Ettie was a wonderful person. I visited her and Philip twice about 10 years ago, and they were kind and generous with their time and knowledge. They helped build out their branch of the family tree (I'm a distant cousin of Ettie), loaned photos that I scanned, and shared insights and, more important, their time. May Ettie's name and Phillip's name be a blessing, and may G-d comfort their family.
Dear Michael,Alan, and Nancy; Joan and I send our deep condolences on the passing of Ettie. I'm sure you all know how long we have been friends of Phil and Ettie. It all started in 1963 when I became a "pupil" of Phil's--he taught me how to sell apparel for Champion. In the 20 years after that--Joan and I were so lucky to be with Ettie and Phil on numerous occasions. And our association did not end with Champion--it continued as we all moved on to other things or retirement.
I know Ettie was always there in support and wisdom--and what a kind and wonderful lady she was. It was always so enjoyable to be in her company and enjoy an evening with them both--either out--or at their home or condo.
From1963 until 2017--the memories are long and cherished. Ettie's passing I guess is the end of an era of people closely connected by business and our personal lives--and loving of each other.
Ettie will be deeply missed by Joan and me. I am happy that I have a picture of them both in their later years--so they will never be forgotten by me.
Love, Ed After
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