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Appreciating Our Troops — as shared by the Wolfer Family

AS THE NEWS OF STUART’S TRAGIC DEATH SPREAD among family, friends, military, and business colleagues, we [his parents and sister] began to receive an outpouring of emails and notes sharing with us how Stuart affected … [Read More...]

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A Search for Closure — as shared by Leslie Rizzo

WHEN JOE WAS EIGHT and making his First Communion, he came home from Catholic school and told me he had to do a reading. I didn’t want to say, “You should be scared reading in front of all those people,” so I just asked … [Read More...]

Tony Randall and Jack Klugman

Hard Work and Laughter — as shared by Jack Klugman

I DON’T BELIEVE HE’S DEAD. I love this guy. I knew him thirty years. We believed in the same thing. We both put in the work that was necessary to make it work and we were compatible that way. He was really open to … [Read More...]

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Music and Social Justice — as shared by Jen Chapin

MY DAD WAS A REAL FAMILY MAN, especially just in keeping the extended family together by virtue of his enthusiasm. He brought his brothers together musically and asked them to work with him. He was friendly and outgoing and was a real force in my extended family. This concert and his music continue to bring us together in ways […]

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A Living Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust — as shared by Boris Chartan

WE KNEW OF THE NAZI INVASION of Czechoslovakia and Poland because a few people from there came to our town. The people who ran away from their homes came and told us what was happening. They told us about Kristallnacht and everything. A lot of people did not want to believe it. I was fifteen when the Nazis arrived […]

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Preserving Positive Memories Through Memorial Stones — as shared by Susan C. Dessel

MEMORIAL STONES ARE BASED ON POSITIVE MEMORIES. When art is your work, what you do and how you do it really starts, I think, from the inside and comes out. Some of my work just comes from a year or two of thinking about images I constantly see around me. A lot of my work concerns death and the […]

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