Dean Jinny, Glenn, Jaime, Lee, and the entire Grinspan family,
We are so sorry for what we know is a huge loss to your family. It sounds like he lead a remarkable life, and was loved and admired by all who knew him. We know your many shared memories will give you the strength you need to get thru this difficult time. We love you, and are here for you always.
Mitch, Jodi, Alissa and Max
We will miss Walter terribly. He was an amazing individual
My sympathy to the family,from my family.
To Mona and dear Walter's family: my sympathy at your loss, my prayers and my love to you all... I am so sorry. Many AFTRA members will miss him, will remember him, as I do, as a friend, fierce negotiator, advisor, mentor,
confidant, possessor of a marvelous sense of humor and in every sense of the word, a mensch. He was such a special man! (Also a fellow collector of frogs).
I miss him very much. I will always be grateful that he was in my life.
Mary Lou Zieve (Detroit AFTRA Local)
Walter was my mother's cousin, but he endeared himself to us when we all went to Israel with my grandparents for my brother's bar mitzvah back in 1983.
Years later, he touched my life, leaving a lasting legacy in the form of a very detailed and meticulously researched family tree. He traced down generations from Europe to America, from my grandfather's ancestry to today, including my children. I've included copies in my children's baby books for them to peruse years from now.
Walter also was invaluable, providing more details about the family history, when I wrote a novel based on my grandfather's life, Hands of Gold, a 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter finalist. So while he may be gone, he lives on in the stories he left behind. And I've got written proof of that. This distant cousin, for one, will miss him dearly.
Roni Kayne Robbins
(Shirley Farkas Kayne's daughter)