He was a loving husband to Alice V. He also was a loving grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. He at one time worked for Republic. While working for Republic he lost two fingers off his left hand.
Years later he worked for Morris Oil Company reparing oil burners. He always had jokes to tell. We all love you, Pop. Until we meet again Richard Metzger Charlie was the Best Man at our wedding.
He wanted to travel around the world in a sailboat. A kind person, a true friend. His hair was so platinum blonde, it was almost white, with a reddish brown goatee. A scholar, an intellect, a philosopher. He loved to scuba dive and snorkel daily off Beach 5th Street. We are sure there isn't one day that goes by and someone doesn't think of him. His first car was a Nash. I miss you both. Feynman, Class of - Physicist and Nobel Prize Winner. Lover of chocolate ice cream. Inspired several generations of young people.
The most responsible "irresponsible" person of his time. Contemporary of my dad, Andy, class of She loved her only son dearly. She was my only sister and I miss her daily. He was a doctor and was loved and well-respected.
He passed away on October 21, We had been friends since we were 14 years old. Although it has been over 15 years since I last saw him, I still think of him often and will carry his memory in my heart forever.
Rest in peace, my friend! Please accept my best wishes, Rochelle, and send my regards to Andy and his brother Scott. Lang I should have written this years ago but had done too much "eulogizing" for a while.
Anyway, still have to share some memories of Steve. Steve Elkin was one of the funniest kids I'd ever known. His sister, Rochelle, was and still is one of my closest friends so I spent lots of time at their place in Wavecrest. Although Steve appeared somewhat quiet and unassuming, he had a heck of a wit. He'd have me falling off the chair with laughter at his impressions of the old lady calling "Vavecrest" to report that "the ebelator no voik"!
Later, we walked down the aisle together at his sister's wedding. We were still laughing - but I won't say why in case the object of our hysteria ever reads this.
Don't worry - it was no one in the bridal party! When Steve became "DR. Steve" I was as proud of him as I could have been if he were my own brother. I loved that kid. His loss was a loss to everyone that knew him. Vaya con dios, Dr. And don't forget to say "hi" to "Mrs. Alan, you will always have a special place in my heart. May you rest in peace.
Arnie Wetzler is right, many people were afraid of him - but knowing the Wetzler family at the time, I don't think that Arnie would have cared for him if he didn't have some qualities that others never got the chance to see.
My condolences to the Reitkopf family. Lang I remember riding on the handlebars of my brother's bike heading up to play Skeeball on 35th Street, then to the Bump-a-cars where I later ended up working. Once, my foot got caught in the spokes of the wheel, Alan and I got full of splinters from the boardwalk. Then he took me to Jerry's Kinishes and the fudgy-wudgys man on the beach where he later bought me an icebar Mean and tough Alan, But friends, he had hundreds, Wild parties with the gangs Wavecrest, Fathers and 17th Street parking lots oh,boy!!!
When he laughed it was so genuine from the belly. He was really a great guy and I loved him as did many of his closest friends. A great brother; most of the time he protected even if meant hurting somebody to do it!!!
I miss the old Alan. Stevie, your "kid" brother We look for God in everyone. You were a great talent. Alan also helped me out when a few guys threatened me. With Alan in my corner, you know I was safe! Like some other guys, Alan sometimes came over to my house to lift weights. With very little background, Alan lifted a whole lot of weight!
Alan had such natural gifts, gifts that draw people to you. Growing up as a child of the sixties was not easy. Funny how you can never forget a guy like Alan Reitkopf Schwartz, Class of Passed away on December 6, after a long and debilitating illness. Husband of Patricia Waters Schwartz, Ph. Father of three adoring sons, Scott, Douglas and Michael. Last domiciled in Inwood, New York. Grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. A friend, fellow volunteer at the Peninsula Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
Suffered much, complained little, now at peace. Elisa Bachrow Hinken In Remembrance of Lonnie Lawrence, Class of I will always remember Lonnie, a super guy; friendly, outgoing and a great pal to all who knew him. Our times together were all too short, and these many years later you will remain in my memory, and in the memory of all who shared your short life! May God rest your soul. In elementary school, he was always the first kid to hand in his "dental note," because his father was a dentist.
I stayed friends, on and off, with him for the rest of his much too short life. Gerry Bixenspan, Class of I grew up with Lonnie. We were the closest of friends from grade school until his untimely demise. We learned about love and life together.
I will never forget him. Steven Scott, Class of Lonnie was my neighbor and one of my best friends. We went to Queens College together where I remember sharing many a car ride with him. He was one of the most gentle, honest individuals one can imagine. He had so much to live for and his unfortunate death in a car accident under the Freeway El still haunts me to this day. Lonnie you are gone but your friends will never forget you. May God be with you.
He was in eighth grade, I was in 7th, and I was so attracted to that beastly quality: And of course I couldn't resist that chipped tooth. He treated me like absolute garbage for those four years, too! Years later, he asked for my forgiveness and I wasn't ready. I've learned a few things since then, Dave, and I forgive you now.
Lisa Berman, Class of Although saddened by Dave's passing, I had to smile when reading Lisa Berman's description of Dave's advanced "beard" at such a young age. He was the envy of many young guys who could barely feel any stubble on their own faces. Dave was a good guy, and I have many fond memories of him while growing up.
I'm glad Lisa has forgiven Dave - he would have appreciated it!