Dear Joan,Although I was a personal trainer to both you & Bill for many years I grew to know you (both of you) so well. I loved working with you and loved your smile, kindness,and the love that you had for each other. You will allways be in my memories and in my heart. The best of the best & my most favorite friends. love you very much. jan
I find myself wanting to say many things to you, most you've already heard and know. You know how much everyone loves you, and how much you mean to everyone. I hear the love whenever Tommy tells me stories about Christmases in Cleveland and of your many talents (I wish we could have crafted together), I can see the love through pictures, and in the kindness your family shares with me. The experiences and memories you created with those who love you are not just theirs, but now are a part of me as well. We hear your voice, we are inspired by your stories, and we live your values. You are forever a part of our lives, thank you for allowing me to share in that. You will be loved and remembered, and missed deeply.
Joan and Bill will be greatly missed by all of us. My favorite memories usually include Muzzy Lake and those always make me smile.
One of the best ones was all of the cousins in the upper cottage holding hands during a summer thunderstorm, and hearing Joan and other's laughing in the lower cottage. What in the world were they doing down there??
It's difficult to find the words to say how much love you gave us and the countless warm memories you leave behind. More than that even, you lived an exemplary life that I will always admire and strive to live up to. Thank you for your generosity in all things, and the intimacy you gave to people, how you made everyone feel like a best friend. I will miss our conversations, laughter, and card games. Thank you for making my childhood special and for giving me an example for life.
Joan, I will always carry with me the memory of our wonderful times together. Your love and kindness will be terribly missed.
Dear Goggie. You will forever be in my heart! We all have so many happy memories to look back on and remind us of the joy you brought to so many lives. A smile crosses my face as I think about Toilet Paper Balls on NYE (I can't believe you let us do that!) and golf cart races at the Country Club. From countless performances to riding the Magnum with me at Cedar Point, thank you for letting us all be a little wild and crazy when we came to visit. You are missed but loved always.
Grammy, I was just thinking about the many times we would visit the Cleveland Museum together! Lunch in the courtyard with the Turtle Boy sculpture are memories I hold DEAR!
Grammy, I love you always and miss you! You are always in my heart, and will remain as a guiding light in my life.
Joan was a dedicated member of The Children's Guild for several years, and I remember her fondly.
Mary, Nancy, Betsy, I am so truly sorry for the passing of your mother. While I never met her personally, hearing the stories Mary would share and knowing how lovely a person Mary is, as well as each of you, is reflective of the mother and woman your mom was. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Dearest Mom, You are always with us; we carry you in our hearts !
So sorry to hear, many fond memories. Am sure Mrs Z and my Mom are up there right now catching up on all the latest! Thoughts are with you all.
Grammy is one of the most influential people in my life. She taught me the value of grace under fire, of reading wonderful fiction and of valuing the arts. We are similar in many ways and I hold those qualities close. I cherish my memories of shared laughter and moments of sitting together talking, watching a great movie or working on needlepoint.
I will always love you Grammy and look-forward to carrying on your legacy in my own life!