Penny was a great friend and classmate with a gift of making everyone smile. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
Penny was a wonderful person and a great friend. I will miss the hours of conversations, the sharing of our love for reading manga and collecting them as well as anime, the laughs we shared, and most of all our friendship. With much love, I would like to share a photo of Penny from when she visited me in California in 2005.
Penny was deep mentally. She blew my cover in seconds as being a James Bond like stud.
What a terrible shame for all who knew her.
My thoughts and prayers are with Penny's family and friends.
We send our deepest sympathy to all of Penny's family and friends. She spent many a night in our house and was a special friend to Jackie. She will certainly be missed.
Roberta & Shelly Kurtz
Sheryl and Chuck,
So many great memories of Penny will forever be in our hearts. She was unique, considerate and always took the time to talk individually to our kids. We adored her and will miss her greatly. The fun times with her with live on in our hearts and we are forever here for you.
Love, Peter, Shari, Alexi, Daniela, and Briana
No matter if you met Penny a 1000 times or just once, nobody will forget her smile and laughter.
Mayer, Sam, and Bear will never forget their Aunt Penny.
I'll never forget the Ireland trip...so many friends loved you. So many laughs and hugs. My heart goes out to your Sister and family.
~In ár gcroí go deo
I am very saddened by the loss of such a young, vibrant person. I am glad for the few visits that I got to share.
If you ever heard her laugh you will never forget it. And Penny, we will never forget you.
To all those who knew her, remember her love for us and share it every chance you get.
My thoughts are with you Sheryl and I wish that I could be there to help you through this but I'm as close as the phone.
Penny was a friend to me when I needed one ... U of I could a big and lonely place, but it didn't feel that way with Penny around ... she was up for any adventure, but she also made sitting home and listening to music and playing Scrabble (OK, kicking my butt in Scrabble) seem like the best Saturday night ever. We were inseparable for years, then eventually went our separate ways ... but even so, when I ran into her years later, she greeted me with the biggest smile and warmest hug imaginable. Penny ... I know your light will always shine.
I feel lucky to have known Penny and to have had Penny in my life. She made this world a better place with her warmth, friendship and spirit. We were at ohare airport recently and when my wife and I talked about being bumped, we looked at each other and shrugged. We thought, "well, we can just go see Penny!" Our thoughts go to the family in this tough time.
To have even known Penny at all was to have somebody you considered a close friend, and even a confidant. She was one of the few people in the world who would never judge, would never slander, and who commanded the undying love of all of those around her, and returned it just the same. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched. Rest in peace, Penny. We all miss you.
My heart goes out to Sheryl, the Gordons, and everyone else who knew and loved Penny.
Penny and I took a cross-country road trip to Las Vegas in the late 90's. Quite possibly, I sustained more true, crazy-eyed, deep belly laughs in those seven days than in the 10 years since.
She also augmented my deplorable culinary skills one recent Thanksgiving by helping me bake an apple pie. "Whatta ya mean you don't *really* know how to peel an apple?" Again, more laughter went into that dessert than should be the legal limit.
She was a terrific friend. I love her and miss her deeply.
"Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life. " -Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Penny you will be greatly missed!
Penny and I have been friends for 23 years...her exhuberance, creativity, deep caring for friends and family and uniqueness are already sorely missed.
My sincerest prayers and sympathy goes out to all the friends and family....sounds like she was truly one of a kind.........
Penny & I share the same birthday. She was good to me and I to her all the time we knew each other. We continued to connect annually in June to share birthday wishes. Somehow we missed this past summer...
My deepest sympathies to all of Penny's family and friends. I will always remember her big smile and huge heart. My fond memories of working with her at Cafe Express will stay with me forever. -Beth Z.
We're all going to miss you lady. Thanks for the time and love you were always willing to give.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
You will always be in my heart as the friend and cousin that made me laugh no matter how much I disliked high school. My condolences to the Zeidman and Schwartz family. Your free spirited approach to life will be missed greatly.