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03/22/22 11:43 AM #1830    

 

Amy Shelanski

Roy, thanks for letting us know. Mel was such a sweet guy. Such sad news. My condolences to his family.


03/22/22 05:18 PM #1831    

Harriet Frankel (Withstandley)

Roy-  Thanks for letting us know.  My condolences to Mel's family.  Our class has sustained too many losses of late. Let's look forward to our 60th.     


03/23/22 12:19 PM #1832    

Joan Rosenau (Tannebaum)

I was so saddened to hear about Melvin Kosmin's passing. He lived a few houses from me during elementary, middle school and high school and we were part of a neighborhood pack. We were together all the time.  It seems like yesterday.


06/06/22 10:23 AM #1833    

George Trapp

June 6, 1944 D-day. For those of us who went thru EPJH a day to remember the late Mr Ed Balchunas " Mr Bal " who participated in this invasion. For all of us the day that the US and the Allies began the boots on the ground process of liberating Europe from one of the most evil mass murderers in history. I wonder how many of you lost ancestors and family members in Europe at the hands of the Nazis?

06/07/22 01:13 PM #1834    

Deborah Merrick (Wilson)

My father-in-law was a paratrooper dropped behind enemy lines who after 20 minutes, was shot by a German sniper.  He spent the next 2 1/2 years in hospital in England.  He was first hand evidence that freedom is not free and we owe what has now become known as "the greatest generation" a huge debt for ensuring the many advantages our generation has been privileged to enjoy.

 


06/07/22 07:23 PM #1835    

Robert Macfarland

Debbie, very powerful message about your father .  There sure is a high cost for freedom.  One of the powerful memories I have from CHS was in Mr. Ashcom's history class when he described being in the Army unit that liberated one of the concentration camps.  He broke down describing what they found and saw.  That memory has been with me since we graduated.


06/07/22 07:45 PM #1836    

Barbara Barasch (Rosin)

 

 Debbie and Bob ,

These are both personal stories and makes me realize how important persoal associations can be when commemorating an historic day like June 6.. When I was born , my father was in the army . My mother and I - a newborni nfant - lived with her family above the store on South St.  I have a photograph of my father in uniform holding me at maybe 2  weeks or a month old in front of the store. I do not recall him ever talking about the war. Sadly he died when I was 12 and I'm sure he must have thought I was too young for him to share any of this with me. Debbie - your father must have been very courageous.

 

 

 


06/07/22 07:47 PM #1837    

Barbara Barasch (Rosin)

Very sorry....I meant to write your ' father-in-law '.


06/08/22 03:24 PM #1838    

Robert Macfarland

I have a similar story Barbara.  I was told I met my father at Jenkintown station when I was a couple months old.  He was returning from the navy in the Pacific and took the train from the city to Jenkintown,  My mom and I lived with my grandparents in Jenkintown while he was in the Pacific and moved to Laverock shortly after he returned.    


06/08/22 08:19 PM #1839    

Barbara Barasch (Rosin)

very similar indeed , Bob...


06/09/22 12:52 PM #1840    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

Robert Macfarland, Mr. Ashcom was my most favorite teacher. He taught us world history in away I never forgot. I didn't know about the story liberating one of the concentration camps. I wish I had know this. He was a very special teacher. 


09/10/22 10:09 PM #1841    

George Trapp

Extremely late to the discussion. Yahoo mail went bust on my tablet for several months shortly after I posted about Mr Bal. Last week I received a dump of over 6000 emails.---- I was responsible for an old lady who was dying of kidney cancer. Her husband was a tanker whose unit rolled into Belsen. There were no children so I got to keep some of her effects. One was a scrapbook which contained their letters back and forth, a couple of small Nazi war souvenirs, and two actual snapshots of deceased victims of the Holocaust. ---- Among the " progress " man has made over time since Cain murdered Abel is the proliferation of the methods and numbers of persons who can be slaughtered. Or perhaps I should say are being slaughtered. The world and the USA are, in my opinion, a mess and getting worse.

09/11/22 09:40 AM #1842    

 

Barton Solow

Yes George,...a real mess of things...


09/11/22 03:57 PM #1843    

Susan Pomerantz

I guess my messages had stopped for 7-8 months, Thanks for the birthday wishes. I enjoyed reading everyone's news.

 

Susan


09/22/22 08:36 AM #1844    

Bonnie Verbit (Lundy)

It is with sadness that I share with you the passing of Jay Ginsburg on Tuesday September 20,2022.


09/23/22 10:01 AM #1845    

Marsha Dishler

I am so sorry to hear of Jay Gingbergs passing. He and I lived across the street from one another and i confess to a wicked crush on him at one point,, That hair !!!    He was a fine person and lived a good life. He will be missed.


09/23/22 12:07 PM #1846    

 

Richard Olitsky

Very sorry to hear about Jay. 


09/23/22 01:37 PM #1847    

Barbara Brownstein (Schonberger)

So sorry to hear this news


09/23/22 02:50 PM #1848    

Susan Pomerantz

I am so sad to hear about this Jay was a terrific guy.

 

S


09/23/22 04:19 PM #1849    

Sheryl Frost (Sherman)

Devestated to hear about Jay Ginsberg.  Our families were very friendly growing up. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.


09/23/22 04:21 PM #1850    

Helen Batt (Feinberg)

Sad news. In my mind Jay will always be that handsome guy full of life.. 


09/23/22 06:08 PM #1851    

Susan Abrams (Pelleg)

Sorry to hear about Jay.  He was a good person.


09/23/22 06:24 PM #1852    

George Trapp

Sad news ! Ironic, I was just thinking of Jay recently. Specifically about some email we exchanged 6-8 years ago. It was of a nature that might have upset many of our classmates, so it was kept off the website. Suffice to say we shared many views because of difficult situations he saw in his practice relating to children and families , and my experiences with children / families during my years of teaching. He is one of those people that will be exceedingly difficult to replace in his public roles and impossible to replace within his family and among his closest friends.

09/24/22 08:56 AM #1853    

 

Susan Wolf (Trichon)

Yesterday Bonnie,Ginger,Tom and I went to Jay's service.Though none of us really knew him in high school we did get the privilege to get to know him through our many years of reunion meetings.He was kind,compassionate and the ultimate gentleman. At his service his 5 children talked about the impact he made in their lives and his many interests and passions. He was an amazing man. He brought such joy and happiness to so many families through his knowledge of the adoption process. We all felt it was an honor to have known him.


09/24/22 12:23 PM #1854    

Gary Hoffman

So sorry to hear about Jay.  He was a great guy.  May he rest in peace.


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