I will always cherish your parent's friendship. Peace.
dearest Patrice, we are so lucky to have known your dad. We didn't know the dashing soldier, the businessman or the pater familias. But we got to know his heart. As we grow older, humans get decanted to the purest essence of ourselves, and his essence was gentle, generous, and open to the world. We will miss him.
He was so lucky to have had you as a daughter. Dany and I always marveled at your solicitude and the tenderness with which you and Dave included him and enriched his widowed years. The love between you was so evident and sweet to watch.
We are very sad for your loss. Just know that we are your friends, we think of you and will remember your dad.
Warmly, Noémi and Dan Mattis
Dearest Patrice and Shereen,
It was my honor and pleasure to take care of your dad. He had a wonderful sense of humor. One day when he was dressed for the gym and ready to go. I said to him "Marvin, you're such a champ". He caught me off gaurd and said, "Excuse me did you say that with an 'a' or an 'u'?" I panicked thinking I hope he doesn't really think I am calling him a chump! He then smiled at me and gave a small laugh. My deepest condolences to you and your families. In the short time I was with him I realized what a wonderful and accomplished man he was. I know you will sorely miss him. I miss him. He looked forward to the possibilities of an afterlife. He said, "I hope my Mormon friends are right. I want to see my wife more than anything in this world" and he would become teary. His love for your mom was deep and everlasting. It's what love stories are made of. Marvin my friend may you rest in peace. May you find joy in having all your fondest dreams realized by God.
Martina Norr, RN
Dear Patrice and family --
My thoughts and prayers are with at this tough time. What a great man your Dad was -- lots of incredible memories as you remember what he meant to all of you.
Kindest personal regards,
Sorry to hear about your dads' passing. My condolences.