The world has lost a treasure.She was a "Great Lady" in the very best sense of the idea; courageous, unwavering, generous and loyal. A formidable woman with a heart of gold and a rapier wit. I was honored to have met her. She left the world a better place for her having been here.
My heartfelt sympathy to her friends and family.
In loving memory,
Throughout her life Tish was a very very generous friend. We met in Rome when she was attached to the American embassy working with Clare Boothe Luce and I was working at CARE, Inc. earning a local salary of $100 a month. She would pick me up in her car when driving to the beach, invite me to dine in her apartment, and include me in functions at the embassy. When we both returned to the US and I became a free-lance photographer who was taking pictures of families Tish who was a devout Catholic sent letters to her friends with large families suggesting they hire me because my photographs were "poetry." When she married Bob Hollensteiner and moved to Chicago she invited me to stay with her while I photographed in that city. When she was was in the white House she gave me and a friend an insider's tour. When she opened her public relations business in NYC she hired me to photograph for her again. All of this for a friend she met in Rome in 1954. While she was often in pain Tish never complained but continued to cheer up her friends.
My deepest sympathy to Ms' Baldrige's family May God give you conmfort in your time of grief .
I would like to thank Ms. Baldrige for all her wonderful books, several of which I own, and for the guidance she gave me years ago when I needed to write a joint condolence/congratulatory note.
Her books are wonderful reads and I continue to treasure them all. Thank you, Tish! I will continue to commend your books and your style to all of my friends in the Baha'i community.
In closing, an excerpt from a prayer for the departed, from the Baha'i Faith:
Robe her in the mantle of Thy grace, bright with the ornaments of the celestial Paradise, and, sheltering her beneath the tree of Thy oneness, illumine her face with the lights of Thy mercy and compassion.
All the best to family and loved ones at this difficult time. May the God of all comfort be with you.
You were always so elegant; someone for a young girl to look up to. RIP
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Classy in the true sense of the word and a true legend!
I remember your name very well, Ms. Baldrige. As one person said, you epitomized grace, class and style. May God's Grace be with your family in this difficult time. Rest in peace, dear lady.
I'm sorry for the sadness that has occurred in the family due to this loss. May God be there to heal and comfort you (Psalm 147:3).
We are sorry for your loss.Draw close to God during this difficult time(James 4:8).
I will be forever grateful to Ms. Baldrige for her shining leadership in the area of manners. While I didn't have the pleasure of knowing her personally, her books and other publications, especially Executive Advantage, served as my guidepost for conduct in world where basic manners are increasingly rare in the business world. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
TO THE FAMILY,MAY THE GOD WHO HAS ALL POWER SOOTHE YOUR HEART.TRUST IN HIM,HE WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN,FOR HE IS A GOD WHO CANNOT LIE.MY SINCERE CONDOLENCE......D.M.G.~
Class, style, grace. That was Letitia Baldrige. Condolences to her family, friends and admirers
We are so sorry for your loss.
To the Family of Letitia Baldrige; I was both shocked & saddened to learn of her passing. She was a wonderful addition to the world of culture, beginning with the Kennedy Administration in 1961, and continuing throughout her life. I always enjoyed her interviews in many profiles of the Kennedy Family. She was a great friend to Jackie, and was always protective of her legacy. May she rest in peace, and know that she too, has left a legacy in the world of politics, culture and the nostalgia of the Camelot days, & the 1960's.
To Ms. Baldrige's Family: Your loss is shared by those for whom proper etiquette still means a lot. I had the pleasure of being referred to "Letitia Baldrige's New Complete Guide to Executive Manners," and felt immediately drawn to her writing style and common-sense advice. I once emailed her with a question on the proper title for a former state governor on a guest list, and to my surprise, she responded immediately and welcomed any further questions. It was obvious that Ms. Baldrige loved her work and loved language. May her work live on and inspire others for many years to come, and may you, her family and friends, find comfort in your memories and in the knowledge that she was respected by many.
My deepest sympathy to the Baldrige family. May the Almighty God give you comfort in your time of grief. Psalms 55:22.
RIP Ms Baldrige and condolences to your family.
'JFK' will be glad to see you I think.
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2