POLAK--Catharina "Ina" Soep. Ira and I would like to extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to Jack and the Polak family on their most tragic loss. Ina was the epitome of elegance, beauty, charm and wit. She represented all that was bright and hopeful. We considered her Dutch Royalty, a brave survivor and representative of the best that came to America. She was loved by all she met and will be missed by all. The Polak family has made a very big influence in our lives both legal and social. I idolized Ina and tried to comport myself the way Ina did. With heartfelt sympathy, Joan and Ira Berman
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Published in The New York Times on May 17, 2014