I talked to Mr. Lansky on numerous trips to Memphis, when we stayed at the Peabody. He was the best salesman I ever met. He never mentioned Elvis in all the years I knew him. I finally saw an article on T.V. that interviewed him. I will miss our talks.
thank you for sharing all your elvis's stories.you will be greatly missed. RIP -JERRY BISHOP AND FAMILY (BETHEL HEIGHTS, AR.)
Eight years ago when I was 17, I walked into his store and was pleasantly surprised to see Mr. Lansky behind the counter. I asked him about Elvis and he was so willing to talk with me and tell me what Elvis was like. I'll never forget it
So sorry, loved your store, you were so nice to us when we visited, loved your Elvis stories
Our family was so sorry to hear about Mr. Lansky's death, He was a Gentleman, with great charisma, and salesmanship next to none. A generation that will never be again. A man who made life so much more pleasant for everyone. You will miss him, I know, Our deepest sympathy, fran, and family Lemont,Illinois
Hello Family and friends, I'm so sorry to hear about your untimely loss. May the God of all comfort give you the strength to endure during this difficult time. Psalms 46.1
Rip my friend. Elves. Is my course and best friend. Sure. Do miss. Him. So may God be with. The. Family. Tonight.
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
My wife and I met Mr. Lansky on a trip to Memphis for our anniversary. What a true gentleman. A real salesman too, We walked into his store for just a visit, and left with a $400. outfit. We will never forget him. So sorry for you loss. Ralph& Vicki Pennella, NJ
Condolences to the many friends and family members of Mr. Bernard Lansky. I am sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercies and the God of comfort, comfort you all at this time.
If Elvis hadn't got there first, Mr. Lansky would have been outfitting me.
Respect and Condolences to the Lanskys.
Thanks for the inspiration.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend or family member. The bible can be of some comfort at John 3:16
We were priveleged to meet Mr Lansky twice, and were touched by how nice he was. Our condolences to the family and to the city of Memphis as well.
"You know dat's right". I hear him saying that right now! What a man! What a personality! He always greated me with excitement, and interest, and it was sincere. I loved that man! Hal and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe Sugar
Art work of sequence
Condolences to Lansky family
rip` upon a new spiritual journey'
Dear Hal and the Lansky Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy with the loss of your father and my friend for 50 years. Bernard will be truely missed by everyone he touched in his life.
My Mom just loved the way Elvis dressed...R.I.P Mr Lansky.
To the Lansky Family,
We are sorry for your loss, but know that his influences will be felt by us all forever
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You influenced youngsters all over the world who wished to emulate Elvis. So tasteful! I remember when I visited Memphis in the 60s that there was a huge mural on the back wall of your shop depicting blues greats. I loved it.
A true gentleman... The King of Flash... Rest in peace my friend.
From the great State of Maine I want to extend my sympathy to your family. I was enlightened to read your story and your kindness to Elvis Presley. Thank you and may God Bless.
My husband and I were honored to meet Mr. Lansky a few years ago when we were vacationing in Memphis and stopped in Lansky's to buy a Peabody duck cane. He helped us with our purchase and chatted with us for a few minutes. What a wonderful gentleman he was. The last time we were in Memphis and stopped in Lansky's we were disappointed to be told that he was no longer working. So very sorry to hear of his passing. God's peace be with the Lansky family.
I am so sorry for yur loss. I was in Memphis this past September and seen your store. Now you are in Heaven with the man who loved your clothes.May God bless you and your family. Sandra Slater, Louisville Ky
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My condolences to the entire Lansky family. May Mr. Lansky rest in peace.
My condolence to the family may God bless you the family John 5:28.
To the the family of Bernard Lansky - 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.
we met Bernard and his Son Hal , Grand Daughter Julie 5 Times at the Peaboddy hotel he made me very welcome and they are lovely people and Bernard was a True gent
I have fond memories of him and chatting to him he made me smile , he gave me a present of a set of duck cuff links which I treasure what a lovely person and a lovely family
I will miss him and our heart goes out to Hal , Julie and the rest of the family
Peter & Judith West Yorkshire England
I've been a Elvis fan for years and been to the shop in aug on vac rest in peace
My prayers are with the Lansky family at this time of their sadness. May wonderful memories of his life with all of you continue to make you feel a joy within your hearts that he was with you as long as G-d granted. My condolenses.
Brenda Lansky-Beil, Fort Lauderdale
ELVIS was very special to me and I enjoyed coming to Bernard Lansky's store. I am sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to the family.
I didn't know him but I knew Elvis Pressly. My condolences for him.
Bernard Lansky made such a contribution to many that will never be forgotten. Romans 15:33.
Please except my condolenceses. During this difficult time of grief relying on God will bring you much comfort and turning to him in prayer will bring comfort.
rest in peace Mr. Lansky.I bought a blazer from your store back in 2007 and i think of you and elvis everytime i wear it...say hi to elvis for us.
I am sorry for your loss. “He will wipe out all tears from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Lanskys on the passing of cousin Bernard.
Hilary and Linda Gordon
What a Memphian & very magnificant Merchant you made the city a leader in fashions of Men Dress.Thanks
God Bless and thank you for enlightening all of us with your personality and wisdom!
Condolances to the Lansky Family how Amazing being able to work so close to an Icon
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Bernard.He will be missed & always remembered.
Sounds like he had a wonderful life and to be that closely acquainted with Elvis is something so very special!! I loved Elvis when he was alive and I still love him. Hope to come to Graceland this fall or early next year. Been once, it is wonderful!! God bless the family of Mr. Lansky.
Hello Mr. Lansky I never new you but I heard a lot about you. My closeness to Elvis and his music all my life feels as if I known you all my life. This morning I heard you passed away it was mentioned on Elvis Channel radio I began to cry a tear. You are an icon in the history books and will always be mentioned and rememberd your beautiful stye. Of clothing will never fade away I still plan to buy from you soon, as soon as I can afford the taste. R.I.P. Mr.B Lansky Elvis and your family members await for your new
styles. You will be missed in my home town Salinas, CA. It was a pleasure to know you. :)
May the God of all comfort give you strength. Psalms 55:22
Sorry to hear of your loss. Wish I had know about the shop it would have been one of my stops. You will be in my prayers.
Wish I would have gotta to meet him I'm a huge Elvis fan and was born in Elvis's bday in 83 ans never got to go to Graceland or Tennessee yet but ill get here. mr lansky clothed Elvis and he's is not with Elvis and may he RIP and I send my prayers to his family
May the God of comfort soothe your heart.
May God comfort and strengthen you during this time of grief. My deepest condolences to your family.
I was in Memphis about a month with my wife, while at the Peabody to see the ducks,I stopped in and his son Hal took time to talked to me about Elvis and his father. To Hal and Julie and the rest of the Lansky family my prayers are with you.
My great uncle, Major Forbes,was always a shopper of Lansky Brothers. My memories of him always include flashy dress. Thanks to your family for fond memories. May God bless and comfort you in your loss.
Gloria Cole (daughter of Murray "Spud" Cole, Munford, Tn).
I always enjoyed going to Lansky Bros on Beale Street to get my suits. I will truly miss the professionalism and the true customer service that I got from him whether I bought nylon underwear or a full dress suit.
My sincere sympathy to the Lansky family. May God give you comfort in your time of grief. Psalms 55:22.
AlthoughI never met Mr.Lansky I have heard nothing but good about this wonderful man....RIP Bernard Lansky
I am honored to have known Mr.B. I truly enjoyed working beside him at The Lansky Stores in the Peabody Hotel, mainly the Lucky Duck. He's gone but not forgotten.
FOND MEMORIES...MAY HE REST PEACEFULLY
Mr. Lansky waited on me years ago during a one-time visit to his shop. What a testament to his gracious, caring character, that after one brief encounter with him, I feel the world has lost a wonderful man.
I worked and traveled with Mr.B. and Hal back in the 80's. Was always treated like a king. Will always be some of the fondest memories of my life. My deepest sympathies to Hal, Mrs. Joyce and the rest of the family.
We love shopping in your store, and have enjoyed wearing your fine garments at musical performances throughout Florida. Thank you for your contributions to so many around the world. God bless Mr. Lansky. Sonny Charles, St Pertersburg, Fl.
We loved "Mr. B." -- Danny was always telling us funny stories about him - esp. his "fights" with the computers! He was a wonderful man and will be missed. With fond memories and much love....
So sorry to hear about Mr. Lansky. I would go to the store every time I was at the Peabody. My greatest and funniest memory was one time when giving me change from a purchase, I said thank you. Mr. Lansky looked over the top of his glasses and said "no thank you, thank you very much" He smiled at me and said "i taught him that" God rest your soul, Mr. Lansky
Such a wonderful man; so proud of his family and business, he was a great friend 'across the pond'. And we are so proud to have known him as a friend. God bless you all.
He was a wonderful man, proud of his family, and a good friend across the pond over the years - we will miss him very much.
I met Bernard Lansky in 2006 in his store at the Peabody Hotel. What a class act! He took the time to tell us several of his Elvis stories which I'm sure he was asked about a million times. His eye for fashion was still sharp and cutting edge. He also provided us with a signed book highlighting his service to Elvis. The man was a true southern gentlemen that made you feel good just being around him.
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Lansky's passing. Jim passed away last month, as well. I bet the two of them are up in heaven talking retailing.
I did not know Mr. Lansky but I will think of him every time I hear or see Elvis Presley. I loved his clothing style during the 50's and 60's. My prayers to his family.
SAD to hear of the loss of Bernard. I met him many times at the store, but the 1st was Great. I told him I had been a DJ during the 60's & 70's and played Elvis music, and with no more than that Mr. Lansky started telling me story after story. After an hour or so, he signed a book I had, taking up the entire inside front cover and put a Lansky sticker on it as an end-mark. Will miss seeing him yearly as I come to Elvis week & other Elvis events.
I didn't know Mr. Lansky but I want to express my sympathy to his family.
I'm sure Elvis is happy to see him again. Angel wings are fine but Elvis always liked beautiful sharp clothes!
To Mrs Mildred, from Emma Argol and her daughter Elizabeth Argol Morrison. My father owned Argo Cleaners and dad and mom thought very highly of Mr. Lansky and the whole Lansky family. Know that you are in our prayers.
Prayers to the family. I met him in 1989. Such a nice man.
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
To Hal, Julie and the entire Lansky family. One of my all time heroes in the clothing business, a true gentlemen and visinonary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
-Bob, Susie and Evan Cournoyer (Memphis, Tn.)
My God bless this family during their time of loss. what a precious story, and an amazing friendship.
Hal & Julie, sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Bernard on my visits to your store. My first experience doing business with him was swapping signs for "Peggers" in the 1950's. He will be missed.
**A MEMPHIS LEGEND IS GONE BUT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED**
My Sincere sympathy to the family. Mr. Lansky did the job God intended and done it well. Elvis was waiting for him at the gate!
True Elvis Fan!
Dear Lansky Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Lansky. I know you will find comfort from many happy memories of him.
All my best,
you lived a long and full life and enjoyed it all !
Mr. Lansky made our visit to Memphis unforgettable. We still bring out the book he gave us - autographed for my then little daughter - and tell friends of his humor, warmth and grace while sitting with him in the Peabody lobby listening to stories of his store and its customers (and then buying!). What a gift it must have been to have him as a father and friend! God bless you all.
WHAT A SUPER GUY...WELL RESPECTED MAN...HAD MANY OF LAUGHS WITH HIM...MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY..
I'm so sorry for your loss. Stayed at the Peabody a few years ago and had such a pleasant experience in your shop. Mr. Lanky personally helped me and made me feel special. I've never forgotten that. I'm sure he's probably helping Elvis pick out some clothes right now.
I am so sorry for your loss. Will keep you all in my prayers.
I never got a chance to meet Mr. Lansky, it sounds like he lived a very successful and gradifying life. However no matter the age death is always difficult for the love ones left behind. So I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy for the Lansky family during this most difficult time. May the hearer of prayer comfort you and give you strength beyond normal.
Our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.
So sorry to hear of your family loss. Your Dad was a fine man. I never saw him without a smile.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
What beautiful tributes to Mr. Lansky, that can be found here! I have read many, biographies, memoirs & oral histories of Memphis &/or Elvis. It seems all the books on Elvis had a story on Mr. Lansky. Those stories about the Lansky bros., were all positive, even in books that reeked hot gossip! What a beloved man he was. To his family, may his memory be for a blessing.
to the family of mr. lansky now hes picking elviss clothes in heaven.thank u mr.l for making elvis look good for all those years god bless his family.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lanky on one of my trips to Memphis. He took the time to tell me some Elvis stories. My condolences to his family and friends!
There is no one like our DAD and you had a very blessed one loved by many. He deserves his heavenly rest and he is with his Lord and Elvis again now! May God comfort you in your loss through all your cherished memories until you meet again one day. Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and the city of Memphis he obviously adored.
Memphis is mourning the passing of Mr. Bernard Lansky today. May the family find strength through the stories and memories of their beloved. I remember as a child shopping with my mother in Mr. Lansky's shop. He was always so funny and so concerned of his patrons. What a wonderful long life he lived. He will be missed by so many people from around the world. God bless the family during this time. RIP Mr. Lansky and a job well done here on earth!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. He will be missed!
Kevin and Lesli
Elvis always looked sooo good wearing Mr. Lansky's clothes!
My sincere sympathy to Mr. Lansky's family. May he rest in peace.
A life-long Elvis fan. Sandy Van Horn
Mr. Lansky was a wonderful person, I only had the privilege of meeting him once and what an impression that was! I took my daughter to Graceland for her high school graduation present, she has loved Elvis since she was a child. We went shopping and met Mr Lansky, he posed with my daughter under the picture that was hanging of Elvis and himself, he made my daughter feel so special. I'm sure that was what made him the gentleman that he was.He also spoke of Elvis which remains the highlight of our trip. May God bless and comfort his family.
I was able to meet him in his shop in 2006 when i went on a trip to Tennessee what a sweet man he was!
Dear Hal I can't tell you how sadden We are in Kansas City to hear of your father's passing, We always looked foward to visiting your Dad and you when ever we frequented Memphis, it won't seem the same without Mr. Lansky being there,
Lil Joe Sherrick Pres. K C Blues Society
Frank Hicks Knucklehead's Saloon
I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Lanskey. As a young salesman he made me feel at home in the old Peabody. Prayers of with Hal and his brother Alvin. Hal Choyce
Dear Hal and family I had the pleasure of meeting your dad in newyork during buying trips it was a pleasure to meet him and I know he will be truly missed sorry fior your families loss Mike KIEWE jsedwards men store baltimore md
Dear Mildred and Family:
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Bernard. I know that all of your fond memories will always keep him close to your heart. My condolences.
Patty DeBois Blivess
I had the priviledge of meeting Mr Lansky and Hal in Memphis 10 years ago and always looked forward to my return visits. May he rest in Peace
Dear Mildred and family,
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of cousin Bernard. The article I read on the internet was truly wonderful. Some of the stories that were written were the stories that I heard growing up. He lived a successful and blessed life. May the sweet memories you have of Bernard help to guide you over the next several days.
Cousin Mary Ellen DeBois Flaks
Ryan and I met him while visiting Graceland. One of the sweetest persons you would ever meet. My sincere condolences.
I was sorrowed by the loss of a man that was so full of life, and put up with so many of my high school friends and me. Looking back to the 50's makes me realize that Bernard had the patience of Job, and never got irritated at any of us. May God Bless the Lansky family during their time of bereavement.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He is with the Lord now and seeing Elvis.
We will remember forever the wisdom, lovingkindness and charity of Bernard Lansky. His memory will be an everlasting and guiding light.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word.
Such a sweet man that Mr. Lansky-it was truly a joy just knowing you.
I am so sorry about Mr Lansky. He is and will always be a Memphis Legend. Mr Lansky is in stories that I tell of Memphis, I lived in Memphis for many years, but moved in 1997, when I would come to visit my family I also went to the Peabody to hear the wonderful stories, Mr Lansky had to tell. You will be missed Mr Lansky, but I'm so sure that Elvis is glad that you are there to dress him again. Love you----Dave and Brenda Kalat
I will never forget the stories that Mr. B shared, from his signed guitars to Elvis' Cadillacs. He was a tremendous salesman because he took a personal interest in each and every visitor to his store. I am honored to have known such an amazing person and will miss him dearly.
I just want to express my condolences to the family...I'm very sorry for your loss.
I'll always remember you waiting outside of the house on North Trezevant for the ride to work in my grandmother's Buick. I'd ride in between the two of you in the front seat as a small child and remember how you'd wonder whether or not we'd all make it to the store alive because of my grandmother Rachel Herzog's driving skills.
And thank you Bernard, for the wonderful gift of the two tuxedos you gave me to wear when I played the piano for the grand reopening of the Peabody in 1981.
No one could make me laugh like you did did when I was a little boy. We will always love and remember you, your kindness, your charity and the love in your heart for this city, your friends, and your family.
And much love.