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.
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,
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
Shirley Malkin Abromowitz
Louis Ackerman (July 4, 1921 – June 2013)
Ruth Batt Alenick
Ivan Alleavitch (June 28, 1938 – April 29, 1998)
Wolf Anczelowicz (March 12, 1926 – February 13, 2014)
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)