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Remembering Mordy


(March 2, 1912 - May 16, 2007)


Condolence Messages continued

Dearest Irma,

What can I say? You have lost your dearest husband and we have lost our friend, role model, formative person in our lives, and above all a most lovely man, whose exuberance for life was contagious.

I am sorrowful, but there is much to celebrate. Mordy will be remembered with great affection by all of us, and there are many.

Lots of love, Irma, and condolences, to you and to the family.

Harriet Josephs
IH ’52-‘53

Dear Irma,

I was so saddened to hear of Mordy’s passing. What a gentle and kind soul. He had great qualities which he generously gave to others.

All of my love to you and your family.

Josh Rodriquez
IH ‘70

Dear Irma,

I just received the sad news of Mordy’s passing from Dad, and my heart goes out to you. Mordy was and is a great and a warm and loving man, and he made the world richer and better. I’m sorry for the pain you must feel that he’s left the earth—and wish I could send you hearts’ ease.

I hope you will find comforts in moments of memory of your wonderful and rich life together. I know Mordy is still at your side, loving and laughing, in spirit. I know countless friends are sending their love to you, as I do.

David Commanday
IH ‘74

Dear Irma,

He will be missed as he is beloved. I wish he could’ve lived forever—so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through and wish only to give you comfort. You are in my heart and thoughts.

Channa & David
IH ‘74

Dearest Irma,

I know your family, numerous friends and IH extended family will be with you through this sad time.

With love, and gratitude always,
Kate Borger
IH ’74, ‘75

Dearest Irma,

Michael phoned to inform us of Mordy’s death this past Wednesday. We send our condolences to you at this very sad and challenging time.

A big soul has left this world. Mordy was a truly remarkable man.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to lose a love and companion of so many decades… so much history in the world and memories shared.

I’m truly grateful for our wonderful, spontaneous visit in April! David joins me in sending love to you,

Nancy Michleman
IH ’54, ‘57

Dear Irma

I just read the email that Mordy passed away and wish to express my deep sympathy for your loss. I may not have chosen a career in the arts, but my two summers in Indian Hill left a deep impression due to both of you. I often wished my children had had such a chance.

Mordy was a wonderful person and I know you shared a long, long time together.

My very best wishes.

Dear Irma,

The show had a good run. The reviews were excellent. The road shows drew in groupies from the provinces, there were successful revivals, resulting in a classic that spawned new talent. And at the end there was peace and honor and love and a great play book with pictures.

A big big hug.
Andrew Alpern
IH ‘54


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If you wish to send a card to Irma, her address is 49 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.


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