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Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 at 11:55 AM

I believe in that as well. Thank you for your beautiful comments and for acknowledging Maureen. I think that is my greatly fear of all.

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Jul 30, 2022 at 12:50 PM

Hi Louise,
Thank you for your beautiful sentiments. I remember you too! May life treat you and your family well! Be safe and healthy!

Dale Mitchell has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Jul 30, 2022 at 11:42 AM

Absolutely beautiful! We're so sorry for your loss. What an amazing friendship you had.

She is a bright star shining down on you now. Be at peace, knowing that she is watching over you.

Phyllis Rothstein has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Jul 29, 2022 at 12:01 PM

What a beautiful tribute, so sorry for your loss.  May your memories be a blessing.

Eleanor Herskovic Kadish has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Jul 28, 2022 at 8:26 PM

To be honest, high school does not bring back the best of memories.  I wasn't one of the cool kids.   Rather, average and didn't enjoy it being there the vast majority of time.

But, when I was 13 years old, I met Maureen at Taylor Road Synagogue.  Our mother's were there attending some kind of event.  Apparently, we were both bored and happened to be in the ladies restroom where one of us struck up a conversation.  We scribbled our phone numbers down and soon enough, we became friends.  But, not just any kind; one that lasted for over 50 years. 

She was and will forever be my best friend.  Through mischief, pranks, laughter, tears, chasing boys, having parties, junior high, high school, college, marriage, divorce, births and most of all unconditional love.

Maureen and I grew up together.  I had been married and after 5 years, realized it wasn't the right fit; divorced.

Then, decided I needed an escape from Cleveland and moved to LA.  Maureen had already moved as well.

We reunited and were inseparable once more.  On a February night in Encino, CA we went to a party where I met my current husband.  She was there with me once more.  Celebrating our triumphs and joys; planning a bridal shower, being my maid of honor again.  Being present for my son's births and all of the beautiful milestones life throws your way.  After a while living in LA, she decided Cleveland was calling her.  So, she moved back.  I was heartbroken and wondered how I would survive.  But, we once again continued our friendship even though long distance.  Unfortunately, in her 50's she was taken ill and became a resident of Menorah Park.  We stayed in touch and as often as possible, I would visit her along with my son's and even husband.  She was now in a wheelchair and had lost her independence.  Eventually things caught up to her and on July 10th, I received the news she was gone.

I am shattered.  Maureen is and will forever be a piece of my soul.  She was my "go to".  The one that was always there through thick and thin, accepted me for all of my faults, loved my boys as they were her own, loved my husband and family.

So, it is only fitting that 2 days later, my son's, husband and I boarded a plane to fly from LA to Cleveland to ensure our love would send her to her destination. On Wednesday, July 13th my family and about 20-30 of her members laid my beloved and beautiful friend to rest.  

I have memories to cherish for a lifetime.  How blessed I am and was to have such a beautiful friend to carry me through the years including high school.  

Everyone should be so lucky.

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Posted on: Apr 15, 2016 at 8:47 PM

We were so stylish!

Jan 28, 2022 at 2:10 PM

Hi Brian. Hope you are well and life is grand! Happy birthday!