My life has been greatly influenced by two quiet giants named Shelly. My father, Shelly Harris and my friend, Shelly Gallner. Both were kind and gentle men who loved their families and friends more than words can describe. Both were exemplary mentors, inspirations and role models in my personal and professional life.
Spencer, you must know how proud your father was of you. I can assure you that he will always be there for you in everything you do. Don't ever hesitate to ask him a question. He will always provide the right course and answer. He is buried so deep inside you that you will constantly feel his presence. Please be certain to come visit me any time you need advice or just to reminisce.
Elyse, a father's love and affection for his daughter is manifest and beyond description. Shelly's life was renewed and his spirit re-kindled when you came to work in his office, his second home. I am certain that you know what it meant to him to have you share that part of his life with him. He bragged incessantly on how hard you worked and what a great job you were doing. I was impressed with your expressions of affection in the last year and saw a great level of maturity in your caring in Shelly's last year. Thank you for bringing that peace to my friend.