William Boockvar
BOOCKVAR--William (Billy), 67, of Woodmere, NY, died on September 23, 2009, from complications of leukemia. He was the beloved husband of Ginger Saskin Boockvar and the loving father of Kenny, Kathy, Johnny and Danny. He was also the adored grandfather of 10; Elam, Aaron, Jesse, Colette, Nathan, Charlie, Daphne, Ivy, Emma, and Jason. He was the devoted brother of Alan Boockvar and Gail Jurrist, and was a well-loved and respected ophthalmologist in his community. His wife, children, and grandchildren were his greatest joy. He will be greatly missed.

Published by New York Times on Sep. 25, 2009.
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Dear Ginger, John and family,
I was so saddened to hear about Billy. He looked so well when I visited him at MSK and it was so nice seeing him and you, Ginger. I remember thinking to myself as I left the hospital what a special relationship the two of you had for such a long time. The love that you shared permeated the the room like a gentle mist and I still remember thinking that as you walked me to the elevator and said goodbye. When I got home, Sue and I reminisced a bit about you both and how lucky you were to have each other and how unusual it seemed that so many of a circle of old friends from college were still happpily married 45 years later - you, us, the Grossman's, Lane's & Weiss's.
And John, you made your Dad so proud in a special kind of way. When I first met you, your personality shone right through and I thought to myself, that is Ginger Saskin's boy (there is no higher compliment)! When I told your your Dad how extraordinarily well you had done in such so short a time, he beamed a different kind of pride than I am used to. He looked at me as if to say "I knew that, did you expect any different?"
In a separate entry, Sue and I have placed a poem - a silent meditation from the Kol Nidre service that we hope affords you some solace.

Jerry Blaivas
October 14, 2009
Dear Ginger
We were very sorry to hear of your beloved husband Billy's death. May G-d comfort you during this difficult time. With condolences to you and your beautiful family
The Sherbill Family
October 7, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about Billy's death. My thoughts are with you all for your loss. And his.

Cousin Ellen Lutrin Gordon
Ellen Lutrin Gordon
September 25, 2009
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