May 20, 2014
"Jessica, in looking for you I came across the news of the deaths of your parents. I remember you all so well. Although this comes very late, please accept my condolences. Robin
February 16, 2012
"Dear Jessica (and husband),
Quite by accident, I came across your father's obituary online. My husband, Mike Landers, and I were good friends with your parents back in Brussels many long years ago, and we shared many a conversation and lots of laughter with them (especially your mom, Martha!) at various cocktail parties and other gatherings of the Foreign Press Association. Your mother--whom I liked tremendously--was a great listener when I raved on about my musical adventures in various little Belgian chorales--we actually discussed Roland de Lassus! Carl and Mike were good friends and colleagues.
I was able to visit Carl and Martha years later in their lovely little red brick house in Georgetown...and I once drove out to Bethesda (?) when your mom was working in a (used?) book store out there.
I have wonderful memories of those years in Brussels. And I am also the proud owner of a Jessica Hartman original collage which I call "Naufrage." I know I purchased it from Martha (and I believe you were still in Brussels at the time).
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I hope it will comfort you to know that he--and both your parents--live on in my memory, and in the memories of all those fortunate enough to have known them.
God bless you.
Sharon (Landers) Taormina"
February 14, 2012
"Jessica and Daniel, my heart is with you. Please allow me to help in any way.
God bless you."
February 13, 2012
"May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief. May all his memories stay close to your heart! Psalms 46:1 Joanna"
February 13, 2012
"Jessica and Daniel, we are so sorry for your loss. Jessica your parents were such dear friends of my parents. I still remember the time we stayed with you on the Avenue Louise in Brussels. You were all such wonderful hosts and made us so comfortable. I wish we could come to the memorial but my mother can't travel any more. We'll be thinking of you.
Jane & Steve Frederick, Nadeane and David Anderson"