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Sumner Redstone was a billionaire businessman who rose from childhood poverty to build a media empire as the owner and former chairman of ViacomCBS.

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Published in The State on Aug. 12, 2020.
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August 27, 2020
a pioneer’s promise*
(in memory of Sumner Redstone)
by Ruth Esther Gilmore

go and discover unchartered mountains and ocean depths
you need not leave alone for these glories
for the unknown is known to the lion of heaven
also the concealed land behind death’s stories

do not leave without a lamp of hope
and a sextant of celestial consolation
do not turn life’s doorknob
without reaching for the offered support

go with a whoop of your heart’s surrounding affections
wander with a satchel of buoyant assistance
take the offered everlasting hand
the way shines for you in the distance

go for the adventurous great plains and the blue-green grass
you need not fear the unexplored watery foam
brace yourself and take the titan trusting step
leave your doubts behind for yours is the world to roam

*from the book “braving life in these uncertain times” (Geest-Verlag) by Ruth Esther Gilmore
Ruth Esther Gilmore
August 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Redstone family so sorry for your loss. May God strengthen and comfort you during this most difficult time
August 14, 2020
May God who is tender in mercies comfort the family of Mr. Sumner Redstone as you mourn the loss of a wonderful man.
August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020
A remarkable man, my deepest condolences to the Redstone family, sorry for your loss, may God comfort and strengthen all of you as you go through this most difficult time.
August 13, 2020
My condolences.
August 13, 2020
Prayers for this family. So much loss.No words can comfort right now.
August 13, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Barbara Wisbey
August 12, 2020
My sympathies to Phyllis Shari Tyler, Kim, Jason and Brendan. May find memories carry you through this time. With love.
Stuart Sugarman
August 12, 2020
Our condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the family. Please know that our Heavenly Father is with you all during this most difficult time and in the days to come.

Mel, Dalllas TX
August 12, 2020
Deepest Sympathies and heart felt Condolences on the passing of cousin Sumner and to Shari and the entire family. We are from the the Redston/Rothstein branch in NJ from Ithaca, NY and greatly admired Sumner's courage, imagination and genius! May he remain a blessed memory in G-d's loving care.
DrJack Shulman
August 12, 2020

Shari, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I remember him fondly from Boston as I was growing up. elohim yevarekh otakh
Russell Yanoff
August 12, 2020
Mr Redstone was a fixture around Beaver Country Day Camp,Chestnut Hill,Mass when Shari went to Camp there as a child. He always supplied movie tickets to my dad & others throughout the Summer.He was a very thoughtful man who was interested in all aspects of Shari's experience there.I will always remember his kindness. May he rest in Peace. Sincere Sympathies to Shari & te Redstone fmily.
Julie Fusco MHS,RN
August 12, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences .
JE Sowell
August 12, 2020
The Rostanzo family sends sincere condolences to both Brent & Shari and all family members. Mr. Redstone was an exceptional person with a great tenacity and inner strength. May he rest in peace.
Lois Rostanzo
August 12, 2020
My deepest condolences on the death of your loved one. May all of you take comfort in knowing that God cares for you and He will help and strengthen you in your time of sorrow.
August 12, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Redstone Family, May the God of Tender Mercies comfort your sad and grieving hearts with peace and strength as you cope with your loss during this very difficult time.
August 12, 2020
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Sumner Redstone. Long life and longevity is in his DNA. May God give your family comfort and peace as you mourn your loss. Philippians 4:7
August 12, 2020
Thank you.
Michael Ktona
August 12, 2020
May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)
Jan Deer
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