

Simon Abraham

Shirley Malkin Abromowitz

Frank Accardi

Louis Ackerman  (July 4, 1921 – June 2013)

Shay Addio

Lillian Adler

Marianne Alberg

Ruth Batt Alenick

Ivan Alleavitch  (June 28, 1938 – April 29, 1998)

Wolf Anczelowicz  (March 12, 1926 – February 13, 2014)

Ben Apel

Bessie R. Rudolph Buschel   (March 20, 1914 – October 9, 2013)

Gerald (Fuchs) Field   (July 22, 1934 – February 27, 2013)

Alan Leblang     (1932 – 2014)

David Leblang   (1905 – 1998

Stanley Leblang   (1937 – 1993)

Danny Rey  (1940 – 1966)

Philip Rosenbaum   (1949 – 2014)

Saul Rubinstein  (March 21, 1943 – February 19, 2015)

Ralph Schneeweiss (November 23, 1936 – January 12, 2015)

Jeane Sydney Rosen Stockheim (Aug 1, 1913 – Nov 29, 2014)

Sam Teicher   (1928 – 2013)

Lillian Lichter Trautfield  (? – Mar 3, 2015)

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “In Loving Memory

  1. SO SORRY TO HEAR OF SPENCERS PASSING WHAT A UNIQUE GUY HE DEFINIETLY KEPT MIDDLE VIKLLAGE TOGETHER THIS SHOULD NOT STOP I TREALLY WONDER WHO HAS THAT ABILITY TO DO THAT NOW PLEASE SOMEONE STEP FOPRWARD TO SPENCER RIP MY OLD FRIEND ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE

  2. Spencer was a dear friend of mine for about seventy years. My brother Jack ,Spencer and I joined the Army together on the same day. The last few months were very tough for Spencer as he fought a losing battle with cancer. I spoke to him many times about the great times we had growing up in Middle Village and he was very brave about his fate.. The memories will be great my good friend but I will miss you very much. Love Harold

  3. I am very sorry about the passing of Vivian Pollack.

    I remember her from PS 87. She was the Secretary in the Principals office.
    She was a very lovely woman and was loved all who knew her.

    I met her daughter and Sandy on the Ave. last summer. She was not well at that time.
    My deepest condolences to her family. RIP.

    1. I tried to post this before however, it has to be approved by Spencer first. I thought doing it this way it might work. I already posted it on fb. This is where it really belongs. For anyone who doesn’t know see the following:

      On December 19th Spencer Wulwick passed.

      His cousin Sherry Gelb called me. As soon as she told me who she was, I knew! She said his cancer went to his other lung. He was diagnosed with stage 4 earlier this year. He never wanted any sort of treatment for it.

      Sherry told me he died 12 days after entering hospice. He was buried next to his mother in a Jewish cemetery on LI.

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