Edtelle, I just learned that Gene is at the same cemetery as Bernie !!
The staff of American Cancer Fund™ at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Eugene's passing. We have received memorial contributions in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.
It is with great sorrow that my family and I mark the passing of an old friend and industry leader. His persona so filled a room that it was a pleasure to be in his company. I remember taking several meetings with him and my father Arthur, at Arlen. I was lucky enough to be able to sit in on planning and strategy meetings as a very young man. Gene was a true visionary. His genius will be missed, but more importantly, his charm and wit. My family extends our sincerest condolences to his family on his passing. Treasure the memories. He will live on through those that knew and loved him. Tom Levien
Eugene Ferkauf is my Grandfather. I am also his youngest grandson. He taught me a lot of things to be successful and overcome my learning disablities.
So many childhood memories of our families in Jamaica Estates. Life changed in many ways but Eugene was there for my father. I will always remember your family fondly and with appreciation. I send my condolences and love at this time. My parents were Pesa and Allen Post.
i thank gene for 25 of the best years i remember.
when he entered your store he always made you feel special.
my condolences to the family.
To The Family of Eugene:
All those we love are a part of us, for things of beauty leave there trace, and memories that you have shared are tresures time cannot erase. I know Mr. Ferkauf. will be greatly missed. His memories will linger on through the things he accomplish.
I remember shopping in one of his stores when I was a child living near Des Plaines Il. I loved that store. My sympathy. I am 51 years old now. May he rest in peace. God bless him!
With deepest sympathy to the Ferkauf family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
I am so sorry to the family for the loss of your loved one. His stores truly benefitted a lot of families. I lived near one in Detroit on Grand River, Plymouth rd. area. Next to our Assembly Hall, where we would run in to get extra we needed for the next days sessions. At least twice a year our parents would surprise with a trunk loaded with toys. Mr. Ferkauf had special mightiness those he lived. Take care all,Psalm 90: 10.
Detroit had Korvette stores, too. I got my train set from one
Dear Estelle and family, How to express the sadness in words; except now you have your own special angel watching over you. This was a comfort when I lost my folks.
This poem is a favorite of mine:
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am gentle autumnal rain.
When you waken in the morning hush,
I am the soft uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
I am sure that Bernie and Gene will enjoy each other again.
Do you realize I worked at Korvette from 1953 till I was married in 1960. Such tender years when I learned about work and business for the rest of my life.
George and I extend our deep condolences, and pray full thoughts,
My sympathy are for Eugene Ferkauf family and friends during this time of bereavement. May the God of all comfort be with you all at this sad time.
Please accept my family condolences. We hope your family can find peace in the words Jesus spoke to Martha at John 11:21-26.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Ferkauf's family. May God sustain you and strengthen you during your time of grief.(Psalms55:22)
I was fortunate enough to work in the West Orange, NJ store in the early 70's in the best record department on the planet. Thank you, Mr. Ferkauf, may you and your family find peace. God Bless
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during this difficult time and May God grant you the comfort to endure.
My condolences to the family. May your fond memories bring you peace as well as the comfort that our heavenly father gives.
I started as a stock boy in the Audabon n.j.store next as assistant mgr.in hardware and seasonal dept.next manager. floor mgr. in Cheltenham storein Phila. last as hard goods mgr.in Audubon.Thank you MR.Ferkauf.
To the Ferkauf family: Sorry for your loss. I pray that your family can have comfort & hope as you all cope with your loss.
Our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Ferkauf's family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you. With deep sympathy,
AS a kid i shopped at the store in westview:baltimore maryland. R.I.P.
The Korvette store in Audubon, NJ provided me with my Brownie & Girl Scout uniforms and accessories in the 60's, my makeup, clothing & Osmonds & Partridge Family albums in my "teen" 70's, and a once in a lifetime "teen dream" opportunity to meet the "Brady Bunch", when they appeared there in 1973. The store was truly an asset to that area at a time when Big Box stores were non-existent. We were sad when it closed, but the "family-friendly" memories created there will last a lifetime!
He was a great person. He will be greatly missed.All our love to the family.
Andy and Lynn Kleinberg
Rest in Peace-I still have a cutting board I bought in Korvettes in Commack LI back in the late 60's-gc-maynardville tn
Dear Ferkauf family,
We have many many happy memories of the Korvette's store located in West Islip, LI NY. I am sorry for your loss. It took this death for me to learn all about Korvette's !
I am grateful to have been blessed with being able to have worked for this man and his company it was a blessing to me it was my first job. I counted inventory on Sundays and Mondays nights while the store was closed it instilled good work ethics. Thank you and may the Good Lord in Heaven be with you always.
To the the family of Eugene Ferkauf - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
I'm so sorry for your loss. May your loving memories bring you great comfort during this difficult time. May the God who gives peace be with all. Romans 15:33
Dear Estelle and family,
I am sorry for your loss. My late husband, Irwin Hochberg, was a dear friend of your family. Both of these incomparable men will be missed.
Ilene Hochberg Wood
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
MY MOM WORKED IN YOUR STORE IN HARTFORD, CT. WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER ~ MAY YOU SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE MR. FERKAUF ~
I really enjoyed your concepts of shopping & you made it fun & inexpensive. You had the best record department around Chicago in the 60's.
Thanks for letting a teen buy then.
Please accept my deepest sympathy. I shall always remember his visits to the Carle Place and Bailey's Cross Roads stores.
My sister and I split our money and bought our first record at Korvettes.
It was Herman's Hermits. I think I still have it.
Having worked at Korvette from 1957 - 1971 I fondly remember Gene.
Estelle and family --- as a rabbi said when I lost my mom :
AS LONG AS YOU LOVE THE ONE YOU LOSE,
YOU'LL NEVER LOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE
Harriet Causbie (was Krakow )
Dear Mrs Ferkauf, Amy and all of the family,
I send you all my deepest condolences regarding the loss of Mr Ferkauf. It was my pleasure to have known him as a young man, to be employed by him at DeFabios, and to know all of the family. Mr Ferkauf was my Father, Sam Taubman's friend, best customer and trusted advisor in all things Business and personal. I also recognize his tremendous contributions to all causes that were worthy of his interests. I know how huge this loss is to all of you but I hope that you all will be comforted by the outpouring of love and respect that all of us feel for him and for his legacy on this earth. I wish all of you a reflective and loving family Shiva experience and when it is over that all of have only the finest memories of him and his life with all of you forever. May G-d bless all of you and may he welcome Mr Ferkauf with everlasting peace. Love, Richard (Dickie) Taubman